Sexuality and eroticism isn't always porn and nakedness. The brain harnesses sexual energy in strange ways, and most of the time, subtlety is key. An act of love and passion is especially hard to put into words, which is why writers have tried to emulate the explosive nature of sex in literature for centuries. Sometimes they fail horribly and end up 'winning' the Bad Sex in Fiction Award , but on other occasions, they project the beauty and love of sex in a manner thought impossible.
Here are some of the best described literary sex quotes.