Even more concerning, the sexy virgin held a cross-generational appeal that often went beyond their supposed role model prowess. As surely as Tyga wants Kylie, Dads definitely dug Britney—the whole virgin aspect just added an extra dose of creepy to their age-inappropriate fantasies. Ick-factor aside, the virgin sex symbol formulation plays into a misogynistic and exploitative system, selling sexy young bodies while shaming female sexuality. It’s also just too goddamn hypocritical and confusing. In Mickey Mouse’s abstinence-only world, women aren’t supposed to want sex, they’re just supposed to advertise it—and fans focus their natural, potent teenage fantasies on cherubic man-boys who act like they have Ken crotches instead of private parts, but simultaneously boast washboard abs and flirtatious song lyrics.