Critics say that the young girl is “playfully” struggling with Cupid to avoid love’s arrow in Bouguereau’s A Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros. Looks to me like she’s trying to fend off a love sick, naked man baby that crept up on her with intent to poke while she prepped for a soak. But what do I know. Times and customs change. I’m sure numerous cave chicks dug being whacked with a club…if it was by the right caveman.