'So,' he said casually, 'You want to fu*k?'And was followed by:
'Sure,' I said.At the time of reading said scene (while having breakfast, which I don't think had any impact on my response but I thought I should disclose it) I felt...I'm not exactly sure...disquieted? It wasn't until Meredith and I were chatting about the book that I mentioned my disquiet over how the scene was set up. Hmm, that's not quite right. It wasn't the scene itself, but the dialogue. It felt...rough, blunt. Physical, not emotional. Very...basic! That's the word I was looking for. Basic! Not romantic.
Meredith's reply was that, when she first read the scene, it struck her as incredibly masculine. And our resulting conversation got me to thinking about how men approach sex - with women and with men. So, are the m/f romance novels we read accurately reflecting how men approach sex with women, or are they romanticizing it? And are the m/m romance novels we read accurately reflecting how men approach sex with men? Is the scene in A Dangerous Thing typical (and yes, I know use of the word typical is a bit strong).