Brooke Shields Regrets Not Having Sex Earlier

Brooke Shields may have guys fighting over her these days, but apparently her luck with guys wasn’t all that great back in the day.

The 43-year-old Blue Lagoon actress and former Lipstick Jungle star admits in the latest issue of Health magazine that her biggest health regret is not having lost her virginity earlier in life.

“I think I would have had sex a lot earlier [if she could do it all over again]! ” Shields says. “I think I would have lost my virginity earlier than I did at 22. I had the public and all this pressure, and I wish I had just gotten it over with in the beginning when it was sort of OK.”

Shields explains that she had self-image problems as a youth, which hampered her love life, which in turn caused her to seek shelter in a protective cocoon of her own flab. Giving her virtue up at a younger age, she posits, would have helped her avoid all that.

“I think I would have been much more in touch with myself [had she lost her virginity earlier,” Shields elaborates.  “I think I wouldn’t have had issues with weight—I carried this protective 20 pounds [in college]. It was all connected. And to me, that’s a health regret.”

With all the talk of an obesity epidemic in America these days, it’s amazing that the Surgeon General hasn’t brought this up as a possible solution before.