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Mario Lopez lost his virginity when he was 12

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I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that kids are having sex earlier and earlier. However, this isn’t a new trend, apparently. It turns out Mario Lopez, who was born in 1973, ended up losing his virginity at the age of 12. He thinks it has to do with the fact that he grew up in the hood, and he wrote about the experience in detail in his new memoir, Just Between Us.

From The Huffington Post:

In a conversation with HuffPost Live on Monday, the former “Saved By The Bell” star opened up further about the experience, remarking that he “can’t believe” he was “that stupid.”

“I didn’t know what I was doing,” he said. “It shouldn’t even count. But I [ultimately] figured it out and I didn’t even enjoy it because I didn’t know what I was doing … I can’t believe I was that foolish.”

Lopez, who currently works as a correspondent for “Extra,” credits losing his virginity so young to having grown up in an “inner city.”

“Everybody grows up quick in the hood,” he explained. “Everybody starts things a lot younger than they probably need to,”

And while he’s nervous for his kids to ultimately read about his past sex life, he doesn’t fear that they’ll start as young as he did.

“They don’t have the same environment [as I did],” he said. “[They’re] very blessed.”

Apparently sex used to be AC Slater’s drug of choice and he was almost a teen dad, but the girl got an abortion, so he was spared (not my words – his!).

Anyhow, there you have it. Mario Lopez was a total stud even in his pre-teen years.

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  • I grew up in a hood too and he’s right you grow up fast there to survive basically . But back then too all the parents looked out for every kid which doesn’t happen anymore so it may be worse now.

  • That’s statutory rape, we all know that, right? That’s not losing your virginity. That’s rape. At 12 you can’t consent. And yeah we don’t know the age of the other party but even if they were the same age it still is considered statutory rape as far as I know.