What is Appropriate in a romance novel aimed for young adults? I'm currently working on writing aimed for young adults. I have read a number of popular young adult romance novels as research, and the level of romantic intimacy varies. I want to include intimate love scenes, such as sex but without taking it out of the young adults market. Some of the young adult novels I have read included detailed sex scenes, is this appropriate? And how far is too far? I am personally aiming to steer away from curs words. But out of curiosity, what is the opinion on that? All thoughts and feedback welcome! Also sorry if I have posted this in the wrong thread, I wasn't overly sure where to put it.