Short of bad sex itself, is there anything worse than a bad sex scene? Luckily for us, the UK's Literary Review has come up with this year's shortlist for the worst sex scene of 2009. (Just a sidenote, I love how The Guardian wrote about the "stiff competition.") Anyway, the shortlist is out, and author Sarah Duncan is blogging about the difficulty of writing good sex scenes: passages that transport you, arouse you, and/or deal with the logistics of making love successfully. My highbrow choice is this excerpt from Lady Chatterley's Lover. My low-brow choice is one steamy sex-act in a stairwell from Linda Howard's Son of the Morning. What's your favorite sex scene in literature? Don't worry, I won't judge.