Roz Purcell has praised Maura Higgins for her sex positive attitude.
Maura shot to fame on the 2019 series of Love Island, and won praise for her honesty, her attitude towards men and her open mentality towards sex.
Speaking on Angela Scanlon’s Thanks a Million podcast, Roz branded Maura’s attitude as “refreshing”.
She said: “I was like, ‘I want to be her. I want to be her best friend’. I was like, you know what, a woman’s first time on TV who is that sex-positive about female pleasure, and so open, that was very refreshing.”
“I was like, ‘Fair play to her’ and I feel like a lot of Irish people were like, ‘Fair play.’ She just wiped any shame that was around it.”
The Tipperary native joked: “We did all grow up going to Irish Catholic schools where you got pregnant from sitting on the wrong toilet seat so you better be careful.”
Roz also slammed the poor standard of sex education she received in school, revealing she once feared she was pregnant before she ever had sex.
She said: “When I was 16, I had to go get the morning after pill because I got f*****ed and I had heard a story about a girl getting pregnant.”
“This was back in the day when you had to go into the hospital and sit with a doctor and explain it. They all 100% thought I was lying, but the worst part of this whole story is yet to come.”
“I was so freaked out about it the day before. I was at my best friend’s house and I was like, we need to Google it. So she Googled ‘Can you get pregnant from getting f*****ed?’ and her parents saw the search history and they’re doctors and I was banned from coming to the house. They also probably thought I was really stupid.”
“We had this random woman who came in to give us sex ed, like a nun or something,” she recalled.
“Sexual education in schools has gotten so much better. But growing up with that sexual education, it made you hide it, not talk to your parents about it and not understand proper contraception.”