... have an agenda, they complicate sex, they make layers, it’s conditional. And they lie as well.
Kate Copstick, the new publisher of The Erotic Review stirred things upon the BBC Radio 4 Today programme (which you can listen to here) when she said that women just do not write as well as men about sex.
Kathy Lette who was also on the programme takes up the argument at The Times, and Jean Hannah Edelstein at The Guardian blog.
Anyone who thinks women can't write erotica might do best to start with Anais Nin or Collette.
Sometimes the beginning of a story can be enough; a potential encounter as gratifying and memorable as the consummation of flesh. Restraint as erotic as abandon; denial and delay are sensual, temporal bonds.I loved Erica Wagner's response.
Post-post script :
Literary Saloon sees all this as a nice example of media manipulation, and it really does sound like it. Never mind, the debate is fun, even if ultimately silly. The Times has guides to writing sex scenes - a man's tips (by Ewan Morrison) and a woman's (written by the infamous Belle du Jour).