Shailene Woodley Said She Loves Sex & Explained Why It's So Great Just In Case You Forgot
Shailene Woodley would like to talk about sex. SPEAK ON IT QUEEN.
“I love sex,” Shailene told Bustle. “I think it is one of the most underrated, underappreciated, and undervalued experiences that we have.”
We reckon there’s a large community out there who would say they rate, appreciate and value the pastime, tbh. But good for her for speaking her truth.
Shailene, 28, has had an openly tumultuous struggle with her emotional connection to sexuality, which she detailed with Bustle.
“I have had very traumatic sexual experiences,” she said, nodding to an abusive relationship she fell into in her early 20s.
Since then, she’s been in different relationship constructs from deeply monogamous to open, which is where she did much of her emotional healing.
“I had a lover that taught me a lot about my own body and my own emotional connection to sex,” she revealed. “That’s when I feel like I healed my relationship with sexuality — when this beautiful man came into my life and helped me walk through that journey.”
Talking about her first time, Shailene shared it wasn’t as Hollywood as what we’ve seen.
“I lost my own virginity in a really unromantic, unsexy way, [so] it’s very therapeutic for me that by playing these characters I was showing young women what they can wait for,” she said.
Her characters included her role as Amy Juergens on The Secret Life Of An American Teenager – a show that transformed over her six-year stint into the hardest project she’s been a part of.
“When I signed onto Secret Life, I read [three] episodes and I signed a contract for six years. [Those episodes] all hit home. I had friends in high school who were pregnant. It felt like everything that I wanted to be sending into the world,” she began.
Over the following seasons, the show pushed a message of abstinence with Shailene’s character going through an unplanned pregnancy and becoming a cautionary posterchild for the hurdle.
“There were belief systems that were pushed that were different than my own. Yet legally I was stuck there. To this day it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. So being on Secret Life propelled me to be more vocal about my own belief systems,” Shailene divulged.
And now she’s advocating for everyone to get their premium nut on.
If Amy Juergens and her lovechild could see her now, they would be championing Shailene’s shameless liberation just as we are.
- This article was written by Tait McGregor.
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