She asked me how many sex scenes needed to be in a book for it to be erotic. My answer was that it needed as many as it needed to move the plot forward. Sex is never gratuitous.
Another critique partner recommended a new to me author and I bought one of her books. I loved it. Dark, edgy, tortured souls and lots of sex in all sorts of ways. So, as is my habit when I find a new author I love, I started to buy up and read all her backlist. Five books in and I am getting bored. The sex has gone from exciting to repetitive. What could be a 20,000 word story is fleshed out to 50,000 with endless sex. I find myself skimming desperate to find story in amongst the poking, teasing, licking, sucking and slapping.
I have now stopped reading that author but I might come back to her later. I do wonder if her books have changed or is it me? Can you get bored with too much sex? Should I be adding more in my books or should I stick to my original stand, you only need what you need to keep the plot moving forward?