Long before he was selected as People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2016, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was struggling to to cultivate the smooth and charming image we all know and envy today. Turns out, The Rock went through an awkward phase just like the rest of us — particularly when it came to romancing the ladies.
During a recent interview with Elle, Johnson discussed losing his virginity, and how the whole situation devolved into a pretty embarrassing liaison.
“Tell me about losing your virginity,” reporter Mickey Rapkin asks (jumping right in to the nitty-gritty). “Would you have done anything differently?”
“Um…I wouldn’t have been so good at it? I mean, where do you go after that,” Johnson laughed. “That’s the A side to the answer. Now the B side to that is — I would not have been in a park. I would have preferred not to have been caught by the cops.”
Yep. Apparently Johnson and his girlfriend at the time decided to get busy in a public park and were interrupted, mid-coitus, by a police officer. Johnson goes on to describe the hilariously cringe-inducing experience — complete with a spotlight.
“We shouldn’t have been in the park in the first place. All of a sudden, a big spotlight came on us. Bang. You hear the cop roll down the window and say, ‘Ma’am, are you okay? Will you come to the car?’ She gets dressed, comes to the car. They say, ‘Are you being attacked?’ She says, ‘No, that’s my boyfriend.’ It was a complete nightmare. Some stories are beautiful, but mine was not.”
After such a ridiculously awkward sexual encounter, it’s somewhat surprising that this guy would go on to become such a renowned sex symbol. But, perhaps it’s just a heartening reminder that horribly embarrassing bedroom stories are mere facets of who we are, and are simply hilarious anecdotes as opposed to commentary on our sexual prowess.
Also, please learn from The Rock’s mistakes and refrain from having sex in public — unless you want a floodlight shining off of your bare ass.