La Petite Mort: How do you Describe that Happy Ending?
I was beta reading for a dear friend last week, and she stunned me with her orgasmic prowess: three long paragraphs to describe that monumental end to a sex scene.
I realized how short my climaxes can be (in my books, people–books!). I spend all my time with the sexual tension, then the build-up (which probably includes a whole lot of hair-pulling, spanking or clever uses of the tongue). The climax gets one sentence, two max. And I can’t say I’m super creative with how I describe it. I might go into the clenching/contracting muscles of pelvic floor, sometimes with the inner thighs and ass working along too. Or I might use the euphemisms for the physical responses: waves of pleasure, delicious release, etc.
It’s harder still to describe how it feels for a man. Fortunately I am married to a man who doesn’t mind talking about his cock. But still, not having a cock myself, I hesitate to go into as much detail as he might share with me. I confess I’ve used all the stupid turns of phrases, like “spilled his seed” (in historicals!) or “shot his load”. There might be some groaning as his cum surges down his shaft just before the big O.
So how about you? I thought it might be fun today to ask for your best or favorite descriptions of the actual orgasm–either from your writing or someone else’s. I considered asking for worst, too, because that would be funny, but Write Sex Right is is not just sex positive, it’s also author positive, so we’d better keep it kind.
Post your favorite turns of phrase, descriptions, or euphemisms for the orgasm in the comments below.