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.”
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.”