I've been battling this for a while, so figured I'd drop a post on here and get feedback. In an 'adult' novel, not porn or erotica, but one targeted at 18+ readers, how descriptive do you feel an intimate or sex scene should be? My intimate writing is currently a blend between Jean M Auel's work and something a bit harder, depending on the characters involved as I have two different writing styles for the scene styles. My main style is militaristic, so that relies on wording similar to Jean Auel's work, descriptive without using explicit words, just imagery. Then, for the more sensual characters, I tend to go into a more descriptive style because that is the mindset of those characters. I am not too sure if this works or not, or if it would tend to be confusing. I don't want to post examples because they are descriptive and I don't want to violate any TOS or younger readers' eyes with graphic examples. I would like some feedback from other writers who write intimacy, how do you handle it?