Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith tells 17-year-old Willow about having an 'addiction' to 'pleasuring herself' at her age
The actress shared with Willow that it was her grandmother who taught her about sex and self-pleasuring and who also told her that that pleasure was from her and not wait for a man
Jada Pinkett Smith has been quite open and forthcoming about her life, her parenting style and is not hesitant to discuss it with her family as well. In her latest episode of Facebook Red Table Talk alongside her daughter, Willow Smith, 17, and mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, 64, The actress chose to tackle intimate details and opened up to her daughter about orgasms and shed light on how parents have started to talk more about such topics over the years. “I think by your age, I gave myself multiples first,” Jada told her daughter and her daughter's friend Telana Lynum during the program.
“Multiple orgasms. I was really into it at one point. Just because I was in an exploration state and I was abstaining from men," she continued. Jada also admitted that she might have been carried away by it. “I actually think I went through kind of an addiction, too, with it. And then one day, I was like, ‘Enough. You’re having five orgasms a day,’" she revealed. Meanwhile, Adrienne reflected on her past and admitted she had a negative experience with sex during early days because of her upbringing.
However, it was not the same for Jada and it was all because of her grandmother. Jada revealed that it was her grandmother who taught her about sex and self-pleasuring. “My grandmother taught me about self-pleasuring because she wanted me to know that that pleasure was from me,” she said. “She didn’t want me to fall into the hands of a man, and if he gave me pleasure, to think that that was him. And she taught me at 9!”
This is not the first time that the family has touched upon some of the personal issues that they have faced. Previously, Willow opened up about being jealous of girls who were curvy. "I, in my own life struggled with, curvier women and curvier girls have always gotten more attention from the boys that I've liked and have ended up dating the boys that I've liked," she said. "That constantly happening and me you know being their friend but not really seeing them look at me in a certain way…then you start to wonder, 'Dang am I just not desirable? Is my body just not what society likes?' So it does just get really hard for a lot of girls."
Willow shared that many of her friends often compliment her for the way she looks but she was never too happy about it. "I hear my friends that are curvy, they are telling me, 'It's so great that you can wear some shorts and a tank top and not feel overexposed or feel like people are looking at you differently.' Everyone wants what they don't have," she added.
At the same time, when asked by one of the fans about why girls are mostly 'mean' to other girls Willow had an honest answer as she said, "Because they wished they had what the other person has" while adding it was all about "envy".