If you follow me on twitter, then you know I've been drilling people for their favorite sex scenes from a movie, hot and sexy books not found in the "X-rated" section at the bookstore, and their experiences with online dating services.
No, I'm not leaving my husband. I'm writing a book. And frorm my requests, I'm guessing you can figure out what it's about.
So, I'd love to know your feedback, in comments or email, about the following:
1) Best "would make me want to have sex with my spouse" scenes in a movie (preferably ones that do not include Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, or Kathleen Turner). I also ruled out Wild Things.
Here's what people have mentiioned so far. Feel free to agree or disagree if you can't think of new ones:
9 1/2 Weeks, Lust, Body Heat, Top Gun (my personal fave), The Notebook, Atonement (yum), Original Sin, Tie Me Up Tie Me Down, Thomas Crown Affair, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Unfaithful, Cold Mountain, Unbearable Lightness of Being.
2) Best "I'm on bedrest so I can only read about sex" books -- preferably books not considered "romance novels" - although I'm including a Michael Vartan calendar since that's about what I can handle reading these days.
Here's what people have suggested:
Anais Nin, Sookie Sackhouse, Laurell K Hamiltons Merry Gentry or Anita Blake
3) Your experience with any online dating services (i.e. Cupid, Match, Yahoo, E-Harmony). I'm trying to get a sense of the differences between pay and free, as well as the small or big nuances that might set each apart.
*Edited to add: Other than the whole "Match = Hookup and eHarmony = Relationship" (which is sort of subjective), can anyone comment on the overall set up differences, etc.?
So, suggest away!