Since there are tropes for everything else, is there a guideline for how many sex scenes there should be in a love story that isn't a "Romance Novel"? The two characters have had their slow buildup, Big Moment, First Time Sex scene. It is clear by the way the characters relate to each other through their dialogue and affectionate gestures that they have a good sex life. But is there some sort of trope that dictates that I need to actually write them more sex scenes? My gut wants me to focus on the plot, the conflicts they face, and the emotional things they each go through that relate to the central theme of the novel. To me, it feels like writing their sex life in more detail (beyond their joking around together and him scooping her up and carrying her off or their chasing each other down the hall) would take up valuable word landscape. It's clear they're having sex and enjoying it. But I could be wrong. It is a love story, for God's sake. Thoughts? ETA: Got my answers, thanks everyone!