Reality star Kim Kardashian might have made a career out of being sexy, sultry and nude, but she says she’s actually shy about the topic of sex.
The entrepreneur graced the cover of Richardson‘s 20th anniversary, Issue A9.
In an extensive interview with author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis, she spoke about her infamous sex tape and life with rapper Kanye West.
She spoke of the comparisons between her sex tape and that of Paris Hilton ‘A Night with Paris’ which went viral in 2004
“Well, I thought that for Paris it was explosive and a super lot of attention for her too, in a positive way. But once you go through it and you have those conversations with your parents and grandparents and everyone that you’d be really embarrassed about it with, I think you get to a point where you’re like, ‘Okay, we’re dealing with this legally, and it’s time to move on.'”
“Everyone deals with things differently, and I seem to deal with things—whether the sex tape, the robbery, even the death of my dad, who was the most important person in my life—I push to just overcome it,” she continued. “I just don’t have a victim mentality. That’s never been my personality. I’ve always been like, the victor—’I can get past this, and this will not define me.'”
The reality star also spoke about motherhood and answered the burning question: can a woman be a mother and a sex goddess at the same time?
“I absolutely think you can,” Kim shared. “I was somebody who gained sixty or seventy pounds in my pregnancies and felt so unlike myself and so unsexy. Literally, at the end, when you can’t even have sex, I thought, ‘I’m never going to have sex again in my life!’ I just felt so bad about myself in my soul. The internet was making fun of me, comparing me to whales! Shamu and I were in a ‘Who wore it better?’-side by side.”
Kim, who is known apart from being an enterprising woman, as someone who isn’t afraid to bare it all, said rather surprisingly that her public persona in terms of sex is wildly different from her private one and that she’s actually a lot more conservative.
“It’s actually funny, at home I’m much more conservative than my public persona is. My public persona is wild, sexual. But I’m actually uncomfortable when I talk about sex, and I’m more conservative when it comes to that,” she shared with Ellis. “But I’m vain like that. I can go on a set and be fully naked in front of fifty people doing a shoot, but if I’m one on one, intimate in bed, I’m like shy and insecure. I definitely have two different personalities like that. But I think motherhood has actually made me more confident about being publicly sexy.”