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For the authors of historical romance, we get write about our hero and heroine falling in love in far away, often exotic locales, be it a castle, a harem, or an oasis in the desert. With each page, we build up the sexual tension between the couple, usually hindering them along the way through several misunderstandings. All such hurdles are set aside when it's time to explore their physical attraction (at least until the next chapter anyway). But every author has his or her comfort level with writing the love scene.
So, I'd like to know, what's your comfort level? Do you prefer fleshing out details or allowing readers to use their imagination? What's your reaction to reading an explicit love scene vs. a milder depiction?