When sex writing goes bad...


In writing this blog, half my time goes into trying to format, figuring out why my fonts don't align and somehow get the content to sync with every platform of social media I'm trying to learn, instead of crossing at the "t" and dotting all the "i" in my prose. So, I thank you for your patience when an obviousword gets left out or a misspelling happens, but in the end, I hope my content never gets the red pen the following sex content has received.

Every year the Literary Review grants a prize for the worst "Bad Sex" in fiction. This year the recipient was British author Rowan Somerville for his work The Shape of Her. In response Somerville is quoted, “There is nothing more English than bad sex, so on behalf of the entire nation I would like to thank you.” Here are a few excerpts from the work for your review:

“like a lepidopterist mounting a tough-skinned insect with a too blunt pin he screwed himself into her” without shuddering!

“He unbuttoned the front of her shirt and pulled it to the side so that her breast was uncovered, her nipple poking out, upturned like the nose of the loveliest nocturnal animal, sniffing the night. He took it between his lips and sucked the salt from her.”

And for those often annoyed by grammatical errors, you will probably take great delight in Missed Corrections, a grammatical editing of the Missed Connections ads featured on Craigslist. Many of these entries are fantastic in regard to style, substance and creativity with the English language.

The following is from the about section of the Missed Corrections website:

Me? I was the pretentious academic, judging you from behind the safe glow of my MacBook.

You? You were spouting out all sorts of nonsense on the Internet. You called an attractive woman a “shortie” and referred to her backside as a “donk.” You couldn’t tell the difference between “your” and “you’re.” Oh, and when you wrote down your Specific Location, you spelled your hometown wrong… AND your state.

You can find me on Missed Corrections. Making fun of you.

  • Location: The Internet
  • it’s ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

To learn more about the Bad Sex in Fiction award:http://flavorwire.com/133222/and-the-years-worst-sex-scene-in-fiction-is
To learn more about Missed Corrections: www.missedcorrections.com