After a bit of a haitus due to computer issues, I finally got back into making some real progress on my novel last night. As I started delving into the 13th chapter of a novel that has primarily been based around fantasy/action, I came to a point where I felt that it was necessary to write a sex scene. Sure, the scene could be brief and implicit, but I felt it served my story better to delve into the emotion and impulse of the moment. I ended up drafting an entire sex scene that terrifies the heck out of me and probably breaks a lot of protocol for what is acceptable in this genre. However, I do not know if that is the case or not. To be honest, I'm not sure what is acceptable in a fantasy book intended for adult audiences. Where does it turn from a relevant romantic subplot into something generally reserved for erotica? I don't think I'm willing to show anyone the scene yet because I feel so exposed even reading it myself. How do you handle sex scenes or similar subject matter in stories that don't necessarily revolve around romance?