So, maybe you write SimLit and your readers are screaming at your main couple toΒ just freaking kiss each other already. They know they want it, you know know they want it and well… don’t let them. Us writers don’t get off on giving the readers what they want. Yeah, yeah, you promised that they would get together soon, but that wouldn’t be fun. Drag out the pain a little! Watch them squirm! Drink their salty tears and laugh maniacally as the comments pour in!

… Not that you’re like that, of course.

Even then, if you’re here because you want to create some flirty tension, you’re in the right place. I’ve made a very small posepack consisting of a single set of couple’s poses for when your Sims are flirty and close, so close… but not quite there yet πŸ˜‰


This small set is list compatible and snaps together so you won’t have to finagle your sims too much before they can stare longingly into each other’s eyes. Also, as always, you will probably be able to use sims of either gender – but keep in mind what is says below about heights!

One MAJOR detail to be aware of – I made these with height-adjusted sims in mind. They DO NOT stretch your sims at all. Both of the sims you see in the preview are height-adjusted. I use Cmar’s Height Slider. His is set to 200 and hers to -130 (I believe the numbers are visible if you use MasterController).

If you DON’T want to use a height slider, there’s still hope, though. Pop your guy on an OMSP and set it to approximately 13 centimetres. In this case, I recommend only taking pics from the waist up – I mean, unless your sim has a magical, floating boyfriend and I don’t judge them for that. That’s cool.

Now it wouldn’t be made by me without a few derps, though this time the elbows and knees are quite reasonable. However, the feet are a little too close:


Clippy feet… oopsie.

The faces don’t clip, at least, and you can see how they look here:


Face details.

Other than that, it’s business as usual. There’s a version with and without list compatibility, as well as a file listing the pose codes so you can copy-paste and not have to sort through your massively bloated poselist (or is that just me??). You’ll find them looking like this in the list:


You will find the download right here:

Download (Box, .zip)

Download (SFS, .zip)

As always, tell me if something is weird or doesn’t work!

Now, for those who are interested, I originally made these poses because I wanted to finally get some photos done for generation 2 of Monte Vista Stories. If you’re curious, I’ve added titles/dates for the first five chapters (part one), and I’ve finally come up with a title for this generation – Artful. There are a few changes to my home page and the sidebar and stuff as well. I’ve even scheduled the first chapter (waaaat!) and I’m like a kid on Christmas, basically.

ANYWAY, thanks for having a look at these here poses and for making it this far. I’ll see you for the next post.



loladiamond01 · June 7, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Nope, that’s not me. I had my Sims kiss before readers even asked for it. I’m awful with romantic tension πŸ˜›
Lovely poses and I’m so glad gen 2 has been going well πŸ˜€

    NotJustaBook · June 7, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Ha, ha, you had some kissing that we didn’t want kissing as well (Go away, Cedric XD). But it’s okay – all writers are different πŸ˜›
    Thank you <3

      loladiamond01 · June 7, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      I think Hailey is physically unable to survive too long without kissing. I mean, she actually kissed FRANK and before they even knew each other well, LOL

amyqueen · June 7, 2018 at 2:59 pm

I feel personally attacked by that opening paragraph, lmaoooo.
For obvious reasons, I shall be stealing these for my personal use :3 I love the color coordination you have for all of your characters in the cover/sidebar photos~ so pretty. Glad to see gen 2 is coming along nicely. I may or may not be already looking forward to chapter three, since you’ve introduced a new fellow into the shots with Regina πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing! <3

    loladiamond01 · June 7, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Lol, I instantly thought about you while reading this paragraph!

