After years of disclosing publicly that she was still a virgin, a Hollywood actress now recalls why she is still the world’s most famous virgin after all, at least in modern times.

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This is actually what happened to actress Brooke Shields who now have regrets about her past.

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During the Tuesday episode of her iHeart podcast Now What? With Brooke Shields, Shields replied friend Ali Wentworth’s question about whether the actress had made any “poor choices” when she was young.

“I mean, I think it was, in hindsight, a bit of a mistake for me to be so open about my virginity because it never left me alone,” Shields said.

The topic was brought up in a 1985 book which was credited to her but was actually written by someone else. A book of guidance for college-age women, On Your Own was published when Shields was in Princeton University.

She had written an in-depth first chapter but the publisher rejected it.

“They wanted a simple, stupid book,” Shields said. “Like, ‘I like leg warmers.'”

Shields addressed her sex life, because she wanted to help others.

“In it, there was one part of a chapter, where I discuss — not abstinence per se — but owning your choice,” she said. “I would get a lot of fan mail from kids saying, ‘Oh, my boyfriend’s pressuring me, and I don’t want to have sex. What do I do? My narrative was, ‘You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to.'”

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She recalled that it being “very creepy” that she then had to go on talk shows and speak to older men about the topic.

“I became the most famous virgin in the world,” she said. “To be in the line of fire at such a young age in that way, I gained a resilience and it set me up to be ready for anything in this industry which can be difficult.”

Shields also regrets waiting to have sex for the first time when she eventually did just that with her Princeton boyfriend, Dean Cain, at 22.

“I have regret around [waiting], because there was a sense of joy and freedom that I should have been able to feel within a relationship that was so lovely and so beautiful and sweet,” Shields said.

Shields noted in an interview with People back in November 2014 that she had included a chapter about being a virgin in an earlier book credited to her, 1975’s The Brooke Book.

The choice to include that information was the idea of her late mother/manager Teri. Shields shared that they had a complicated relationship due to Teri’s alcoholism.

In a new podcast episode, during a game of Never Have I Ever, the actress was asked if she had ever caught an ex cheating.

“I did not walk in on an ex cheating, but I was dating an actor,” Shields recounted. “He said he had to go to L.A., because his house was flooded. And three days later when I called him — we were engaged — and three days later, when I called him, a girl answered the phone. And then the Enquirer called me and said that he had been seen at a restaurant with another actress.”

Former Fiancé Liam Neeson

Although she did not reveal the actor’s name, she wrote in another book, 2014’s There Was a Little Girl, that former fiancĂ© Liam Neeson had used the flooded house excuse when he left her while they were celebrating Christmas together.

After the book On Your Own was published, the “Pretty Baby” starlet was quickly given the moniker the “most famous virgin in the world,” and subjected to “creepy” interview questions, she said.

Shields’ public persona was challenged from a young age after starring in a succession of sexually charged films as a teenager, as well as a 1980 Calvin Klein ad campaign featuring the glamorous 15-year-old delivering their provocative slogan: “Do you know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.”

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