I felt much more informed with all of the wonderful replies I've gotten here, and this essay just took away any reluctance I had left on the matter.
Well, you are not alone in your reluctance regarding the dangers of flirting.
After my reply to you, I remembered that I had made a similar post after reading TSW - although I was not as explicit, fearing admonishment. When reading TSW I did think clearly, "Does LaVey have any idea how dangerous
that kind of thing can be?"
That was three years ago, and since then many things have changed, both personally and with my understanding of Satanism.
In context, I now see LaVey's comments as stated with a full
understanding of just how dangerous that kind of thing can be. He's advocating controlling a natural attribute. Control it, or it will control you.
It's not simply that women possess more sexual power in the general sense of social interplay, but also that Satanic women possess more than most. And any woman who's ever felt all her warning alarms go off (or worse) because of seemingly harmless flirtation knows how quickly some situations can turn. We become acutely
aware just how precarious the balance of power is when faced with someone who is physically stronger, and how fragile the notion of "no means no" can truly be to someone who does not respect you.
And it's because it's also the most wonderful thing in the world to truly embrace who you are sexually. I also view LaVey's comments as encouraging a freedom of self, not promiscuity for his benefit (although if it helped...