From time to time given the amount of smut I read it is inevitable that I will encounter some really badly written erotica. You know the sort, bad scenario, inadequate scene setting, repetative narrative and every thing in between.
I read some stories and the plot just doesn’t work at all because if the author thought it through it would be physically impossible. And some are just plain pompous twaddle, a collection of thoughts and words penned to impress.
Today I happened upon a site which actually awards this kind of stuff, it’s on the Literary Review site and it’s called the “Bad Sex In Fiction Award”. The award was conceived by Auberon Waugh in 1993 and I quote “to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it”.
Check out this years nominations here, there are some really classy passages and some damn right weird ones too http://www.literaryreview.co.uk/badsexpassages.html