I've decided that Jerrica Benton wouldn't have had such a problem with "OMG, how can I tell Rio?!" if she wouldn't have been kissing on/hitting on him while she was dressed as Jem. I mean, wouldn't that have been the simplest thing? Don't kiss on "Jerrica's boyfriend" while you're hanging out being Jem. You're only causing problems for yourself by not telling him you're Jem and then making out with him in every episode. Literally every episode. This was a pretty racy cartoon for the 80's.
EDIT: And Aja is a horrible driver. WHY do they continue to let her drive???
EDIT2: Does the above edit mean that they were catering to the stereotype that Asians can't drive??