Rebel Wilson Says She 'Truly Experienced an Orgasm for the First Time' at Age 39 'by Myself'

The actress remembered thinking to herself, "Is this what I was missing out on?"

Don Arnold/WireImage Rebel Wilson on Dec. 7, 2022
Don Arnold/WireImage Rebel Wilson on Dec. 7, 2022

In her new book, Rebel Wilson reveals that she hadn't experienced an orgasm until she was 39.

The Pitch Perfect actress, now 44, wrote in her memoir Rebel Rising, out now, that the milestone happened during 2019, which she dubbed her "Year of Love."

During that timeframe, she went on dates with about 50 men and had sex with two of them, Wilson wrote, but she didn't "truly" have an orgasm until exploring her body solo.

"I’d never really learned about orgasms," wrote Wilson, adding, "When I’d had sex over the past few years, I’d never really thought about my pleasure. It was more about the guy climaxing, and then pretty quickly sex was over. And while I had experienced pleasure, I don’t think at this point I’d truly had an orgasm. I might’ve thought I had...."

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<p>Stefanie Keenan/Getty for Casamigos</p> Ramona Agruma and Rebel Wilson on June 15, 2023

Stefanie Keenan/Getty for Casamigos

Ramona Agruma and Rebel Wilson on June 15, 2023

After listening to podcasts on the topic and buying sex toys online, "I truly experienced an orgasm for the first time at 39 just by myself." She remembered thinking to herself, "Is this what I was missing out on?"

"... My research for my Year of Love taught me that there was so much more to sex than just the guy getting off," Wilson wrote in her book. "I should have been orgasming too. That should have been a priority."

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The actress is now engaged to fiancée Ramona Agruma, and she welcomed her first child, Royce Lillian, via surrogate in November 2022.

Wilson, in the book, also shares that she lost her virginity at age 35. She recently told PEOPLE that she hopes revealing her personal experience will make other late-bloomers feel more assured.

"People can wait till they're ready or wait till they're a bit more mature," said Wilson. "And I think that could be a positive message. You obviously don't have to wait until you're in your 30s like me, but you shouldn't feel pressure as a young person."

Rebel Rising is available now wherever books are sold.

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