      NotJustaBook · June 7, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      No SimLit writers were harmed in the writing of that paragraph… sort of πŸ™‚

    NotJustaBook · June 7, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Bwahahahah! πŸ˜› I mean, I may or may not have thought of you when writing it. Not just you but… I mean, maybe also you πŸ˜›
    I hope the poses will come in handy for future tortu- I mean chapters πŸ˜€
    And thank you for your kind words <3 I'm super excited to share gen 2 already. And yes, there is a gent in the picture now! You shall meet him soon πŸ™‚

    Lila Remonn · June 7, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Chiming in, the first person I thought of was you too Amy 😝

      amyqueen · June 8, 2018 at 4:35 am

      You guys crack me up πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜­ That’s it, I’m not gonna mention the delay in the Caislyn ship anymore and just roll with whatever happens πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

        NotJustaBook · June 8, 2018 at 10:23 am

        Dang, guys, I think we just made her drag it out for five more chapters! Her revenge is gruesome!

          amyqueen · June 9, 2018 at 2:37 am

          Me? Nooo, I would never do such a thing πŸ˜‡… Three chapters at the most 😏

Kymber · June 7, 2018 at 4:10 pm

These poses are terrific! I like the write-up, too.

socallucyfan · June 7, 2018 at 6:52 pm

These poses are awesome!!!
And I am excited to get to know this mystery man with Gina! πŸ’•πŸ’•

    NotJustaBook · June 7, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you, friend πŸ˜€
    I can’t wait to introduce him! <3

sempreviva · June 7, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen poses like that before! They’re awesome! πŸ˜€ <3 (Like we didn't need more reasons to torture our characters! πŸ˜‚)
And oh my, who is that man? He's hot 😍 Can't wait to meet him!

    NotJustaBook · June 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I’m so glad you like them! I can never have enough poses for these kinds of situations, I find πŸ˜‰ <3
    He, he, I'm becoming quite fond of him myself – you'll meet him on Saturday.

Lila Remonn · June 7, 2018 at 11:48 pm

That first paragraph made me crack up πŸ˜‚ Great poses!

freja64 · June 8, 2018 at 11:44 am

Just what I needed for TaΓ―ga and Derek who are quite the couple with such tensions! Yay! <3

    NotJustaBook · June 8, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    I’m so glad you think they’re useful πŸ˜€ I really need to read more about those two – they’re a delight! <3

      freja64 · June 10, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

lachrymosal · June 10, 2018 at 3:14 am

*gasp* I will definitely be using these at some point! Perfect!

    NotJustaBook · June 10, 2018 at 4:47 am

    I’m so glad you like them – hope they come in super handy! πŸ˜€

twinsimskeletons · June 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm

A little late to the party but I love these poses. Also, your introduction inspired me to torture my readers a bit more and up the sexual tension in my latest chapter. I may have blamed you in my author’s note for that πŸ˜›

    NotJustaBook · June 17, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Oh my gosh, I’m both horrified and proud, ha, ha, ha, ha!!! πŸ˜€ Thank you for your kind words. I really need to read your stuff! (I do like me some tension, after all!)

Autumn Peirson · January 4, 2020 at 5:20 am

They don’t show up in game are they for sims 3 or sims 4?

    NotJustaBook · January 4, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Everything I make is for the Sims 3. Same goes for everything I’ve linked if that’s what you mean.

Nikkei_Simmer · December 11, 2020 at 11:14 pm

I’m a guy… we don’t do romance…


I guess…that’s why I’m searching “fliriting poses” for my sims right now. ~facepalm~

bmitjessesue · March 13, 2023 at 6:10 pm

Cute set! I dont’ see them as clippy toes….I think of it as being toe to toe which adds to the tension and dramatics! My guess would be, without shoes the toes wouldn’t touch. Besides, in a scene like you are trying to portray, who is looking at the feet!

Sight Chapter 31: Regrets – AQ Stories · July 29, 2018 at 8:36 am

[…] I bet you are all thinking the same thing: about time! *throws confetti* I felt terrible for ending last chapter before we had our Caislyn moment at the end, but as you can see, there’s no way this would’ve fit into that already enormous chapter, haha. If you recall me mentioning my computer crashing a million times, back in this bonus post, it was during that confession scene in Cailean’s room. I seriously considered scrapping the whole thing, partially because I still struggle with writing romance but I stuck with it and here we are. The cute close proximity poses while Aislyn was telling Cailean how she felt are from the tension posepack by the lovely Louise, which you can find on her site here. […]

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