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Zac Efron Talks Sex and Condoms — TMI or Totally OK?

Zac Efron is best known for his role in the High School Musical films, but in real life he's 21 and in a long-term relationship. It seems natural that he'll want to shed his youthful image as he gets a little older, and to that end he recently opened up to Elle about a conversation he had with his mother after she saw photos of him in an adult entertainment shop. He said:

My mom is like, "Zac, what did you buy in a sex shop?" I was like, "Mom, calm down, it's not a sex shop." She wouldn’t have any of it. She’s like "I knew you were being sexual!" But she understood. My stocking was full of condoms this Christmas. She buys me the economy box.

It's some frank talk from a teen heartthrob, so tell us — is Zac talking about sex TMI or totally OK?

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devils devils 8 years
at first i thought TMI, but then i read the article bit and .. its not what i thought it was so I dont really care lol.
candace87 candace87 8 years
He's trying to act more adult, but his mommy buys him condoms. Ha. Either way, I don't care.
bermyWHAT bermyWHAT 8 years
It doesn't matter if 12yr olds are looking up to him or not. 1) The sooner the better to know about safe sex. 2) If they wanna have sex they'll do it regardless of how sexual or how tame their idol is. 3) Isn't it really the responsibility of the parents to instill virtuous morals in a child not celebrities...if we we expect famous people to instill qualities in our children and effectively raise them then the world is in more trouble than I thought
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I don't see the point? WHO CARES? At least he practices safe sex... so yay for being a role model.
eveday eveday 8 years
he can't impregnate other men fool! Serenamarie. By wearing a condom he can't also infect people (or get infected) with sexually transmitted diseases. So I'll still be fine with that (wearing condoms and talking about safe sex) if he's indeed gay.
hills hills 8 years
wow so over the top, ick, and to talk to his mum about it like that o nooo.
frannytomtom frannytomtom 8 years
he can't impregnate other men fool!
i mean, we pretty much know he is being "sexual" so i really dont see a big deal with the statement either. now, it is concerning that his fans may read the article and most of them are 12 years old, but he can't control that. their parents need to control what purchases they are making.... or explain that this man is 21 years old... not 12
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
He's 21 with a long-term girlfriend. I'd be concerned if they WEREN'T having sex. If it was one night stands and constant partying, that would be one thing. But, while he's not preaching abstinence and then negating it a year later, he's at least talking about being safe. Which is much more than we can say about Gossip Girl's infiltration of the airwaves.
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
Haha, that's pretty funny. I hope she did buy him that lol. I think it's okay. Plus it's better than if he was talking about not using condoms, right?
voltages voltages 8 years
I don't think he's being TMI at all! What's the biggie?
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Responsible: yes. Need to know: no! TMI for his teeny-bopper fans: I think so.
MacDre MacDre 8 years
I don't see how this could be TMI...he didn't get into any weird positional specifics or anything. So he has sex and uses condoms? Scandalous!
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
he didnt even say anything offensive, im fine with it
megania megania 8 years
Oh, please! He's not talking about sex, he's talking about the pictures that came out last year and his mom's funny reaction to them.
I think some of you are clueless are about your kids. They know more about sex than you did at 12 or 13 trust me. This is nothing new to them. Its just the way the world is. I have babysit them and trust me these are kids are just so advanced now a days. Its nothing new to them.
genvessel genvessel 8 years
i'm pretty excited for the unintentional endorsement of the necessity of condoms. there are too many kids who think they're optional when having sex. beyond that... he's 21 and he's practically living with the girl. i see no concern.
Tapioca Tapioca 8 years
Good--first, he's USING condoms, and second of all the age group that idolizes him will read that.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
I don't think it's a big deal either. His fan base might not even read this since it's in Elle magazine.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
he's an adult, and it's an adult publication. i think it's fine.
eveday eveday 8 years
I do hope he was telling the truth.
eveday eveday 8 years
I don't actually want to know anything about his sex life, I'm not curious about it but I'm sure many teenagers pay attention to him so I'm glad that when he decided to talk about sex, he talked bout safe sex.
rowlkitty rowlkitty 8 years
I'm torn too. I'm all for safe sex teaching and doing but at his age where most of his fans are still pretty young, I don't think he should be advertising his sexual behavior. But you never know, some kids might be like "hey, he uses condoms, so should I."
Asche Asche 8 years
I'm torn on this issue. I think the safe sex message is wonderful, but I also realize that I know many 13-year-olds who look up to the two of them and I don't think they should be hearing about sex shops (which is the part that bothers me..not the condoms). While I recognize that tweens are probably not reading Elle, they still read things like this blog and Perez and are absorbing this information. Like I said...I'm torn.
ceej ceej 8 years
Stop and think for a minute what a wonderful example he has just set. He is in a monogamous relationship, practices safe sex and has a great relationship with his mother. My estimation of him just went up tenfold.
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