12 June 2012
Launching his new novel at the Hay Festival, Martin Amis said that men blow it when it comes to writing sex scenes. ...
Launching his new novel at the Hay Festival, Martin Amis said that men blow it when it comes to writing sex scenes.
'It's almost impossible to write about it [sex] ever,' said Amis, launching new novel Lionel Asbo.
'Why women write better about sex...is because when men write about it as a novelist you are in a God-like relation to what you write. You are omnipotent and the question of potency is embarrassing for men. It’s the great hidden weakness. That’s not something women worry about. Once a man is writing a sex scene he feels omnipotent and forgets the fiascos and the no-shows.'
Martin Amis was speaking to Telegraph books editor Gaby Woods. Read his thoughts on this and other topics here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/hay-festival/9324125/Hay-Festival-2012-Martin-Amis-on-writing-sex-and-the-state