And here's some help in not winning the Bulwer-Lytton: Writing Sexual Tension on Automagic Writing. This was a presentation given by KL Grady, one of my SHU students, and I really wish I could have attended it, but I had workshops scheduled at the same time as all the student modules. Bummer!
At least I can download her notes. Too bad the examples of bad sex scenes aren't available. We had a good time with those when KL was prepping her presentation. My tip: avoid metallic sound effects when describing a blow job. Oh, and Zorro? Very limited application as a sensual element. Just sayin'.