When it comes to sex, some traditional values maintain couples should wait for marriage. Losing one's virginity at a young age was common in the days when people were getting married in their early teens and popping out several babies by the time they were 20. Of course, life expectancy was much lower in earlier centuries, too.
In the mid-20th century in the western world, traditional values generally endured, and many couples would marry young just so they could get their cherries popped without judgment.
However, since the advent of the birth control pill and the age of 'free love', people in the western world are losing their virginity at a much younger age without being married. It's not uncommon, now, to hear of young teens getting pregnant from consensual intercourse with someone of their own age.
Given that today's entertainment industry is all about sex (because, of course, it sells), it shouldn't be a surprise that people are very interested in the sex lives of their favourite celebrities. There are so many questions that spring to the minds of fans, and yet celebrities remain brilliantly coy in how much they divulge about their personal lives. But in some rare cases, A-list stars have divulged tantalising and even shocking details. The following are seventeen shocking admissions from celebrities who claim to have lost their virginity at a very young age, long before their time in the spotlight.
17 Matthew McConaughey - 15
Matthew McConaughey was only 15 years old when he lost his virginity, which he revealed during an interview with Playboy Magazine. When the publication asked him for details and to divulge more information, McConaughey firmly said, "None of your business. I don't kiss and tell."
That's pretty admirable, but it doesn't help quench the thirst of curiosity among fans: What happened, who it was with, and what was the context? Whatever the details, it's amusing to imagine that McConaughey's small town, anonymous first love is now, likely, wistfully watching the Oscar winner on screen. But her identity is something that the world at large will never know.
16 Paris Hilton - 15
This one is a widespread but unconfirmed rumor from a guy who kiss and told. Randy Spelling, son of producer Aaron Spelling and brother to Tori Spelling, revealed that he took Paris Hilton's virginity when she was only 15 and he was 17. The couple dated for two months after meeting in Palm Springs.
Hilton's grandmother didn't approve of the relationship, and followed Hilton and Spelling to a hotel in Palm Springs. Spelling said that they couldn't even check in with their real names in fear of getting caught. The result? Hilton ran across the golf course after her grandmother found her.
15 Dustin Hoffman - 15
Dustin Hoffman revealed to New York Magazine that he loves the library so much because that was where he got laid for the first time. But that isn't the kicker. He actually lost his virginity to an older woman when he was just 15 years old, in 1958. He and his lady partner got down and dirty in the nonfiction section.
This is quite ironic given that his breakthrough role in "The Graduate" was famously focused on a student who has sex with a much older woman. Perhaps he was type-cast in the part? Hoffman says he looks back at the experience with a lot of fondness.
14 Snooki - 14
"Jersey Shore" star Snooki has never been shy about talking about sex. But it took her a while to reveal how she lost her virginity. Why? Truth be told, as she revealed to the MTV Show, "Virgin Territory", she was 14 when she had sex for the first time. She and the guy were young, and they didn't have a condom, so they used saran wrap instead.
Snooki admits that it was stupid time in her life, and that she has a lot of regret for her actions. Maybe her story will be a lesson to young people who look up to her, also going through their experimental phases.
13 Britney Spears - 14
When Britney Spears first became famous, her good girl image was one of her biggest selling points that made her a star. When she started dating Justin Timberlake, the media went nuts over the fact that the couple wasn't having sex. However, it seemed that the angelic image was a sham. Britney actually lost her virginity at the age of 14, according to her mother in a tell all book.
Spears' mother also revealed that Brit started drinking at the age of 13. When she got a boyfriend who was a football player that was 18 years old, her mother encouraged the relationship in hopes of making her daughter more popular.
12 Angelina Jolie -14
Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood's most in-demand actresses, who is living the life of fame and Hollywood royalty with a great career and an enviable family. She lost her virginity at the age of 14 with a boyfriend from high school.
But Jolie didn't just stop there. She wanted to feel more emotions and the sex wasn't enough to make her feel the connection with her boyfriend that she wanted.
So, it's reported, she grabbed a knife and cut her boyfriend, and he also cut her back. By the end, they were both covered in each other's blood. That's a rather intense way to connect with someone physically and emotionally.
11 Khloe Kardashian - 14
Khloe Kardashian lost her virginity at the age of 14, as revealed in the book she wrote with her sisters, "Kardashian Konfidential." However, Khloe admits that it was a terrible decision and that when she told her father, he went crazy.
The guy in question was much older than her and very manipulative - but he thought that she was 16.
How did Khloe even manage this? She learned to drive when she was 13, and would often take one of the family cars to go on dates with her older man. After the experience, Khloe says she started struggling in school and had a hard time adjusting.
10 Jaime Pressly - 14
Jaime Pressly revealed to Howard Stern that she lost her virginity at the age of 14. At that age, Pressly was pretty busy anyway, as she landed a modeling contract with Teen Magazine in that same year. It was her modeling career that led to her big break into Hollywood stardom. Since Howard Stern could get details that no other interviewer would dare to ask about, he asked Pressly how the experience was.
