A list of clothing brands that have the best shorts, duh, or a record of how often your electronic devices have shorted, take your pick.What is a short list, anyway? Never seen one in real life.
(Ok, I actually apologize for that one but I had to. The god of wind I'm writing has very cringe humor/puns. She's aware of it, the other characters are aware of it, in a few scenes everyone (including her) just cringes at her jokes and moves on.)
Going back to the original topic: I think I'm confident enough to write what is 'needed' for the story (be it sex/violence/erotica etc) but I do my best to keep to my own standards as well. I personally think there's a time and a place for every narrative tool in a writers kit. What determines if it's done well or not is the execution I think. And if there's any significant tonal whiplash from the previous/following scene also.