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Say What? Brooke Shields Talks Virginity

"I would have lost my virginity earlier than I did at 22. I had the public and all this pressure, and I wish I had just gotten it over with in the beginning when it was sort of OK. I think I would have been much more in touch with myself. I think I wouldn’t have had issues with weight — I carried this protective 20 pounds [in college]. It was all connected. And to me, that’s a health regret."

She may have seemed like an early bloomer at the age of 15 in Blue Lagoon, but Brooke Shields told Health Magazine that she didn't lose her virginity until years after that movie. Would you change the age you lost your virginity if you could?


danakscully64 danakscully64 8 years
I was 18 and I don't regret it. I admit that I didn't wait long into the relationship, and I always swore that I was waiting until marriage, but when I found him, I knew he was different than others guys I had met. We've been together for almost 4 1/2 years now and plan on getting married :)
DrMick DrMick 8 years
I guess we all get there at different times in our lives. The background to this article is that Brooke was a very vocal "virgin" when she was about 16 (like some other celebrites). Many of them go on to regret bringing up such a personal issue in public, especially since they are judged so closely. The rumour is that she lost her virginity to Dean Cain at College.
buffybot buffybot 8 years
I was 14. I'd been with the boy fir a year and he was a virgin too. We stayed together for 3 years. I have no regrets. Starting early didn't mean my number is huge. I'm 28 now and have only slept with 6 men and am hoping this one will be my last "notch in the bedpost" :) I certainly dont have any regrets. To be honest i dont really remember much about my first time. It certainly wasn't life changing anyway.
sloane220 sloane220 8 years
i was 20 when i lost mine, and i waited until i met the right person, a girl. when i was a teenager i wasn't mature enough to deal with the possible emotional and physical consequences of sex and i was still confused about my sexuality so i probably would've lost it to guy.
Janine22 Janine22 8 years
I was 17, I don't regret it. I think you just have to do it when you are emotionally and physically ready and it is with a guy that you care about. That seems like a really weird thing to say, to me. Why would you regret that? And who cares, anyway?
fashion_doll24 fashion_doll24 8 years
In a way, I can imagine it being so romantic to have sex for the first time on your wedding night. But on the other hand, personally, I would be anxious that we wouldn't 'match' sexually. And I don't mean anatomically match. Just, you know, having different expectations and likings. Did any of the ladies who waited until marriage ever worried about that, or was that something you had talked about with your fiancees BEFORE your wedding day?
qteepie qteepie 8 years
lost mine at 20 on my wedding night to my husband.. Glad I waited.. i'm now 25
Xemena Xemena 8 years
btw its weired how so many people have lost theirs in 17.
Xemena Xemena 8 years
i lost mine when i was 17 i did it just because i wanted to loose my virginity and back then i some how knew if i dont do it right now its not gonna happen for a couple of years, hell i was right im 22 now.
Rebecca14916991 Rebecca14916991 8 years
I don't regret who I lost it to - I am still with him, after all! - I just seriously regret how it went down. We had actually intended on making it very special, and then one day it just happened, and it was really not. It also happened before we really understood each other, so there was a lot of painful miscommunication afterwards... I do wish I could do it over again. You have no idea how much.
Meike Meike 8 years
25 and I married the man I lost my virginity to and whom lost his to me. I have no regrets about losing it "late" in life if that can even be called "late". We're both certainly making up for "lost" time.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 8 years
Fashion doll I agree with you, I'm 20 and still a virgin, I'm not waiting until I get married ('cause I don't believe in marriage) but I'm waiting for the right guy, sex is a big deal to me and I want to wait until I can find a guy I trust. I'm glad I didn't loss it in my teens, I think their is definitely and age to have sex and is not in your teens, 22 is a good age, at that age most people are college graduate, are more mature and are "ready" to deal with the consequences of sex.
cotedazur cotedazur 8 years
I thought Brooke's comment was in reference more to her fame than to her age... that she wished she had lost her virginity before she became so famous. ("I had the public and all this pressure....) But it's true that her comment about weight throws me off. I lost mine at 17; the moment was right, the guy was right, and the first time was great. I don't think 17 is necessarily too young, but I regret that I went on to sleep with other guys while I was still in my teens. I think that's the main risk of starting young.
jjoonie12 jjoonie12 8 years
I will have to read the whole Brooke article because this excerpt doesn't really make sense without more context. The logic of what she is trying to say is lost on me.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i gave it up when i was 17. it wasn't traumatic, but the guy=yuck! i went thru a crazy phase after that and that is the part i regret. now that i am older, i wish i would have made better decisions, but's too short to regret mistakes you made 8 yrs ago. i definitely appreciate sex alot more now and i'm much more comfortable with my body than when i was 17-18-19.
lovelybritty84 lovelybritty84 8 years
I lost my v-card at seventeen, and although I'm not with the guy anymore, I'm glad I lost it to someone I cared about. He didn't pressure me or anything, and we stayed together for over two years.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 8 years
I don't regret losing my virginity at the age of 19. However, I do regret who I lost it to. Ick.
minze minze 8 years
well dang, Brooke, maybe your daughters will lose their virginity at an earlier age...12? 13?....maybe that would that make up for it.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I don't understand Brooke either. Generally, she does come across nonsensical to me. As for me, no regrets.
sham28 sham28 8 years
I was 14, felt ready, and wasn't damaged by the experience. I did, however, learn how powerful sex is in general- my boyfriend at the time became insanely clingy and emotionally needy and vulnerable afterward, and I actually broke up with him a month later. Kind of odd.
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
I waited until 21. Not with that guy anymore, but I am glad I waited as long as I did. It was the right time.
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