Actress now thinks intimacy is wonderful

Amanda Seyfried used to be terrifed of the idea of making love.

The Dear John star, 24, blames her small-town upbringing in Pennsylvania for leading her to think sex was wrong.

‘I had a fight with my friend when I touched a boy for the first time and I didn’t tell her,’ explains Amanda

‘She got mad with me, not because I didn’t tell her but because I’d done it in the first place.

‘When my sister lost her virginity I thought that was dirty and disgusting, and I was scared of sex.’

Amanda – who is dating actor and Mamma Mia! co-star Dominic Cooper – now has a completely different attitude.

‘Intimacy is a wonderful thing,’ she tells Stella.

‘It’s frustrating that growing up I thought it was wrong. It isn’t. Exploring your sexuality is important when you’re growing up.’

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