I think Starfire is one of those characters that a lot of people misunderstand.
They give too much of a sexual emphasis on her, and I think that it's because of her attire as a superhero.
She has been referred to as a wholesome version of a prostitute.
I have also seen a comment about her being a nympho.
Of course, there are the slut names too.
What I gathered from the comics that I read
She was designed to be an outerspace version of Red Sonja.
She's an alien warrior princess.
She was also a slave for 6 years, and she went through horrible physical and emotional pain.
She escaped from a slave ship and was recaptured, but the Teen Titans rescued her.
On her planet Tamaran, people are barely dressed.
Another thing...She's a solar-powered being.
The Sun gives her strength and power.
Her star-bolt power came from torturing experimentation by her slavemasters.
I think some people don't understand the character and just judge her by her appearance.
There is a lot more to her than what she's wearing.
She is actually very smart along with being strong,tough,brave,fierce,loyal, deep,emotional,sensitive,caring,compassionate.
Most of all, she is a survivor.
What didn't kill her made her stronger.
She has been shown to have an extreme resistance to physical pain and immense willpower.
She had a lot of aggression in her because of her past as a slave and her training as a warrior.
As a Tamaranian, she lives through her passions and emotions, and she helped Dick with those.
The Teen Titans cartoon doesn't touch on the traumatic,abusive past like the comics do.
Tales of the Teen Titans #4 is a comic issue about Kori/Starfire's past.