Rachel Bilson Reveals Her First Orgasm Came in Her Late 30s
Former "The O.C." star Rachel Bilson, 41, divulged she was in her late 30s before a sexual partner made her orgasm.
During an interview for Bilson's "Broad Ideas" podcast, in an episode that aired March 13, comedian Whitney Cummings told Bilson it wasn't until she was 40 years old, after she quit hormonal birth control, that she experienced her first orgasm during sex.
"I was the same as you, it didn't happen for me until I was 38," Bilson responded. "Isn't that crazy?"
The two surmised it might have had something to do with their hormones or possibly their partners' equipment.
Who did the deed?
The admission sent the internet into a tailspin trying to figure out which celebrity partner gave Bilson her first "big O."
The podcast host reportedly dated "O.C." co-star Adam Brody from 2003 to 2006, "Jumper" co-star Hayden Christensen on and off from 2008 to 2017, and "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader from December 2019 to July 2020.
Given the timeframe and basic math, it seems Hader, the "Barry" star, might have given Bilson her first orgasm.
It all adds up when paired with past comments from her podcast.
On another episode of "Broad Ideas" in 2022, Bilson joked she missed Hader's "big dick" and described the breakup from the SNL alum as "harder than childbirth" because it took place during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
Cummings said orgasms are particularly hard for women to have as a means of evolutionary protection.
"It's so hard to have because the idea is that only the fittest man can give you one," she said. "It's our body's way of making sure we only get impregnated by the most sensitive and the most in shape. It's like a test."
It's no secret an orgasm gap exists among the genders.
In 2023, it's hard to know exactly how many O's are missing in action, but researchers have attempted to gauge the issue.
Single women, according to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, orgasm 63 percent of the time during sex with a familiar partner, whereas single men orgasm 85 percent of the time under similar circumstances.
A 2012 study published in the American Sociological Review found a wider orgasm gap during casual sex, with roughly 40 percent of women and 80 percent of men saying they climaxed during their last sexual encounter.
Not only are orgasms beneficial for a couple's relationship, studies show they provide health benefits as well. Orgasms have been linked to improved cardiovascular health, positive body image and enhanced memory.