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Bad Sex Awards: the most cringeworthy extracts ever nominated

From Tony Blair to Morrissey, some of the worst sex passages ever written

By Alex Dean  


Every year since 1993 the magazine Literary Review has held its “Bad Sex in Fiction Awards.” The award is bestowed upon an author who, despite writing an otherwise good book, has produced a particularly dreadful sexual description. With this year’s nominees now announced, we run through some of the worst ever offenders.

By Design, Richard E Grant, 1998

“I really have little choice other than to succumb completely, vaguely conscious that should she guide my now throbbing Titanic into her icebergs, I would definitely be sunk…” “Kyla’s personalized tour around my nether world…

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