When was the last time you read a book about sex? Or a book with a sexy scene? Not necessarily hardcore erotica, even a YA book that features coming-of-age sexual relations??
Laura at She Loves To Read is hosting a week long readathon called Sex Me Up (#sexmeupreadathon) with the aim of dispelling the myth that all books that contain sex are “wrong”, “dirty” or are always badly written for the desperadoes of the world. The readathon is happening 21st-25th July, and you can sign up to take part here. Laura will even email you a list of suggested titles, in case you aren’t sure what to go for (check out my readathon TBR here).
I’m going to put this out there – I love sex in fiction. I love stories that have relationships, intimacy, romance, and sex. That doesn’t mean that I always read erotica to get my fiction sex-fix. There are TONS of YA books out there that deal with age-appropriate sex storylines, and I think it’s about time the taboo surrounding sex in literature got lost.
We watch it in movies, we sing about it in songs, hell – music videos these days have more nekedness and gyrating than your average adult novel. So why are we embarrassed to read about it? I’ve included a link below to Laura’s #sexmeupreadthon video, and to the title-song, just for fun.