I was reading a LinkedIn writing group post today about sexuality being in teen novels, and in school curricula. I am not going to argue on what I think about that, but what I am going to do is ask you your opinion on what one of the commenters said. A commenter wrote that any description(s) of body parts, and/or fluid in writing is bad writing (in their opinion).
My sentiment is that it is NOT bad writing, because it’s the way the writer chose to describe something. That doesn’t make it distasteful for me as a reader. It just gives me a different way of looking at something. Some writers would prefer to obfuscate parts so sexualized. Hemingway was great at it. Many older writers were. Have you ever read Marquis de Sade’s work? Oh my, you’re in for a treat with the way he navigates language.
My opinion of the whole idea of ways of writing sex into literature is that style is style. If you as a reader prefer one way over the other, it’s your choice. But, to say this is this, and that is that, and this is the way it should be done, and that’s bad, is bad. Your judgments are not absolute and final, for everyone to adhere to. Your mind can be calibrated to accept certain things in reading fiction, but by experiencing and understanding a multitude of ways (or being open to them rather) of describing things like sex, however graphic, is the key to developing a broader perspective on things, which may improve your appreciation for fiction, and may improve your own writing as well.