Colton Underwood’s virginity is a major talking point in season 23 of The Bachelor. But Colton isn’t the first virgin to appear on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. The show about finding your soul mate has had many virgins compete for love.
The show loves exploiting their contestants’ sex lives especially if they’re a virgin. It’s always a big moment on the show when someone willingly or unwillingly reveals their virginity.
Check out all of the virgins who have been on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette below.
Ex-NFL player Colton told Becca Kufrin on season 5 of The Bachelorette that he was a virgin. He told the then bachelorette that he wasn’t waiting until marriage but wanted his first time to meaningful.
“I was so happy that I was able to talk about something I never wanted to share with anybody,” he told People about being a virgin. “The show allowed me to be true to who I am, and it allowed me to grow as a person. I couldn’t be more appreciative of that.”
The Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise and Bachelor WInter Games contestant Ashley I. is remembered for always crying and being a virgin.
When she told Chris Soules’ she was a virgin while on The Bachelor, she felt a negative shift in their relationship.
“I said it to Chris Soules on that season and I have to be honest, I didn’t think that he thought it was a very attractive,” Ashley told Access. “I think he stopped looking at me as a sexual object at that point — I felt a change in our relationship. …What I am really tired of is the show making it seem like such a big deal, such a big reveal.”
Ashley is now engaged to Jared Haibon another Bachelorette alumni.
Becca, who is now a fan favorite, first went on the show as a contestant on Chris Soules’ season. When the Fantasy Suite date was on the horizon, Becca told Chris that she’s a virgin.
“It’s a big part of who I am,” she told him “After having such an amazing time with you, I have been a little bit nervous to bring it up because it is a big deal.”
Christen was on Nick Vialls season of The Bachelor and was a virgin. She is waiting until marriage to lose her V-card. Christen has also appeared on two seasons of Bachelor in Paradise.
Sadie was the first Bachelor contestant to ever go public with her virginity. She was the runner-up on Prince Lorenzo Borghese’s season of The Bachelor, which was season 9.
“It was annoying because there’s just so much more to me than that, and I don’t think that was shown,” She told Reality Steve about the focus on her virginity.
Corrie appeared on Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor. She told People she wasn’t happy how her virginity came up on the show.
“The question came out of nowhere and caught me off guard,” she said. “He’d asked if I’d ever had a one-night stand. I said no and he said, “are you saving yourself for marriage?” It’s very personal and isn’t something I got announcing on first dates. I’m proud of it, but I didn’t feel it was the right time to have that conversation.”
Sean was technically a virgin, but he became celibate again at the age of 24 until he was married to the winner of his season Catherine Giudici. The couple is now married with two kids, Samuel, 2, and Isaiah, 3 months.
Heather is a contestant on Colton’s season of The Bachelor and not only is she a virgin she’s also never been kissed. Let’s see if Colton becomes her first kiss!