So, right now I'm working on a book. In this book a whole gaggle of horny women are living together in an old, distinguised maison of ill repute.
And for some reason, no matter how hard I try, I keep thinking about all of them getting their periods at the same time!
Yeah, I know. SOOOOO not romantic. But have you ever heard that, that women living in close quarters often get on the same cycle? I keep thinking, hmm, I suppose the orgies shut down once a month. And then I think, how do those old, distinguished pipes handle all those tampons being flushed at the same time?
Ha, yes, I think about these things as a writer. As a reader, not so much. I don't want to know! When it comes to kinky stuff, it's almost like these TMI issues are amplified. What happens to those butt plugs when they get pulled out in the middle of a sex scene? You can't just throw them on the floor. For that matter, when do all those sex toys get washed and sanitized, and who does it?
And of course, in my books and many other books, the hero and heroine usually drift off to sleep in one another's arms post-sex. In real life, let's be honest--GROSS. In real life, you're sweaty and you've got either goo trickling out between your legs or icky latex residue that it's probably best to rinse off. I also read somewhere that women should urinate after sex to prevent UTIs.
Sooooo romantic! I know!
I guess as readers, we all choose not to think about these things. Or do we? Do you think about these kind of things as you read? Do we prefer accuracy and realism in some areas, but not others? I think that's probably the case.
Sorry if I squicked anyone out today! I promise not to actually mention tampons or toilet clogs in my upcoming book, even if it's running rampant through my mind as I'm writing. Le sigh.