Soooo, I’m a writer in YA Fantasy Romance genre so this question I’m rolling out on you guys today you may think is kind of strange but fear ye not. I shan’t make this convo awkward and stuff. Just business.
First, let us get personal. And by us getting personal I mean moa. I decided long ago when I saw all my friends getting preggos in high school that I wouldn’t that be one of them. I was going to go to college and make something of myself– I also made the decision to save myself for marriage.
Here’s a pic for you guys to see of my purity ring.
It was an easy decision and it was also the main reason for some of my break ups. Pfft. *Shrugs*
But Keionda–WHHHYYY YOU TELL US THIS?
Well my sweet bumblebees you see, this all ties into my question for you guys hence the reason for this discussion post: I want to talk with you guys about *cough* sex scenes in YA. Now, being a writer in the upper YA, my characters are mostly 17 to 19.
So my question to you guys is how “descriptive” are they? I’ve seen ones where they brush along the scene and what is actually happening but YOU KNOW they are getting it on. For example, of course in Twilight, Bella and Edward were obvi doing it and we knew this was going on but the way it was explained it was like…innocent. if that makes any sense?
Also in THE Selection series, Maxon nor America never did anything but when they were about to do it and were *cough, cough* interupted, it was still touched on. BUT in the Lux series by Jennifer Armenteout, it was more descriptive.
So, obvi teens are having sex in today’s time. Maybe not all of them but I think it’s safe to assume that most teens these days have been around the bin and back again. So it’s not like their little ears can’t take it.
I’ve only written two sex scenes for my characters with them ranging from not descriptive to a little bit more. Soooooo, what do you guys think? I’ve heard if the scene is borderline uncomfortable, it’s best not to write it for YA. It may be more suited for NA. But I think I’m on the right track because none of my scenes have made me feel the slightest bit uncomfortable–but I may be completely bias here.
I’m totally being bias. Not.
Over to you:
How do you feel about the steamy, scenes in YA? Have you found any that are inappropriate? Or nah? TELL ME ALL. I NEEDS TO KNOW, YO.
Don’t forget to be awesome!