Infographic: The worst sex scenes in fiction

Over the past 25 years, the Literary Review’s Bad Sex in Fiction award has shone an annual spotlight on novelists fumbling for words, elevating awkward euphemisms into hilarious, award-winning awkward euphemisms. In DG #29 we celebrated this unlikely literary phenomenon with our favourite fleshly flourishes from the past decade…

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