Mouth to Mouth
The first kiss. Such a fragile, exciting and intimate moment. Whose point of view? Timid or demanding?
Arm to waist, or back
Surprisingly hard to find images for this one, especially since this is a powerful moment. The first time his hand moves to an intimate part of her body. The hint of possession, the statement that she has the right to touch him.
Man’s Hand on Woman’s Back — Image by © Jutta Klee/CORBIS
Arm to Shoulder.
It can still be subtle. (or not so subtle.)
It can seem like friendship.
But now I’m close enough to catch your scent.
Close enough to kiss.
Hand to arm(or hand)
It says I want to touch you more.
Voice to voice. Who speaks first? What do they say?
Touch too soon and boom. Useful if you want to ramp the tension way up, or your character is aggressive.
No eye contact, no interest. Long lingering looks, an invitation, a signal of interest.
I’ve been learning about using these to increase emotional/sexual tension in my books. Over the next few weeks I’ll be giving you (and myself) some visual reminders.
Step 1- eye to body.
Without this there is no next step.