A girl first becomes aware of herself as a sexual being when men start commenting on her breasts. The breasts develop from around 12.4 years. Beast development signals a woman's reproductive maturity. A girl can wear a supportive bra to avoid getting stretch marks. It is perfectly normal for a woman's breasts to be different sizes. The nipple stands erect when cold. Otherwise the nipple may be inverted, particularly in young women.
Most men are not aroused by pre-adolescent girls. Young girls have figures similar to boys. Men assume breast development indicates that a girl has become a woman. Women have wider hips than men and their buttocks are larger. In general women's bodies carry more fat, which acts as reserves for breastfeeding. The pelvic development of a woman's hips and buttocks is in preparation for pregnancy when she has to carry the weight of a baby in her abdomen. One consequence of a wider pelvis is that women's hips may sway as they walk (called a 'bum wiggle'). Men find this movement attractive and women wear high heels in part to accentuate this movement.
Some women on the web and in society refer to masturbation to be fashionable but they have no interest in discussing explicit details. Women consider such detail to be perverted and yet our arousal is caused by the explicitness. By refusing to give details, women defend their ignorance. Men never remark on this female modesty over sexual phenomenon.
Women's bodies are not sexual in a responsive way. Men sexualise women's bodies to assist with their own arousal. Breasts, for example, take on a sexual significance. Girls react to male lust for their bodies with embarrassment and even shame. Women think their genitals are dirty because of the crude urges they evoke in men. Some girls develop a negative view of themselves. Anorexia and bulimia are nervous disorders that occur because a girl has a distorted view of her body. A woman's body develops wider hips and more fat so some girls think they are getting fat.
Young women may be excited by the prospect of intercourse. This excitement is based on a social anticipation rather than arousal. They do not masturbate by imagining opportunities for intercourse. Women prefer to think of sex in terms of love rather than genital activity. Having a partner (and children later on) provides a woman with the rewards of companionship, increased personal confidence and emotional security.
A girl is not aroused by male nudity or by anticipating genital activity as boys are. Young girls cannot imagine why anyone would ever want sex. They are disgusted by men's enjoyment of women's genitals. Without a romantic attachment, intercourse seems crude and impersonal. But as she matures, a girl comes to appreciate a more romantic view of sex. Young women see sex in terms of male passion and his desire to possess her body.
During adolescence girls start to enjoy the attention they get from men. Some women enjoy the reassurance of being …