Thoughts of a wanna-be author and student.

April 11, 2011

I is for Intimates and Internet!

Today we got new internet so my parents could be cheap. Awesome deal, right? Fast new internet for less money. Pure awesome. For an update: I've finished plotting! Yay~! I have my entire story figured out--at least the core of it--and I'm happy with what I've figured out. That's the best part! I'm unsure of the ending, but, I've got the basics of it down, too.

The best thing is that I've managed to make it the best balance of romance and action that I've had yet. Which is really exciting. Like, super duper I'm-ready-to-start-dancing-around-my-house exciting. Yaaaay. If only studying weren't in the way--I'd be writing all night if I could. (Alas, school sadly comes first.)

Anyway, intimate scenes in YA. I don't really have any intimate scenes (aka sex or near it) but, how do you guys feel about it? I can't really recall any YA that I've read ever going in depth--or even having sex, really--about it, but I know I've heard that there are YA books out there with sexual content.

Sometimes they're necessary and they work well, other times they seem out of place. I know it's part of teenage life--I was a teenager recently :P But, when is taking it all the way going too far?

What do you guys think?


  1. The last book that featured sex that I read was Duff and Cracked Up To Be. Both could have it argued the scenes were for the plot but I wouldn't have been sad to see them go.

  2. I just read Forever by Judy Blume, which has sex scenes in it. They were part of the plot and handled really well.

  3. Yay for the internet and plotting! I'm kind of conservative when it comes to intimacy. It's out there and should be included in the story if it fits but I don't think teens need the details. Just my two cents :)

  4. yah for finishing plotting!

  5. I'm not sure what I think about sexual content in YA novels. Knowing I have a pre-teen child, I probably wouldn't want to think about a lot of explicit details at his fingertips. But when you think about it, there are so many other avenues to get whatever information you want.

  6. Steph - Thanks for commenting, I'll have to check that out.

    Lindsay - Oo! I'll have to check that out too.

    Michelle - Definite yay. Thanks for the input. :)

    Storytreasury - Yay indeed!

    J.L. - I can totally understand what you're saying. Thanks for stopping by.


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