Lena Dunham, Girls


Lena Dunham is taking Throwback Thursday to a whole new level.

The Girls star posted a pic of a letter she penned to Jamie Bufalino, the sex columnist for Time Out New York, asking for advice when she was just 19 years old.

In the article, she asked about "proper etiquette" for revealing to a guy that she was still a virgin.

And in Bufalino's response, he demanded that Dunham not be so hard on herself and take her time in finding the right suitor to sleep with for the very first time.

The actress wrote, "I'm a 19-year-old girl who has been reading your column since its inception, and I've always wanted to write in…I have a reasonable amount of sexual experience but somehow I have managed to stay a virgin (as have a few of my friends). Once you're 19, people seem to expect you've done it six ways to Sunday."

She asked how to tell the person she's hooking up with that she's still a virgin and added, "I'd like to get rid of the v-card before I turn 20."

Lena Dunham, Instagram


Bufalino replied, "Who knew that kids today were using antiquated phrases like six ways to Sunday? Hang on to that v-card until I tell you it's time to relinquish it. There will be no deadline-setting or peer-pressuring. You will simply live your Intermix-clad, iPod-accessorized, O.C.-obsessed life until you meet a young man who doesn't give a whit about your sexual status."

"Remember, you want the first time you have sex to be memorable (and not in a bad way), so trust your instincts and cool your jets. Besides, you'll have plenty of time in your twenties and thirties to sleep with total bozos," he added.

Now that's some sound advice!

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