Smut University – Visual Imagery

Written by Lulu M

Writing Exercise 1

Writing Exercise 2

This writing technique is based off of the five senses. It’s about using using verbs to describe what is seen, heard, felt, smelled and tasted. It is a good way to draw in your readers. You aren’t just TELLING them what is happening in the story, you are SHOWING them.You are transporting them into the scenes of your pages, and they are experiencing all that your character’s are experiencing.

Sensory Imagery is a good way to set up your scene. While it can be pretty hot for the male character to just “plunge” his happy stick right into the girls vagaygay, sometimes a little prepping is needed.

As an author, you may see the scene in your mind, now the question is: did you translate it completely to your reader?

He had sex hair.

I see this one a lot in Twilight stories, and where it does a good job in somewhat setting the scene (we can infer that Edward is crazy sexy), what exactly does sex hair look like? Edward must be a master in bed, where he can crawl out after sex and have perfectly mussed hair. Because when I shimmy, ungracefully out, my hair is a knotted mess. Sex hair isn’t necessarily hot on me. Now what makes his sex hair hot?

As you consider these questions, think about the five senses.

What do you see? Long strands of brown, coiling around one another. Glinting red in the sun like a desert snake.

What do you hear? Softly moving together like whispers of wind.

What do you feel? Silky thin stands of yarn, that fall through your fingers like water.

What do you smell? Mellow tints of sandalwood, with a citrusy undertone

What do you taste? The undertone of citrus a thin layer coating the tongue.

Notice my use of similes and metaphors. Similes – comparing to unlike things, often introduced with the words like or as. Metaphors – states that two unlike things are the same.

Now take what you “sensed” and put it into paragraph format.

He had sex hair. Long strands of brown coiled around one another, glinting red in the sun like the eyes of a snake. They danced softly around one another as he walked gracefully, moving like silk begging to be touched. Sandalwood wafted in my direction as he strolled by, and my mouth watered at the undertones of citrus coating my tongue.

Now for an example writing exercise. For most of us, we are writing what we visualize in our mind. Now let’s take the picture above. It details a scene that could enter our thoughts as we think about writing smut. Now let’s think about the five senses.

What do you see? a married couple. trust.

What do you hear? the whisper of a tie sliding across flesh. fingers gliding across stubble.

What do you feel? hot breath. smooth thighs. plump lips.

What do you smell? sugar

What do you taste? salty flesh

The silver band glinted in the light as she covered his eyes with the tie, the silky material whispering across his face, a prelude to the satiny flesh he itched to touch. He couldn’t see anything, but he trusted her completely. Hot breath blew across her finger, hints of sugar from the desert they had just eaten whirling through the air, as she trailed it from his lips and across his jaw line. The salt from her skin mixed deliciously with the sweet tones still leftover on his tongue, happily stirring body parts lower down.

Notice how I didn’t go into details of thrusting hips. I only wrote what I saw. I took one part of the scene, and SHOWED it to my readers.

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