Taylor Swift wants to make sure no one pictures her naked

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Taylor Swift strikes me as one smart cookie. Unlike other young female pop stars, she won’t answer the whole ridiculous “will you remain a virgin” question. I have no idea why reporters even feel it’s appropriate to ask something so insanely personal. But I guess ever since Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson made a big deal out of it ten years ago, it’s become the question de rigueur.

Swift is intelligent enough to know that answering the question at all will inevitably cause her problems, and lead people to focus on her sex life and relationships instead of her music. And picture her naked – which she makes clear she wants to avoid.

Taylor Swift: 19 going on 16? The country music star might have performed at the Grammys and dated a Jonas brother, but she still asserts that she’s leading a pretty sheltered life. In the March issue of Rolling Stone, Swift says she’s never had a cigarette or a drop of alcohol and still lives with her parents — in her childhood bedroom.

As for sex? Don’t even ask.

“I feel like whatever you say about whether you do or don’t, it makes people picture you naked,” she says. “And as much as possible, I’m going to avoid that. It’s self-preservation, really.”

At the same time, Swift won’t say if she’s sharing in her Disney pals’ pledge to abstain from sex until marriage.

Although the single star has written a song about her breakup with Joe Jonas on her current album, the singer-songwriter hasn’t had too many of her own relationships to reference in her music.

“I love love,” says Swift, who writes half of such songs about her friends’ encounters instead of her own. “I love studying it and watching it. I love thinking about how we treat each other, and the crazy way that one person can feel one thing and another can feel totally different.”

[From Us Weekly]

Losing your virginity is such a personal issue. Obviously a lot of young celebrities make it a focus of conversation with their abstinence pledges, but I think Swift is smart to keep that private. And honestly… who really buys the virginity thing from those pop stars? I’m not saying they don’t mean it now, but they’re all so young. I doubt they’ll mean it in two years. And it puts an intense scrutiny on their private lives – and there’s already enough of that. Swift is smart to keep a few personal things personal.

Here’s Taylor Swift at the 2009 BRIT Awards in London last night. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Annie says:

    It sickens me that people even ask that question.

    But I hate to break it to Taylor, I believe there are guys already picturing her naked. As the BF puts it, she’s one neglected parent away from a porn star.

  2. Jenna says:

    There will be some scandal coming out sooner or later then. Reading that made me feel like she actually does want people to do that. Lame attempt at gossip? Probably.

  3. javelin says:

    Self-preservation is so important, I’m glad she’s opting for longevity rather than notoriety.

  4. sissoucat says:

    A male’s or a female’s status concerning virginity is absolutely private. It’s not an interviewer’s topic !

    Besides, I hope the “abstinence only” programs will end with the Bush years. Can’t believe that young Americans – citizens of a country with so many advanced educational facilities – receive a sex education limited by bigotry.

  5. UrbanRube says:

    Just want to throw out there that my daughter got to meet her twice backstage due to my husband’s line of work. Each time Taylor was extremely sweet to her. She’s a good kid.

  6. yasmin says:

    Hmm there is something about her that I cannot like. I’m not quite sure what it is exactly, but its SOMETHING!

    And yuh… Taylor, no matter what you do or say, people have probably already pictured you naked! You cannot control that. I think its inappropriate to ask that question though, especially to teenagers, its kinda dirty.

  7. Annie says:

    Oh, let me clarify, I adore Taylor Swift and I even wanna go to her concert, ROFL.

    But still, people already imagine her naked. It’s kind of what comes with the territory of being adored by so many males.

  8. me says:

    taylor is the best celeb out there. no question about it. i love everything about her!

  9. I Choose Me says:

    Pretty girl. Never heard about her till that whole brouhaha about one of the Jonas twerps breaking up with her. Smart of her to keep the sex stuff private but what’s with the Paris Hilton pose in pics 3 & 6?

  10. Diva says:

    Taylor Swift is the exception, I truly believe that. She was writing professionally when she was 14, she’s an incredibly smart and talented girl. I think if you don’t like her but don’t know why it’s because there’s nothing there to bitch about!

  11. eternalcanadian says:

    lol @ taylor thinking people don’t picture her naked. hello, are you living under a rock, sweetie? 😛

    i think it is quite rude to ask anyone whether they are a virgin. only the person they have sex with for the first time and their doctor should know.

    blame it on all those silly celebrities that went around preaching they are virgins and wearing purity rings. we all know what happened with britney spears, although i think jessica simpson was a virgin when she married nick lachey, but she sure isn’t preaching re-virginity these days, lol. 😛

  12. Lisa says:

    Who the hell is Taylor Swift?

  13. Mindy says:

    All I know is her music, I don’t think it’s the matter.

  14. josh-ann says:

    taylor swift is innocent!!!!!

  15. josh-ann says:

    taylor swift is is the one who i admire,and she is innocent she’s not antichrist or something…… I LOVE YOU TAYLOR SWIFT AND I EVEN WANNA GO TO HER CONCERT TOO…….