Actress Lena Dunham has revealed she made a celibacy vow when she was just nine years old and pledged to remain a virgin until she graduated high school.
The Girls creator/star, 26, penned a chapter in her new autobiography, Not That Kind of Girl, about losing her virginity, and during a visit to comedienne Ellen DeGeneres' talk show on Monday (20Oct14), Dunham discussed the odd way she made sure she would never break the promise she made to herself.
She explained, "I was nine years old and decided to be celibate until after high school. I wrote out a contract and ate the piece of paper, because I thought that's how you officially sealed contracts.
"I wanted my mom to sign it to make it official, but she was like, 'You just never know what's going to happen. I don't want you to sign a contract you cant keep and then feel guilty about it, so no, I'm not going to sign the contract', which I thought was very enlightened of her."
Dunham continued, "And it turns out I didn't need a contract... I think I thought that it was going to be pretty easy to find a guy who would be interested in divesting in this, but it turned out to be a real wild goose chase.
"And when it finally happened, I was comparing it to (Beverly Hills, 90210 characters) Donna and David, with flower petals and candles. I did not have a Donna and David moment."