A small pet-peeve (as a reader):

Me:  I hate the use of condoms in fiction.

Alma:  I don’t hate it, but much prefer not thinking about them.

Me:  It’s unnecessary.  You’re the WRITER.  You can make them not get pregnant or diseases… They don’t need Trojans.  YOU are the Trojan!!!

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(Seriously, though, I get why many authors employ the use of condoms in their love scenes – safe, responsible sex and all that.  It’s just… it’s fiction.  I prefer to suspend reality sometimes in some areas and that is one of those areas.  It destroys the moment, kills the mood, poisons the momentum.  If I wanted to spend time thinking about awkward sex, I’d just take a walk down memory lane and leave the book on the bookshelf!)

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