In her poems, Veronica was able to assert her sensuality and use it as a tool with which to dominate men in a surprisingly forthright fashion. Consider this poem penned to one of her lovers, which is published in her Terze Rima:
“There’ll be no gap between merit and reward
if you’ll give me what, though in my opinion
it has great value, costs you not a thing;
your reward from me will be
not only to fly but to soar so high
that your hope will match your desires.
And my beauty, such as it is,
which you never tire of praising,
I’ll them employ for your contentment;
sweetly lying at your left side,
I will make you taste the delights of love
when they have been expertly learned;
And doing this, I could give you such pleasure
that you could say you were fully content,
and at once fall more deeply in love.
So sweet and delicious do I become,
when I am in bed with a man
who, I sense, loves and enjoys me.”
If this is complicated, I think this sentiment has been essentially rephrased 450 years later as follows:
About 1 minute and 50 seconds in sums it up.