In an interview on the web series Lady Parts With Sarah Hyland, the reality star said she was petrified after her mum and dad, the late Robert Kardashian, sat her down and explained sex to her before she went on birth control at aged 14 or 15.
“I think I had it easier ’cause of Kourtney and Kim,” Khloé recalled, referring to her eldest sister. “When you’re the third child, they’ve already heard it all and I think the shock of their daughters having sex before marriage has already gone out the window.”
So when it was time to explain sex to Khloé, they did it in a very practical way: with “visuals”.
“I was so afraid of getting pregnant,” she said. “My parents scared the s— out of me and would show me like, ‘This is herpes.’ And would show me photos.”
The 36-year-old said she was forced to “look at all these visuals” and it put her off sex as she thought, “If I had sex, this is what was gonna happen to me. And so I was so afraid.”
But the talk was necessary and helped her feel “a lot safer”, Khloé said, as she did not want to fall pregnant.
“I didn’t want to be a teen mum. I didn’t want to get pregnant before I was ready to really get pregnant and understand those responsibilities fully,” she said.
Khloé is now mum to two-year-old daughter True Thompson, who she shares with NBA star Tristan Thompson. The couple have dated on and off since 2016 and are currently looking to extend their family via surrogacy, but it hasn’t been easy.
“We realised that my eggs aren’t strong enough to be frozen. They should be mixed immediately with sperm to make embryos. So I actually have made embryos,” Khloé told host Sarah Hyland.
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“And then, you know, with COVID, finding this whole fertility process, if you do need assistance infertility, it’s much more challenging during COVID. They say, ‘If you wanna make God laugh, tell him your plans.’
“So the one time I’m actually really trying to plan, God is saying, ‘Uh uh, you can’t make your plans like this!'”
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