Hi guys, I'm going back and forth over this issue with my WIP. It's a YA novel about a teenage hockey player who, over the course of a school year, falls in love with his male friend. I have a lot of it already written, including a scene which I'm still debating putting into the finished work. It's a scene where the MC is masturbating, though not in graphic terms at all. I'm pretty positive it belongs in the book because it not only adds realism to the piece but it furthers the reader's understanding of his character and the internal turmoil he is dealing with. It doesn't use any graphic wording, and it is not the main focus of the scene, rather, the scene is more about his thoughts than any actions taking place. I just thought I'd ask some opinions on keeping this in the book. I'm pretty sure I will, since I really think it adds to the story, but it can't hurt to ask other opinions. Does anyone think this will hurt my chances of selling the book? The only reason I worry at all is that the novel will definitely be YA. Thanks for any opinions.