It has been nearly eight years since Lolo Jones publicly discussed that she is saving herself for marriage, and the Olympic track and field star can’t help but wonder now if she should have never come clean.
Jones was a guest on the latest episode of comedian Kevin Hart’s “Cold as Balls” show, and the topic of her virginity came up. The 37-year-old rolled her eyes and said opening up about being a virgin was a mistake, joking that it “killed” her dating life.
“That was a mistake. That killed all my dates after that,” Jones said. “Before at least I had a chance. Before I’d tiptoe and be like, ‘OK, when’s a good time to tell him? Do I wait until he sees my personality a little bit, or do I just drop the bomb?'”
Hart then asked Jones if celibacy has helped her remained focused with her career.
“I have a higher level of intensity because I don’t have any pressure release,” Jones joked. “Everybody knows me as a stressed out person.”
Jones added, however, that she has been running at a “disadvantage” because having sex increases a woman’s testosterone level.
You can hear Jones discussing the subject at about the 2:30 mark of the video below:
Jones is a lot like Tim Tebow. Both are tremendous athletes who competed or compete at a high level, but there’s no question openly discussing their virginity made them more famous.
What’s great about Jones is that she has a fantastic sense of humor, which is probably why she has been able to openly discuss such a sensitive subject. She’s even made light of it in somewhat serious situations where she sustained an injury. Jones truly is one of a kind.