How we cite our quotes:
I'd never made myself quite so vulnerable before. (20.117)
To open yourself to sexual intimacy with another person puts you into a very vulnerable place. For one, you expose your body to them. What is so vulnerable about physical nakedness?
Because right now, physically, there's nothing I want more than you. More than food or water or oxygen. Intellectually, I have my priorities in a slightly more sensible order. (20.141)
Bella seems to imply that physical or sexual attraction doesn't have much to do with your intellect. So is sexual attraction purely physical?
You have no more idea what you're talking about than I do. (20.162)
Although Edward is technically over 100 years old, he's probably never made love to a human woman. How might that affect his reluctance to sleep with Bella?