Lala Kent Opens Up About Sober Intercourse, Celebrates 4 Years Sober

Lala Kent is redefining her relationship with intercourse. The 32-year-old actress joined Meghan King’s “Intimate Knowledge” podcast and opened up about her first time having intercourse whereas sober.

Kent, who was beforehand engaged to movie producer Randall Emmett, mentioned, “I bought right into a relationship once I was in my alcoholism, after which I bought sober with this individual, so I used to be already snug.” However she wasn’t used to having intercourse with out “some liquid braveness,” she instructed King.

Acknowledging that the expertise was new to her, Kent mentioned, “I used to be so terrified to have intercourse sober as a result of I had by no means completed it earlier than.”

Many individuals use alcohol to ease social and sexual interactions. The CDC reported that in 2018, 66 p.c of individuals 18 and over had consumed alcohol up to now 12 months and adults who frequently felt apprehensive, anxious, or depressed had been extra prone to interact in heavy consuming up to now 12 months. And since alcohol use is commonly so normalized — it is at most events, celebrations, and even work occasions — it may be straightforward to develop a dependency. In truth, a recent study found that 4.3 million American adults are common presex drinkers, which may result in unintended penalties like unprotected intercourse and STI transmission.

For Kent, who earlier this 12 months was honored with the Spirit of Sobriety Award from the Brent Shapiro Basis, sobriety is about staying current for her daughter, Ocean. Kent not too long ago celebrated 4 years of sobriety, writing on Instagram, “At present marks 4 years of sobriety. The weekend was full of affection & assist. Being current for my daughter… that half is priceless. I am grateful, & extraordinarily humbled by every birthday that passes. However y’all, I’m proooooud! Hell yessss, Lala. You higher work, woman.”

Picture Supply: Getty / Ethan Miller

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