Losing your virginity is a strange milestone in our culture, one that’s built up with loads of ritualized meaning and significance. Because of this pressure, feelings of anxiety or guilt about the experience are common among men and women. Even platinum-selling singer Rihanna, who proudly asserts herself as one of the most brazen and unbothered celebrities of the moment, knows the feeling.
During an interview with Elle for their October cover story, the music and fashion icon spoke to none other than magician David Copperfield for a brief but revealing moment.
“I’m not kidding, this is a real offer: I can make you disappear and reappear anywhere in the world,” said Copperfield. “Where do you want to go, and why?”
“Ten minutes before I lost my virginity…,” Rihanna replied, “and I’m holding you to that offer. LOL.”
She certainly isn’t the only one who wishes she could have a do-over. A 2015 British survey found that 42 percent of women felt regret about how they lost their virginity, while 20 percent of men expressed the same remorse. (Having sex with someone new for the first time? Here are five tips to make the night one to remember.)
However, even if you fumbled on the first attempt, there can still be a whole life of great sex ahead of you. In it, you’ll not only learn how to last longer in bed, but how to help her achieve climax faster and more often, too. So, put those regrets to bed, and start having better sex today.