She admitted that her first time was not very good at all, and that her body's anatomy wasn't ready for the experience because she was so young. Basically, she confessed that the guy "never finished."
9 Robin Thicke - 13
When to comes to sexy, Robin Thicke seems to know all that there is to know about doing the deed. Well, considering that he lost his virginity at 13, he has quite a lot of experience.
Thicke is well known for being controversial, especially with his song, "Blurred Lines", and being very outspoken about his sexual adventures. He has become the target for many feminist groups as well as the general public.
When he revealed to Howard Stern how young he was when he lost his V card, the DJ asked him if there was anything he would do differently. Thicke's answer? "Make it last longer than 30 seconds.
8 Gillian Anderson - 13
Gillian Anderson is best known for her role as Agent Scully in the hit series, "The X-Files", which is now making a short term comeback. In an interview with "FHM", Anderson revealed that she lost her virginity to a guy who was a punk, and later became a Neo-Nazi. She admits that her teen years were rough, and she had to spent a lot of time soul searching.
Anderson also revealed that her first experience was moronic and ultimately so embarrassing that left behind bad memories. While she never revealed details, we can imagine that Anderson wants to simply move on from her teen years.
7 Johnny Depp - 13
Johnny Depp was quite a rebel in the preteen days. He started smoking when he was 12 years old, as well as drinking and doing drugs. When he was 13, he joined a band called, "The Flame" playing guitar and went on tour. During this experience, and at the same age, he had sex with a groupie in the back of the band's van.
Depp revealed this experience to Rolling Stone while he was promoting his 2008 movie, "Sweeney Todd." There is no doubt that Depp's upbringing was rough, and he yearned for the lifestyle of a rock star. He has certainly achieved that dream.
6 Sean Combs - 13
Sean "Diddy" Combs revealed to Playboy Magazine that he actually tried to lose his virginity at the age of seven by getting on top of a girl who was about nine or ten years old. The experience didn't go as planned and he said that his mother and babysitter thoroughly punished him for trying, but it didn't stop him from his mission.
Combs finally did the deed at the age of thirteen. He revealed that in the Bronx, you could get a hotel for an hour as long as you had $20 or $30. This gave him a place to act out the things he said he watched in adult films. He admits that he loves sex and isn't ashamed of his early experiences.
5 Anthony Kiedis - 12
In his autobiography, "Scar Tissue" Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Kiedis revealed that he lost his virginity at the age of 12. But that's not the craziest part of this story. Kiedis lost his virginity to his father's 18 year old girlfriend, with his old man's blessing... in his bed. All that is known about the mysterious girlfriend is that her name is Kimberly.
Kiedis' father revealed in a BBC documentary that he would often let his son live a carefree, unfettered lifestyle when Kiedis visited him in California. On the night in question, Kiedis may or may not have been high on quaalude, thus impairing his judgment.
4 Matthew Fox - 12
"Lost" star Matthew Fox created quite a stir in an issue of Playboy when he revealed that he lost his virginity at the young age of 12. While he was growing up in the small town of Dubois, Wyoming, Fox and the unnamed partner (who was a few years older than him and experienced) had sex by a river while a rodeo was happening in town.
Fox says it was the classic, "pull your pants down and mess around" scenario, but also noted that the experience was absolutely terrible and awkward. Of course, he went on to say that he made up for the terrible experience in his college years.
3 Josh Brolin - 11
Josh Brolin lost his virginity to a girl named Greta at the age of eleven. In an interview with Men's Journal, Brolin revealed this along with a lot of personal information that included drug use confessions. In the interview, he seems to brush off the young experience of losing his virginity, and doesn't go into much detail.
Thus, it's hard to tell whether he interprets the experience as positive or negative, let alone consensual.
2 Chris Brown - 8
Chris Brown horrified readers of The Guardian when he revealed that he lost his virginity at the young age of eight. The story behind this experience was that he had a lot of boy cousins, and together they would watch adult entertainment. Brown states that he was ready at the age of 8, and he lost his virginity to a girl of about 14 or 15 years old.
Brown seems to be strangely proud of the experience, and he claims it started a lifelong sexual adventure.
1 Steve Tyler - 7
Yes, you read that right. Aerosmith's front runner Steven Tyler lost his virginity at the disturbingly young age of seven to French twins. Tyler sat next to the twins in his church's choir, and the menage a trois started as a young children's game that went awry.
Tyler, bizarrely, looks back fondly at the memory and says that he enjoys twins. That's probably accurate, considering his ex-wife is a twin and his girlfriend is a twin.
Granted, both the law and basic morality would concur that there's nothing defensible about a child being subjected to that kind of experience before they even hit puberty, but Steve Tyler has clearly never played by the rules.