"Sadly, the signals that allow men and women to find the partners that most please them are scrambled by the sexual insecurity initiated by beauty thinking. A woman who is self conscious can't relax to let her sensuality come into play. If she is hungry she will be tense. If she is "done up" she will be on alert for her reflection in his eyes. If she is ashamed of her body, its movement will be stilled. If she does not feel entitled to claim attention, she will not demand that airspace to shine in. If his field of vision has been boxed in by "beauty"--a box continually shrinking--he simply will not see her, his real love, standing right before him."
~ Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth