I am looking to print the first novel I ever wrote for personal use—one physical copy to sit on my bookshelf as a token for completing the first one (there have been multiple after this one). This leaves me looking at print-on-demand options which I've been exploring and came to no conclusions.
And then a co-worker told me this: Some POD services won't publish explicit content. I hadn't thought of this when I first started looking, and now I'm concerned that my book will be rejected for printing after sending it off. My novel definitely doesn't fit in the erotica category, although it is a romance of sorts. There is one extended explicit scene that is relevant to a character's development, but it's not intended to be read as pornography or for sexual enjoyment; I think it is obvious that the characters are not entirely comfortable with each other.
I did some looking around and found that this might be flagged for explicit content and would not be published, at least on Barnes & Noble Press. They were the only site that dealt with explicit content within the FAQ. Other sites like Lulu or IngramSpark didn't seem as up front about it, in that they didn't say yes or no.
My question is: should I be worried about this? Like I said, the book is not being distributed and would just be one copy, for me. Does it make sense to go through a company like Lulu or are there better alternatives?