I notice I always reach the same dilemma in most of my stories. When should the characters get it on? It's inevitable that at some point in the story they will. After all I write adult paranormals. No, not erotic paranormal romance (though some of my friends would argue that point) but the bedroom door stays wide open. But when do the characters hit the sheets?
Sex scenes are not easy for me to write. But if the timing is off, they're impossible. There's a little voice going off in the back of my head saying, "They shouldn't be doing it yet." I always listen to that voice. I've put a book down before because they characters meet on page one and are getting it on on page three. Of course, if it's erotica, or an erotic romance, that could fly. But for an open bedroom door romance? I start wondering, where's the romance? Sometimes, there can be extenuating circumstances that lead to a quick romp. I get that. Sometimes those little twists keep me turning the page.
What about you? How do you decide when your characters have sex?