I’m sure I’ve seen another discussion, somewhere on the Internet at somewhen, a discussion of villains and sex. If I could remember where or when, I would hunt it up and post the links for your reading pleasure. But since I can’t, I’ll just ramble in my usual fashion.
The villain of a story doesn’t necessarily need to be Evil. They usually have more depth if they’re like everyone else, and don’t think of themselves as bad. There are villains in romance novels, and in erotica. Often, if the villian has sex, it’s not ordinary sex. It’s evil sex. Or cruel sex. Or sex that just isn’t very good.
Is that fair? No, it is not.
Villains–or perhaps we should call them “Oppositional Characters”–need love more than the main pairing who are, after all, guaranteed a happy ending most of the time.
I know you’re asking, “What can I do? How can I help these poor, lonely characters?”
You don’t need to invite them into your home, or even donate money. Simply give them a chance! Or at the very least, a nice new sex toy that they and their partners will enjoy. Let these characters find a little tenderness as they strive to destroy the protagonist’s happiness, or the world. Remember, Oppositional Characters need love, too.