Olivia Wilde’s recent comments about her sex life were taken out of context and not intended for publication, says the actress.
At “These Girls,” an event hosted at Joe’s Pub in New York by Glamour magazine, the 28-year-old actress gave a personal monolog about the ups and downs of her sex life before and after her divorce from Prince Tao Ruspoli. Despite speaking to a captive audience, the actress claimed she had not realized she was being recorded.
“I felt like my vagina died,” Wilde said of the end of her eight-year marriage to the Italian photographer and documentary filmmaker. “Turned off. Lights out ... And you can lie to your relatives at Christmas dinner and tell them everything on the home front is just peachy. But you cannot lie to your vagina,” she said, reported Vulture.
Wilde went on to describe the string of empty sexual encounters she had after her divorce that left her briefly considering “a soft kind of lesbian relationship, just gentle kissing and scissoring.” However, since getting involved with current boyfriend Jason Sudeikis, 37, Wilde said she has gotten used to having sex “like Kenyan marathon runners,” and she described the couple as being "blissfully, hopefully, wildly in love.”
“Sometimes your vagina dies," Wilde concluded. “Then you know it’s time to go. There’s no reason to sacrifice your womanhood and femininity for some sort of weird feeling of responsibility to something that may not be right. I feel like far too many women do that."
Almost immediately after her comments appeared online, Wilde took to Twitter to clarify what she had meant.
“The ‘These Girls’ monologs at Joe's Pub were not meant for publication, and, in context, were a celebration of LOVE, girls, and honesty,” tweeted the “House M.D.” actress last Tuesday.
“Sneaky recorders are everywhere these days, but performance art doesn't always translate accurately to tabloid interpretation,” complained Wilde, in a second tweet moments later.
If some readers were caught off guard or offended by Wilde’s comments, Sudeikis did not seemed to be rattled. Just days after the Glamour event, photographers caught them in a more traditional public display of affection. The couple was snapped kissing and holding hands by the Daily Mail in the streets of New York, looking comfortable and carefree.