I want my current WIP to be classified as fantasy, not romance or erotica. The problem, is that as a aspiring novelist I have no idea where the lines are. I started with the assumption that sex, or references to it, could only occur if it's purpose was to further the development of the characters and the story. There are 4 sex scenes (three are heterosexual, the other is heterosexual-ish) in the novel and I felt everyone of them had a purpose. The character's sexuality is an important factor in how they relate to one another, so there are other references to sex and sexuality as well. I have not had a character bluntly say, "I'm gay." But, I have included hints such as having a character say, "I'm not the kind to take a wife and produce heirs." As far as I'm concerned, I don't really care if the reader figures out that one of the central characters prefers other men; it can be in the background the way Dumbledore's sexuality is. Can anyone offer some insight?