Ian Somerhalder Says He Lost His Virginity at 13 After Spying on His Brother Having Sex

Ian Somerhalder
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'I pinched the blinds down so I’d have a clear view.'

Ian Somerhalder is opening up about his sexual awakening.

During a recent appearance on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM show, Radio Andy, the 40-year-old actor revealed when he lost his virginity -- and how he knew what to do the first time.

"[I was] 13. It was fun," Somerhalder said of having sex for the first time, adding that the girl he slept with was 16. "When you’re 13 and you’re a boy, you know, or a girl, but boys are pretty on it."  

As for the act itself, Somerhalder said he was prepared thanks to his older brother, Robert, who is seven years his senior.

"He taught me a lot. And he was quite a Casanova," Somerhalder recalled. "... He used to have girls in his bedroom all the time and what I did was, I went into the bottom corner of his window and I pinched the Venetian blinds -- I pinched the blinds down so I’d have a clear view -- and then when he'd have girls over... I’d go outside and I would watch and I learned a lot."

"We do what we had to do. This was the live action organic version [of internet porn]," he continued. "Now kids are watching all this s**t on the internet and it's destroying society."

In addition to the popularity of internet porn, Somerhalder admitted that his own life experiences make being a dad to his 2-year-old daughter, Bodhi -- who he shares with wife Nikki Reed -- "scary... because you know all this s**t."

"You look like at these little dudes [angrily]," he said. "Well, it's so vastly unfair. All my friends who are guys who have sons are like, 'Yeah, you’re going to get a date, you're gonna do this,' while all the dads with daughters are like, 'I will kill these little bastards.' It’s so vastly unfair."

Aside from his personal life, Somerhalder -- who is busy promoting his new Netflix show, V-Wars -- also discussed his career, specifically by commenting on the series finale of The Vampire Diaries, which aired back in 2017. The CW drama concluded with Stefan (Paul Wesley) sacrificing himself, thus allowing his brother, Damon (Somerhalder), to have a life with Elena (Nina Dobrev), and saving the town, Mystic Falls, from being consumed in hell fire. 

Though Somerhalder was generally happy with the way the show concluded, he echoed Wesley's comments from earlier this week insisting that both Stefan and Damon should've perished in the finale.

"I feel and Paul feels and we all felt that the boys should've died. They were bad! They shouldn't have been allowed to live," Somerhalder said. "And the other thing is too about it is that it would've gone back to just being a human story."

Somerhalder also described the potential ending both he and Wesley pitched to the producers "like 150 times." 

"Kind of joking but kind of not, Paul and I wanted to [have] the boys go down to the Caribbean somewhere and it's time for them to sort of die. And we sit there all night reminiscing about life, drinking some, like, 60 year old bottle of some Barbados rum, and, as the sun comes up, we take off our rings and throw them into the sea, and then boom. That's it," he said of the rings that protected the vampires from the sun on the show. "... Paul went a littler farther in that we should be in Speedos, sitting on the beach, and then boom we disappear. And then the shot you see is just the Speedos washing into the water. But it was really special."

"They wanted it to end with the love story," Somerhalder added of why the producers rejected his and Wesley's pitch. "It ultimately ended up with the love story of the brothers, but that's what Paul and I wanted. "

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