The novelist Varian Johnson has written an essay about the dual sex scenes in my first novel, Looking for Alaska. The essay is much smarter and more interesting than anything I’ve ever said about the role that oral sex scene plays in the book.
I am profoundly grateful to Johnson, and I hope you’ll read the essay.
EDIT!!! The blog post contains SPOILERS. (Sorry I failed to mention that before; I kind of don’t believe in spoilers so I am always forgetting that. Sorry!)