11 Sex Scenes In Books You Should Read With Your Partner

As someone who is in a long-term relationship, I'm always looking for new ways to spice up my sex life with my partner. Over the years, we've tried it all—role playing, dirty talk, new positions, you name it — but my new favorite turn on is reading sex scenes from books.

When I was younger, I tried watching erotic movies with a college boyfriend, but the acting was so bad and the quality of the movie was so low, I found myself laughing out loud and critiquing the film instead of being the aroused. Watching it with my then partner made me feel awkward and strangely detached, and I knew there had to be a better way to indulge in sexual fantasies.

Like most issues in my life, I found the answer to this predicament in a book — an erotic book, to be exact. When I realized how much of a turn on reading sex scenes in books was solo, I knew it was something I needed to try with my boyfriend, and not just because we're both book nerds, but because it was that titillating. And you can take it from me, it's fun for both you and your partner.

From erotic novels to classic literature, I found plenty of books filled with tender touches, passionate kisses, and hot sex that worked better than any movie could. If you're looking for a new turn on, here are 11 sex scenes from books to read with your partner.

1. A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel by James Salter

Let me set the scene for you: 1960s Paris, where a Yale dropout and a young French girl carry on a passionate, steamy love affair which includes role playing, teasing, and whole lot of foreplay.

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2. Addicted to You by Bethany Kane

Speaking of foreplay, if you want want not just minutes but hours of it, help yourself to Addicted to You, by romance and erotica author Beth Kery (writing as Bethany Kane). Full of sexual tension and and tortured lovers, this one is so much more fun read aloud.

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3. The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Because chances are either you or your partner love The Godfather movie, it's time you shared the book together. Action packed, violent, and sexy, this scene from early on in the novel is a taste of what's to come.

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4. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

It starts with an innocent kiss, but it gets much sweeter (and hotter) from there. The rush of abandonment, impropriety, and deceit are all too much. If you like to imagine sexy Jane Austen or Charles Dickens novels, read Sarah Waters glorious  Fingersmith .

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5. Night Secrets by Kat Martin

There's usually some pretty hot sex in historical romance novels, and Night Secrets is no different. Reading these intense, pleasure-filled sex scenes with your partner is like erotic role playing, book nerd style.

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6. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

A mostly romantic, sentimental book, Nicholas Sparks's The Notebook is know for it's sweet, thoughtful one-liners and less for it's toe curling sex. As you can see, though, it has it's scorching hot moments. Are you picturing Ryan Gosling as you read this, too?

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7. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is one of the many writers who proves that poetry can be a turn on. And you told your English teacher it was stupid...

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8. The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham

Everyone enjoys an lengthy romp in the hay, but quickies can be a turn on, too. A great read only made better by it's hot-and-heavy sex scenes, it's about time you read The Snow Queen.

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9. Burn by Maya Banks

As a woman, it's a bigger turn on to read about women's pleasures, especially when they're the main focus of the experience. In Maya Banks Breathless, one domineering man is surprised by how much control he's willing to give up, and it is h-o-t.

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10. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

A long and intimate sex scene that, yes, features a bloody nose, is tantalizing none the less. Read  Voyager together — heck, read the entire Outlander series together, because there's a lot more where this came from.

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11. Bared to You by Sylvia Day

You can't talk sexy excerpts without mentioning Sylvia Day, the bestselling author of majorly hot books including the Crossfire series. In Bared to You, guiltless pleasure knows no bounds, and neither will you your partner when you read this together.

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