In order to write something as accurately as possible – or just to be better informed for a character – we as writers do this thing called R-E-S-E-A-R-C-H.
In the course of my writing career/hobby I have researched some pretty weird things. For example, in the last twelve months my top ten are:
- Wet Nurses
- Medieval dildos
- Natural lubricants
- Torture devices
- OCD and other psychological disorders
- Various sex toys
- Gaelic language
Since about 4 or 5 of those are sex related you might have guessed that half my writing tends to be smutty. It is plot centred smut, I swears! >_>
It makes me wonder what wiki searches and questionable websites have you ended up on for the sake of your writing? How odd and disturbing a writers browser history must be!