And PLEASE, be careful in how you write these intimate scenes. I’ve read a few stories that made me blush, take a second look at the cover, and try to remember that it’s a teen book. I mean wow, just wow! It’s been said that a partially covered woman is sexier than a completely naked one. The less detail you give in these situations, the better, especially when you targeting a young audience. Leave something for the imagination, people. Subtlety and innuendo are a writer’s best friends.
As for my own writing, I can’t place the blame solely on my betas. I did write about beings that are known for sexual deviance and Caleb is just plain smexy. Things are bound to go awry and it’s only a question of when. With that said, my characters have more important things to worry about, like, I don’t know, not dying.