Yvonne Orji: “I am a virgin at 39”

Yvonne Orji: "I am a virgin at 39"

A Nigerian-American actress/comedian, Yvonne Orji has revealed that she is still a virgin at 39.

Ms Orji revealed this during an interview with Chelsea Handler.


Chelsea asked her if she is still a virģin and she replied, “I am.”
She added that people should pray for the man she eventually has s#x with because there is a “lot of pent-up energy” in her.


Yvonne has been vocal about her virginity since 2017 when she was 33. She said at the time that she will remain a virgin until marriage.

“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. People ask about it because they’re curious, or they may not understand. How will they ever get 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.”

Yvonne Orji: "I am a virgin at 39"
Yvonne Orji: “I am a virgin at 39”

Orji takes her Christianity and virginity very seriously. She discussed her path to the decision on The Breakfast Club, where she said:

“Personally, I had plans to have sex when I turned 18. I was dating [redacted] and I had it figured out. But, I got to college at 17 in D.C and then I got saved. It comes out, I don’t hide it. The same way people know they’ve had a one-night stand, you can say that so I can this.”


“It’s like society has allowed us to normalize a lot of sex but hasn’t allowed us to normalize the option to also not have sex…It’s not like a crusade. I’m not like, ‘Guys! Let’s all not have sex together.’ I can say, ‘Hey, I’m Nigerian and I love God and I’m funny, or ‘I like to snort when I laugh really loud, I still shop at the 99 cent store.’ Like there’s so many things about me and not just the one that I’m not doing.”

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