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Insecure star Yvonne Orji reveals she's is still a virgin at age 39

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Insecure star Yvonne Orji reveals she's is still a virgin at age 39

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Insecure star Yvonne Orji has opened up about why she's chosen to remain a virgin.

The actor is best known for playing the character of Molly Carter in the HBO comedy-drama Insecure - for which she was nominated for several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award.

However, if there's one thing Orji certainly isn't insecure about, it's being a virgin, with the star confirming she hasn't had sex with anyone at the age of 39 - not that it's really anyone's business but hers.

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Yvonne Orji has revealed she's still a virgin at the age of 39. Credit: HBO
Yvonne Orji has revealed she's still a virgin at the age of 39. Credit: HBO

Orji revealed she's still a virgin at the age of 39 years old while on Chelsea Handler's podcast Dear Chelsea.

A clip of the interview uploaded to Handler's Instagram shows the host joking the 'dam is going to break' when the actor has sex for the first time.

Orji replies: "Baby, let me tell you right now. People are like, 'Oh, you know, Yvonne, pray for him. Whoever he is'.

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"Because there's a lot of pent up energy up in here with me."

Handler then says: "You're going to hit your sexual peak when you start having sex, so yeah, you're going to need a couple of men probably."

Orji jests she'll go from 'being a virgin' to 'polyamory'.

However, that's probably not the case given the actor's reasons for abstaining from sex in the first place.

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In an interview in 2017, Orji explained the real reason she's refrained from sex for all these years.

Orji told People she didn't want to 'hide' her status as a virgin 'just because [she's] on TV', and said she's 'grounded in' who she is.

She continued: "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?’

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"It was like, ‘OK, I know why I’m here. It’s to make you proud."

Orji subsequently resolved she wouldn't have sex before marriage.

Orji is waiting until marriage to have sex. Credit: Getty Images/ Dominik Bindl
Orji is waiting until marriage to have sex. Credit: Getty Images/ Dominik Bindl

Fans of Orji have flooded to social media in support of her decision and her speaking out about it.

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One X - formerly known as Twitter - user said: "She’s so me-coded, finally some representation."

Another added: "No big deal. And besides. Who carez."

A third commented: "You know what that’s good for her."

And a final resolved: "If she's happy with it that's no one business."

Amen to that.

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Sex and Relationships

Poppy Bilderbeck
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