Lena Dunham, star of HBO's hit series Girls, stars in a new political ad for Barack Obama that, metaphorically speaking, compares voting for Obama to losing one's virginity.

The new ad, which has been heavily criticized by conservatives, features Dunham talking directly to the camera and saying, "Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy…someone who really cares about and understands women."

The actress touches on such issues as health insurance, birth control, equal pay for women, ending the Iraq war and gay marriage.

"My first time voting was amazing," she says. "It was this line in the sand. Before I was a girl, now I was a woman. I went to the polling station, I pulled back the curtain, I voted for Barack Obama."

For those who think there are bigger fish to fry in this year's election -- like getting the economy back on track, creating jobs to get millions of Americans back to work, and dealing with our national security --  Redstate.com's Erick Erickson makes a pretty good point in response to the ad...

"About the only honest bit of innuendo in the ad is that the people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 have been screwed — economically. The problem for Barack Obama is that many of those people believe their vote for him was a one night stand that they’d prefer to forget.

"Additionally, we know now that Barack Obama, like that one night stand, probably won’t call you back. Just ask the American Consulate in Benghazi."

Check out Lena's ad below: