For girls, the point is intimacy.
Nearly everything is a means to relational intimacy.
It’s about relationship.
Girls and boys could not be more different, you know?
Without a doubt, girls’ hormones add to this confusion. But while boys see sex as the end, girls see sex as the means. Like most elements of a girl’s world, sex is relational. It is about intimacy. And there are biological reasons for this difference.
-Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff, Raising Girls