do disappear much sooner than boyish appeals in boys. While boys will be boys even when they're men, the same does not hold true for girls. Let me give an example.
As many here can undoubtedly relate to I instantly fell for Millie Bobby Brown when she first starred in Stranger Things. This was not just because she played Eleven but actually WAS 11 years old. I have been following her progress ever since and what struck me was how she has transformed into a fully sexual woman at the ripe age of 14. It didn't take long for photoshoots to cater increasingly to the male gaze: her gazing in the camera with her mouth half opened, her poses very suggestive, her clothing ever more revealing as her breasts developed. Of course, were we to acknowledge this publicly we'd be ostracised, talking about double standards.
Compare that to one her best male friends (accrding to her anyway) and co-star, Noah Schnapp. While you'd only guess Brown's true age when she speaks, Schnapp also looks like a 14 year old boy. No sexiness, no 'Al Pacino'-eyes, just a cute boy. It's probably why girls generally tend to be sexually attracted to older boys/men (that biology thing, you know). But at the same time it is also the main reason for me that I'm less attracted by adult women: they lose that girlishness (I guess also biologically determined) and become bitchy (I'm generalizing of course).
Anyway, I had to get this off my chest ;-)