Topics have a way of cycling through the romance community, coming and going and coming around again. A common one is reality in romance, which will often spawn a sub-conversation about virgin heroines and their first time around the block, so to speak.
Common complaints include the heroine not feeling enough pain or not being sore after or having fabulously awesome multiple orgasms right out of the starting gate. Okay, fine. A woman’s first time having sex doesn’t usually end with her being swept away on cresting waves of passion.
Let’s imagine, for a moment, a fun and wonderful romance novel in which our virgin heroine has finally found her true love—a strapping, handsome man who makes us swoon as he sweeps her off her feet and carries her up the stairs to lay her gently on the bed.
We now join the heroine’s thoughts already in progress…
Is he doing this right?
Oh, hell no.
Ow ow ow ow ow.
Is that it?
Get off me.
Oh yeah, that’s all kinds of sexy. You can keep your reality. I want the fairy tale.