By Elaine Viets
NOTE: If you blush easily, the following blog is not for your delicate eyes. If you fearlessly pursue accuracy in your writing, then read on. I’m talking to you, dude.
The novel had a scene – as so many novels do – about a woman removing her bra before she had sex with her lover.
Never mind which novel. It could be Everyman. In fact, it is every man. Every man who writes a hot sex scene says something like this dude:
“Her brassiere was a diaphanous lace, and when she reached behind herself in that quintessentially feminine move, I couldn’t look away.”
Huh? What “quintessentially feminine move”?
I got news for you, gentlemen. We don’t take off our bras that way. I sure don’t, and I’m no contortionist.
I don’t know any woman who uses that so-called “quintessentially feminine move.” I haven’t met every bra-wearing woman on the planet, but I’ve been in enough women’s locker rooms, from high school till now, to know that’s not how it’s done.
It’s much easier for women to slip our arms out of the straps, then drag the bra around to the front and unhook it where we can see the hooks. Some of us even manage this maneuver with our shirts on.
So why does the blind bra-unhooker persist in novels and movies? In movie after movie, and book after book, the babe reaches around back to unhook. And we put up with these blatant falsies.
Why can’t men get these scenes right? Why are they so hooked on this scenario?
Can I ask a personal question, dudes? Have you actually been with a woman who took off her own bra? Did you watch how she did it?
Or has this erotic lingerie fantasy overpowered your reason and regard for the facts?
If you still want that hot sex scene, here are two suggestive suggestions:
(1) The woman wears a front closure bra – hot, quick, easy.
(2) The woman wears no bra at all – she’s already fully liberated.
If you want women to take your writing seriously, gentlemen, get the facts right – starting at the top.
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