Gina Rodriguez Gets Candid About Her Sexuality & Masturbating

Gina Rodriguez, star of Jane the Virgin is always candid about issues that personally affect her. She’s spoken openly about body issues, having an underactive thyroid, and even the insecurities she feels on an everyday basis. Now, she’s getting a little personal and opening up about growing up in a conservative household and feeling guilty about masturbating and wanting to play a character that is bisexual.gina rodriguez

The star is on the cover of Bust Magazine, and like many Latino’s, she was raised in a purity culture. “I was definitely raised with that. In all honesty, I used to feel guilty for masturbating,” she says. On Jane the Virgin she plays a Latina that grew up in a Catholic household, which was not too different from real life. “Oh my god, this extreme guilt! And that lasted way too long. Or maybe I masturbated too much! It’s OK to look back in retrospect and be like, it wasn’t good that I felt bad about touching myself. And it isn’t bad that I want to share my love with my boyfriend. I’m 32 years old, I’m an adult, I can do that!”