Love 'em or hate 'em, they're a big part of romance writing.
We all have certain genres we love to read and others we wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. Okay, maybe it's not quite that bad, but it would take a very special book or author to make us read some genres.
I'm lucky enough to be able to write in a variety of genres. I write contemporary romance for Samhain Publishing and erotic romance (contemporary, vampire, paranormal, shapeshifter, time-travel, and menage a trois) for Ellora's Cave.
Personally, I enjoy reading paranormal, vampire, contemporary and historical romance (especially Regency and Medieval). I don't mind if the sex is mild or if it's a full-blown erotic romance.
What genres do you favor most? Why?