Actor Yvonne Orji, 39, confirms she's still a virgin
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Now, it's 2023 and I'm sure we all know that virginity is nothing more than a social construct and shouldn't be used as a litmus on which to judge someone for whatever reason.
With that said, however, it is seemingly rare for people to be well into adulthood at nearly 40 years old without ever having sex in their life.
And that's exactly the case of American-Nigerian actor and comedian, Yvonne Orji, who has confirmed she's still a virgin at the age of 39.
Orji is best known for her role of Molly Carter in the hit HBO television series Insecure, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and three NAACP Image Awards.
The actor opened up about her sex life during an episode of Chelsea Handler’s Dear Chelsea podcast after the host asked her if she was still a virgin to which Orji confirmed.
"Oh my God, I love this," Handler beamed. "This is the most original guest we’ve ever had on. And what are you, 39? Oh my God, that dam is going to break one day, baby."
She then replied, saying that she worried for the man who would one day take her virginity: "People were like, 'Oh, Yvonne, pray for him, whoever he is'.
"There’s a lot of pent-up energy up in here with me."
Claiming that Orji will finally reach her 'sexual peak when you start having sex,' Handler suggested that the actor may 'need a couple of men' to satisfy her desires.
Orji, who published the book Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me Into the Life of My Dreams back in 2021, has previously spoken about her decision to remain a virgin before back in a 2017 interview with People.
She revealed that she was a dedicated Christian who made plans on remaining a virgin until marriage.
"I wasn’t going to hide it just because I’m on TV," Orji stated. "I’m grounded in who I am.
"Before any of [the fame] happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, 'When I make it, how do you want me to represent you while I’m here?' It was like, 'OK, I know why I’m here. It’s to make you proud'."
Talking about the public reception she's received over her virginity, she explained: "People ask about it because they’re curious or they may not understand.
"How will they ever understand if I don’t talk about it? I can inform your curiosity, as opposed to everyone being in the dark and just sort of creating their own narrative about it."