'The Bachelor's Teddi Wright explains why she's waiting to have sex and how she's different from other virgins
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/10/2022
The Bachelor bachelorette Teddi Wright has opened up about her decision to be a virgin and why she considers herself "different" from other people who are virgins.
Teddi, a 25-year-old surgical unit nurse from Highland, CA, explained why she's waiting to have sex and how long she plans to wait during a Thursday appearance on the "Click Bait with Bachelor Nation" podcast co-hosted by Joe Amabile, Tia Booth and Natasha Parker.
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Teddi said she questioned herself, "Am I actually doing this because I feel like it's bettering myself or am I doing it because there's a lot of shame associated with women having sex and it changing the identity of the person?"
"And I felt like for me," Teddi explained, "it was connected more to not wanting it to be taken away from my identity. And that's just not a good enough reason for me."
Also, Teddi revealed she is "a sexual person," even though she hasn't had sex yet.
"I think that women should be [sexual] and they should be okay and happy and proud of that. So, yeah, I changed [my mindset] to, 'I waited this long, I want to wait until I'm in love.'"
Natasha gathered that Teddi seems to be waiting for a "real" and "mature" love, and Teddi nodded her head in agreement.
When Teddi introduced herself on The Bachelorpremiere, which aired on January 3, she explained to viewers how she wants to be in love when she has sex for the first time.
Teddi also warned her family members that if Clayton ended up inviting her into an overnight Fantasy-Suite date, she would take advantage of that intimate off-screen time.
"I think Clayton could be my person. He checks off all the boxes that I feel like I have... When I look at him, I'll know if he's The One," Teddi told the cameras.
Not only did Teddi receive the first rose of Clayton's season on Night 1, but she also snagged the first kiss. Clayton said that meeting Teddi stopped him in his tracks and left him speechless.
"Teddi, you make me feel some type of way!" Clayton gushed.
Once Clayton gave Teddi a rose and she kissed him for the second time, Clayton said he felt like he was on Cloud 9, "or Cloud 10," if a person can get there.
"I felt that spark right away and it's wild," Clayton confirmed of the pair's connection, later adding, "Kissing Teddi, I feel complete... It just feels right. I don't know. I'm going to be thinking about that kiss for a while!"
Teddi is one of 22 women remaining heading into The Bachelor's second episode airing on Monday, January 10 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.