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I think at this point I was starting to move away from it, but for a long time I didn't want the characters in OP to appear sexy, objectified by the reader in any way. I think it was a reaction to all the horny imagery in mainstream comics. I wanted to show women's emotional lives without all that stuff. But of course, without that stuff it's an incomplete picture. I think OP started to get truly romantic when I worried less about what I was leaving out, and more what was important to show. Jane's little bit of frustration gesturing to her own body is particularly unsexy, and maybe that's the problem she's trying to identify. Her goal of love and fulfillment is stopped up by all these exclusions - ways of doing it wrong - resulting in a big nothing. Just a lone person posing in a way she thinks is self-explanatory, putting nothing forth, taking no risk, wondering when the magic will happen.