Friday, March 14, 2008

Sex and Romance

Got a question for you...or rather a friend of mine who is doing her major college socialogy project on the effect of romance novels on human sexuality does. :)

Her question is:

Has reading romance helped or hindered your sex life/sexuality? (You don't have to have an active sex life to be influenced by what you read in regard to your sexuality.)

You can answer here or email her privately.

As incentive to help out, I'm offering a signed book of choice (provided I have author copies) and some chocolate - of course - to a name drawn from those who answer the question either here or in an email to Sarah. :)

Thanks so much for participating in this survey. :)

16 comments:

Amy said...

I would have to say it has definitely helped my sex life with my husband. My hubby is always telling me we need to try out the love scenes in the books I read. LOL And to be honest after reading a great romance book it does put me in the mood for romance myself.

Jenn said...

I would have to say that it has definitely helped my sex life. My husband always asks me what book I'm reading when I aproach him at times and he knows I have sex on the mind. Not all the books I read do that but I can tell when it is definately a good book that it adds something. There are also times when I read a book and I am so thankful to have found my husband and to not have to go through the things that some of the characters in the books do.

Kelley Nyrae said...

It has helped our sex life a lot! Reading a good romance puts me in the mood some times when I might not have been. It also reminds me of what I have and makes me want to show my feelings physically.

Virginia said...

Reading romance doesn't influence my sex life one why or the other. I just enjoy reading romance books.

Cherie J said...

Reading a sexy romance does put me in the mood sometimes so hubby does benefit.

RRich said...

My husband use to refer to my "books" as "smut books"...until he started seeing the benefits they could bring!

Brandy said...

I don't know that my reading romance affects my sex life/sexuality. I DO know that while reading Cecelia Aherns book, P.S. I love you, I cried like a baby and kissed my husband even though he was asleep. *g*

Jane said...

I don't feel romance books influence my sex life. Sometimes a book will give you ideas, but I don't think it causes me to view sex differently.

kim h said...

it has not cause i am single but i justl ove reading romance, but it only help me in the long run lol

Stacy S said...

I don't think they make any difference on my sex life. Sometimes you might get ideals though!

ruth said...

I enjoy romance no matter what. It has no influence upon my sex life but is a great pleasure.

flchen1 said...

I would say that on the whole, it's helped--the good romances do help me appreciate the relationship I have and do put me in the mood to express that physically :)

robynl said...

A good book will put me in the mood and someone benefits from that, lol. I would say it influences in a good way.
Also, when reading about a 'woman in charge of her life' it makes me want to be more like that.

Cathy said...

Definitely helped. Nothing like reading a sexy romance to help spice up my mood.

Estella said...

At my age it doesn't help my sex life. I just like to read romance books.

limecello said...

Reading romances hasn't affected my sex life, but it has -well I can't think of the word, but it has affected(?) my sexuality. I've learned some new things - especially with all the erotica that's out there now. I stumbled upon a blog and was like O_o. Haha - so I'll say a combination of romances and age have made me more open to conversations about sex and sexuality.