Is putting sexual content in young adult frowned upon? Is it even done that much? How would one go about injecting that in their young adult work? When is enough enough? Does your young adult turn into new adult or erotica because of a couple scenes of that nature?
In my young adult story, my main character (17) gets a boner. He doesn't do anything about it, though, because it goes away. But he does get a little, you know...in the mood because of it. So how do I say that? Should I even say that (even though it would make perfect sense if I did)? Is it okay to say "boner" or "horny" in my manuscript?
Also, there's one other section in the story where a guy has sex with a girl. Technically, it's non-consensual because the girl is dead. Should I leave that instance subtle--ex: Leave it so that there's no mention of "cum" or "orgasm" or nudity or anything like that but you still clearly see that there's penetration?
What should I do? Any suggestions for how those scenes should look? Any and all feedback is much appreciated!
Thank you so much in advance.