This is where I have trouble pretending to be a 'writer'.
I don't agree with all these freaking rules.
Excuse me while I rant!
I'm sort of old but not completely old yet.
I have been reading romance novels since I was an early teen. (Back then they were the kind with the heaving bosoms and the throbbing members.)
But this, as my husband would say, chaps my ass.
I keep reading these statements: Don't add a sex scene to your book unless it changes things or moves things along in the story. There must be a reason for the sex.
So, here is my take...sometimes people, especially when they are getting to know each other or falling in love, have sex.
FOR. NO. REASON.
Certainly not just to move the plot along!
Sometimes they just can't keep their hands off each other.
Sometimes they can say more with sex than they can with words.
Sometimes they just want to have sex!
Gratuitous sex scenes wouldn't cause me to stop reading someone's story.
I can't imagine saying to myself, "Sex again? Really? Why would that be in a romance novel?"