Rosario Dawson Opens Up About Relationships and Breaking the Cycle of Teen Pregnancy

Rosario Dawson Opens Up About Relationships and Breaking the Cycle of Teen Pregnancy

"I wasn't just going to sit back and be a horny teenager," the actress said.

Published September 5, 2014

Rosario Dawson is currently gracing the latest issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas' Power Issue and the magazine could not have found a hotter model for the cover. In her cover story, the 35-year-old actress talks about the importance of the Latino vote, relationships, and not wanting to fall into the teen pregnancy trap while growing up.

"I was an awkward teenager. I went stag to my prom. I was a virgin until I was 20 years old! My mother was raising five kids on her own, I wasn't just going to sit back and be a horny teenager and continue some cycle of teenage pregnancy—I wanted more opportunities."

Dawson, who's since grown up to be the dream woman for so many men, opened up about what she looks for in relationships and romance.

"For me, it's about forethought," Dawson said. "For my 25th birthday, my then-boyfriend prepared a beautiful bath for me. He put flowers and a bunch of little candles everywhere. He was crazy busy, and he knew I loved a great bath! I remember it was so small but it was so special to me because he thought it through."

"I'm a touch person, I love intimacy… I love men! I love romance. I would love to fall deeply in love with someone, but at the same time it's not my everything," she said.

What is everything is her work with Voto Latino to urge people to learn about their candidates and make sure their voices are heard.

"It's not just about getting out there to vote, it's also about who you vote for," Dawson said. "We need more women of color in politics, because, otherwise, we're not represented. Through our summit series, we're engaging Latinos in community building and networking—it has been absolutely remarkable because we're having students and dreamers from across the nation networking."


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Written by Dorkys Ramos

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