The shortlist for this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award has been published and it seems it's full of male authors. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-...-frey-katerina-shortlist-winner-a8664786.html This doesn't mean of course, that a shortlist for the best sex in fiction, wouldn't also be full of male authors. In addition to the question posed in the thread title, do you enjoy reading novels that have graphic sexual content, or would you prefer novels that omit it completely? From a personal perspective, there's nothing I'm prudish about, but I'd prefer the author spent more trouble in being inventive with the plot. Engage the author with sexual activity, if it's relevant to development of the plot and of the characters, but I really don't need to read the messy details of it. In Martin Amis' Money, the main character describes the relationship with his girlfriend and alludes to how she uses sex to exploit him, but leaves what goes on behind closed doors up to the reader's imagination. I consider it makes much better reading that way.