I loved this part so much though I thought it deserved re-posting:
It's that space where young women have discovered and perfected their sexuality and its value, but haven't yet figured out how it's empowering. They just know that it's something people want from them; it's something people expect from them. Something young men expect from them; something, perhaps, that young men haven't learned how to ask for politely. It's uncomfortable and new and everybody's learning, and what happens, more often than not, is that the male partner's desires come first and more forcefully, and the young woman is disrespected and disempowered and left with a sense that she's less valuable and less capable of demanding respect and control than her male counterpart - a sense that lingers into her twenties and beyond, even though she might not recognize it as such.I think a lot of women will be able to relate to these feelings. As one commentator said, "Its that line between knowing you're desired, and deriving power from that, and feeling the sadness of being desired only for your sexuality, and as a result handing that power back to your (often male) partner."
Just food for thought.