I love the "song of Ice and Fire" books. I am currently on page 300 of a Clash of Kings, and I cant put it down. However, there was one thing that I was debating about in my mind: " Is all the excessive sexuality in the books necessary?" I understand the GRRM is trying to write about reality, and not sugar-coat everything, but it is getting to the point where I'm wondering why he has to include certain scenes where the only topic is a sexual expirience with one of the characters. I know that some scenes add to the character development,*SPOILERS* like Dany's expiriences with Drogo, but scenes in which Tyrion "lies" with Shae repeatedly seem to be useless. * END SPOILERS* Does anyone else feel the way I do?