Remembering Sidney Sheldon

Drinking a glass of water or breathing fresh air, both are very natural things we do every day, so is sex. Though many of us don’t do it every day or do it after a certain age, sex has always been a very important, most discussed and gossiped subject according to my knowledge. Though we live in 21st century, sex is still considered as a taboo to talk about. We can’t discuss sex openly or with our parents or before marriage. But slowly the picture is changing. But I am not gonna write about the changes I am gonna write about the writings about sex before the changes. Writings by Sidney Sheldon. Most of Sidney Sheldon’s writings come from the late 20th century. He was known for his screen as well as fiction writings. Considered to be the favorite writer of women, Sidney Sheldon still holds the record of being seventh best selling fiction writer of all time.

sidney sheldon.
Sidney Sheldon

My friend gave me a book by Sidney when I was 18. I was trying to improve my English so I wanted to read something which has simple language and easy words. I started reading the book and then I never looked back. I read all his novels within a month. It was not only about the thriller, the story, the characters but also the sex scenes which engaged me.

In Sidney’s books, women were the central character. But they were not dumb beauties. He portrayed them as beautiful, smart, determined, enthusiastic, optimistic, intelligent, survivor, hopeful, feminine,  logical, practical (though sometimes they choose their heart instead of their head) and of course extremely sexy.  These women were path breaking as they were totally different from the stereo typed women portrayed by many writers then and now.

The women and their lovers or the men with whom Sidney portrayed the sex scenes were very easy to imagine. As I said earlier, his words were very easy and written in such a way that one will relate to it easily. His books and sex scenes are like drugs. You want to read more and more. If you are finished reading, you will go back and read again and enjoy more. The scenes he wrote never felt greasy or sweaty or boring. Many times the orgasms women got through reading these scenes were more pleasing than actual sex. It paved a way for women who never had sex or never had good sex. Even a line on kissing, gives you goose bumps.

Gently he took her in his arms, and they kissed.

(The Other Side of Midnight)

The ultimate guilty pleasure, rush of emotions flowing from your veins, the sweet blush on hot cheek bones, wrinkles on the bed spread made by the legs were nothing but the results of reading Sidney Sheldon. There is nothing new or different in sex. It’s all about how badly you want it, how you make your partner feel while having sex or performing the foreplay, do you close your eyes while kissing or not, do you feel the pleasant pleasure of satisfaction instead of sweat on your bodies. Sidney’s sex scenes gave answers to all these questions. He didn’t write something different or unusual, he wrote what was right. You don’t need a partner to feel the tingling down there while you read his scenes but you surely feel the need of one after reading his scenes.

the other side of midnight

She looked at him, puzzled, and opened her mouth ask him what he meant, but he put his lips on hers and his hands began to move down her body, gently exploring, and she forgot everything except what was to her, her whole consciousness concern-on one part of her body, feeling him try to enter hard and pulsing, forcing, an instant of sharp, expected pain, then sliding in, moving faster and fast-an alien body in her body, plunging deep inside a, moving with a rhythm that grew more and more attic, and he said, “Are you ready?” She was not sure what she was supposed to be ready for, but she  said, “Yes,” and suddenly he cried, “Oh, Cathy!” and made one last sporadic thrust and lay still on top of her. And it was all over, and he was saying “Was it wonderful for you?” and she said, “Yes, it was wonderful,” and he said, “It gets better as it goes along,” and she was filled with joy that she was able to bring him this; happiness, and she tried not to worry about what a disappointment  it had been.

(The Other Side of Midnight)

It’s never a disappointment. Many people imagine sex or as they call it ‘making love’ with candles and flowers around, with a goodie goodie romantic satire. But in reality it’s more fierce and aggressive. One can feel this aggression in Sidney’s writings. Even the words like organs, virgina come very smoothly in his writings. They don’t feel overrated or dark.

His organ began to grow hard in her hand.

(The Other Side of Midnight)

I find reading Sidney’s sex scenes much better than watching porn. You can imagine yourself easily, put yourself with your crush, stop whenever you feel like and start again when you get the orgasms. You don’t have to watch greasy hairy men having sex with women will XXX sized boobs and fake orgasms. The most natural thing comes in the most natural way.

Many times Sidney goes beyond sex. The love, romance and cuddling after sex is similar in many ways with your real life.

She lay in his arms, letting the sound of his voice wash over her, comforting her, and she thought This is what is important, being together as two human beings, loving and sharing each other.

(The Other Side of Midnight)

As I mentioned earlier, there is nothing new or different in sex. It’s all about your chemistry with your partner. That’s why Sidney Sheldon is never outdated. He has been popular since 4 decades and will be popular as long as the readers and orgasms will be alive.



  1. Good observations, Disha! I was introduced to Sidney Sheldon in the 1908s and was amazed by his story lines and powerful characterization. I think I have read all his books, the last one being “If Tomorrow Comes”.

    All the best in your literary journey! Look forward to reading more of your writing.

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