Kandi Burruss Says Sex Is a Taboo Topic in Black Community

"It is very hush-hush to talk about sex," she says.

Posted: 06/22/2012 02:19 PM EDT
Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss recently appeared on Bethenny Frankel's talk show to promote her new line of sex toys and ended up talking about how she started speaking for Black women who wanted to be as sexually liberated as the RHOA star.

"Well the crazy thing is I didn’t try to make it a race issue," Burruss said. "I think because I’m Black, obviously, I had a lot of people come up to me and say, 'Did you realize you’re the face of Black women being more liberated and talking about sex,' and I didn’t realize that until now. In our community, that Black community, it is very hush-hush to talk about sex. Everything is hush-hush, like you can’t talk about that."

Burruss also discussed the idea that Black men are typically uncomfortable with their woman incorporating toys and gadgets into their sex lives.

"Black men a lot of times are not down with that at all because it’s this whole thing of 'Black men are supposed to be swinging,' which a lot of them are not! But they feel like, 'You don’t need that, I'm handling things around here.' A lot of times men are pretty much guaranteed to get the "AHHHHH" moment. We don’t always get the "AHHHHH" moment every single time. So if we don’t get that every single time, why can’t we get a little bit of extra…?"

Do you agree with her that talking about sex is still taboo within the community today? Do you openly have chats about your love life with your friends? Sound off in the comments!


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