Hey all, I've been struggling on how to portray or describe my story's main character. I think describing her body type will serve as an extremely important part of the story but I would appreciate words/ideas of how to describe her. This may be a little odd to ask. My female lead is in an extremely good shape as she's been in war and has weathered many battle scars. She is around 25 or 26, young. Lots of upper body strength and in the mid section. The problem is I don't want to describe her to the point where my reader thinks she's absolutely 'loaded' or has big bulky arms, etc.. Describing a girl with lean muscular arms and abs would be good...she is more than 'toned'. Any ideas on how to describe a woman like this would be appreciated. Also, I've been debating about placing a sex scene in my story. Her partner would be another female and I just don't know where to go with this. I believe this scene would add to their relationship and make the story feel more believable...make their relationship feel real. I think that's partially why I'd like to know about how to describe a muscular body type without going too far with 'bulk' if you know what I mean. Any tips on writing a good sex scene between a couple of females would be appreciated too. Again, I would only use this sex scene if it only adds to the story. What ways could a sex scene add to the story from your perspective? My female lead lives a very troubled, stressful life and I believe her partner would provide her comfort, allow her to finally relax. Any ideas would be good.