Brooke Shields Shares Intimate Details About Losing Her Virginity to Dean Cain
Brooke Shields recently made headlines for revealing a deeply personal experience from her past. In her brand new Hulu documentary, Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, the actress revealed that she lost her virginity to actor Dean Cain when they were both students at Princeton University. She admitted that she immediately ran out of the room naked after they had sex.
She recalls the incident and is quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: "[Cain] ran after me with the duvet and grabbed a hold of me and said, 'Where are you going?' He said, 'I'm not going anywhere, I'm not leaving you, you're the same person.' He got it immediately and I just cried." Shields remembers Cain being “more comfortable with … the sexual part” of their romance, as per Page Six. “I wanted to jump into the personal relationship and the love and the commitment,” she explains to viewers. “We had to teach each other about each other.”
For Brooke, her reaction to losing her virginity was clearly complicated. In her documentary, she revealed that she had been more interested in the "love and commitment" side of her relationship with Dean Cain and that she had been confused by her own reaction to sex. The actress explained how she had been confused by her reaction at the time, saying: "I feel bad for that girl. She was old enough to own her own body for real. And just I couldn't get there at that moment."
She also hinted that her mother's possessiveness may have affected her discomfort. Mirror reported that Shields said in her 2015 memoir, There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me: "I believe she wanted me to stay hers alone. She believed in an absolute hold she had on me and growing up, and having sex, would mean that I was leaving her. It should have been what I had wished for myself, but in an instant, guilt slapped me in the face. Instead of giving in to what was a loving, and emotionally safe, relationship, and escaping into the most intimate and deserved moment, I began to cry deeply and silently and I got so overwhelmed."
These factors likely contributed to the overwhelming emotions that Brooke experienced after losing her virginity. But what's truly remarkable about her story is how she and Dean Cain were able to navigate those emotions together. When Brooke ran out of the room naked, Dean didn't leave or dismiss her - he ran after her and comforted her. It's also worth noting that Brooke's experience highlights the importance of consent and communication in sexual relationships. Although she and Dean had been dating for a while before they had sex, it's clear that she was not fully comfortable or ready for that experience.