I was showing off one of my chapters yesterday to a friend to read and got a lot of negative feedback. The chapter is the first chapter that introduces one of my viewpoint characters, a master thief with a magic dagger. This character has a set of dubious morals and values, are has delusions of grandeur, thinking he is the greatest thief there is. The chapter opens up with my character talking about some robbery he did in the past, while having sex with a prostitute in a brothel. The setting of the story is medieval fantasy, and I dont want to cover up things like pillow houses and sex just because our own society think these things should be shoved under a carpet. The scene is not described in vivid detail, and I would substitute the act itself with phrasings like "She guided him inside of her and kissed him on the lips." Yet when my friend read this scene, I was told that I should not write about sex. I think the scene is important to the character to show that he has absolutely no respect for women at all, I dont want my readers to like him, and I want him to look like a complete douche. Yet I cant understand what is so bad about writing about it. I have a very detailed scene in the same chapter where our little rogue stab a guard through the eyeball with his dagger, slices him open, and blood and entrails end up covering the entire floor, yet I got no comments on that scene. Why is extreme violence and gore so acceptable to readers, while sex, even if described in little and less detail so shunned?