The Letter Lena Dunham Wrote to a Sex Columnist
11:21 am, August 23rd | by Colette McIntyre
Celebrities, they are just like us — filled with anxieties and insecurities and dying just a little bit each day! Even in your darkest moments, when you are drunk, alone in your bedroom, listening to “Totale Finsternis,” convinced that you will never be as happy or successful as Bonnie Tyler, there are two universals that you can count on: everybody poops and everyone was once a virgin who couldn’t drive. Lena Dunham certainly was, and she has no shame acknowledging it; in fact, the Girls creator won #tbt yesterday by Instagramming the TWO-PART letter she sent to TimeOut New York sex columnist Jamie Bufalino in 2005.
“#tbt to that time I wrote a letter to Jamie Buffalino [sic], the sexpert in Time Out NY and he ANSWERED. Please note ‘I have a reasonable amount of sexual experience…’ #2005 #virgin,” she explains in the photo’s caption. Below see a nineteen-year-old Dunham ask whether she should preface hypothetical coitus with the admission that she is a virgin, replete with Judy Blume references and use of the phrase “six ways to Sunday.”