Kim Kardashian says she's 'conservative' despite 'sexual' persona: 'I’m actually uncomfortable when I talk about sex'

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Kim Kardashian out in Hollywood on Aug. 9. (Photo: Hollywood to You/Star Max/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian out in Hollywood on Aug. 9. (Photo: Hollywood to You/Star Max/GC Images)

Don’t led the nude photo shoots fool you — Kim Kardashian says she’s actually pretty shy when there are no cameras around.

Kardashian chatted with author Bret Easton Ellis for Richardson Magazine and got candid about her perceived sexuality. Despite her “wild, sexual” persona, Kanye West‘s wife revealed, “I’m actually uncomfortable when I talk about sex.” (Ironically, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is nearly naked on the cover accompanying the interview.)

Photo: Richardsonshop.com
Photo: Richardsonshop.com

Kardashian added, “But I’m vain like that. I can go on a set and be fully naked in front of 50 people doing a shoot, but if I’m one-on-one, intimate in bed, I’m, like, shy and insecure. I definitely have two different personalities like that. But I think motherhood has actually made me more confident about being publicly sexy.”

The reality star also discussed her infamous 2007 sex tape compared with Paris Hilton’s three years prior. “Well, I thought that for Paris it was explosive and a super lot of attention for her too, in a positive way,” she reflected. “But once you go through it and you have those conversations with your parents and grandparents and everyone that you’d be really embarrassed about it with, I think you get to a point where you’re like, ‘OK, we’re dealing with this legally, and it’s time to move on.'”

She continued, “Everyone deals with things differently, and I seem to deal with things — whether the sex tape, the robbery, even the death of my dad, who was the most important person in my life — I push to just overcome it. I just don’t have a victim mentality. That’s never been my personality. I’ve always been like, the victor — ‘I can get past this, and this will not define me.'”

The reality star also didn’t let the hate she received while pregnant get her down. Kardashian, 37, gave birth to her and West’s first two children, North, 5, and Saint, 2, and they welcomed their third, Chicago, via surrogate. She said it took months to feel comfortable in her body, post-pregnancy.

“I was somebody who gained 60 or 70 pounds in my pregnancies and felt so unlike myself and so unsexy,” she explained. “Literally, at the end, when you can’t even have sex, I thought, ‘I’m never going to have sex again in my life!’ I just felt so bad about myself in my soul. The internet was making fun of me, comparing me to whales! Shamu and I were in a ‘Who wore it better?’ side by side.”

“I didn’t lose weight that quickly. But I’d say eight months later, I had probably my best body ever,” Kardashian said. “I felt like, ‘I did this. I lost all this weight on my own. I feel better than ever!’ I just put my body through that, and it was so empowering when I did a nude shoot.”

Kardashian’s 119 million Instagram followers see a lot of her empowered pics, although many feign surprise at the NSFW images. Her recent half-naked KKW Beauty photo shoot really riled people up this week.

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“How pathetic that u need to strip your clothes off just to sell a bit of poxy make up,” one person wrote. Others commented “Kimberly…delete this,” and “Not a good look.”

Hey — that’s just her “wild, sexual” personality, people.

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