Actress Rachel Bilson: I didn't have an orgasm until I was 38

"I'm 40 years old. Like, the things that my friends and I talk about shouldn't be taboo, you know?"

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Actress Rachel Bilson: I didn't have an orgasm until I was 38

The Broad Ideas podcast was an ideal opportunity for actress Rachel Bilson and comedian Whitney Cummings to talk about their sex lives; Cummings surprised many with a statement during the podcast; "Now that I'm not on birth control, my sex drive...

by the way, I'm going to say this, wild thing. To say: I have not had an orgasm from sex until I went off birth control," Whitney said, as quoted by ok.co.uk "Never had it in my life until I turned 40... But I could do it with my hands." Rachel Bilson was surprised because the same thing happened to her.

"I was the same as you," -Bilson said. "It didn't happen for me until I was about 38. Isn't that crazy?"

Rachel Bilson and the podcast

After launching Broad Ideas last year, Bilson said that there should be no taboo topics.

She believes that the support of her closest friends and friends is the most important thing for a person to open up to someone. "I'm 40 years old. Like, the things that my friends and I talk about shouldn't be taboo, you know?" Bilson said.

"It should feel like a safe space to be open, because so many people go through similar things. And what's better than to have a support system, or feel like you're being heard and having a space to do so? And for me, it just felt like the timing was right.

I think people are craving authenticity. We're coming through this pandemic and everything else. ... I've relied on my friends more than anything, and we just wanted to be able to talk freely." Her mother is a counselor specializing in sex.

With that in mind, even as a girl she never had a problem speaking openly about such topics, which was certainly important for her growing up. "Growing up in a household that was so sex-positive and free and candid ... definitely made me more obviously open talking about things.

It's like, 'Oh yeah, I pushed the baby out of my vagina.' These are the things women go through, and there's nothing connected to it that feels like, oh, I shouldn't be talking about this."

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