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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.