We all aren't made equal in regards to taste, which is to say we all have different likes and dislikes; as well as levels of tolerance for things like violence, sex, death, intimacy, and comedy. I pose the question, what is appropriate for young adults? With so many people in that age range, there must be a variety of things that are appropriate to them. I remember when the Hunger Games was still coming out in book form and eleven year olds were reading it no problem, while some people in high school would have trouble with a bad graphics zombie in a game that is perfectly within their considered age range. (EX: being 17 and able to watch or play R and M rated material but not mentally prepared for it)
A story I posted recently but have since took down was rated R, but when I posed it to a number of people in a number of age ranges, and I got a variety of responses ranging from PG-13 to "what is wrong with you are you okay Ben? Why would you write something like this and why the devil would you post it online?" So what do you all consider young adult content? What is safe for this genre that even fourth graders reading wouldn't turn their noses up to or shriek in terror, but also hold the interest of a twenty something with a sexy vampire fetish (No kink shaming here, it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round as they say)
I myself tend to lean on the more mature end of this preverbal spectrum, way do you all find yourselves? Where would you find yourselves if you weren't writing specifically for young adults and just wrote? Is it just how you write? Please let me know, and don;t let your children see DEADPOOL unless they are of the proper age.