sorry about the man's perspective thing.. it happens occasionally. Dunno why.
However I don't really see WHY it should have a different emotional impact for girls than for guys. Other than the old genetic programming differences.
I wonder how much of it is to do with society conditioning girls to think that its something deeply important and emotional?
I remember once (long long ago) reading an article about the south pacific islands. Apparently on those islands sex was thought of as a perfectly normal recreational activity. There were no taboos around it at all. If two young people were walking along and happened to meet each other then one could proposition the other, and if they both felt like it then they could get right down to it there and then. And if anyone else was walking pst they wouldn't pay it a second thought.. as it was considered totally natural. Supposedly they had almost no trouble with rape or any of the other sex related problems we have here in the west.
Of course then the misionaries turned up, made them put on more clothes, told them everythign they were doing was wrong and linked up sex and marriage and love in their heads. So i guess now they are like us. (messed up, repressed, confused, worried, etc..).
I'm really not at all convinced they weren't much better off before.