Yvonne Orji — Who's Saving Herself for Marriage – Jokes People Should 'Pray for' Her Future Husband

"There's a lot of pent-up energy," the 'Insecure' star teased as she discussed her desire to remain a virgin until marriage

<p>Dominik Bindl/Getty</p> Yvonne Orji attends the 2023 Urbanworld Film Festival on Nov. 3, 2023 in New York City.

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Yvonne Orji attends the 2023 Urbanworld Film Festival on Nov. 3, 2023 in New York City.

Yvonne Orji is still saving herself for marriage, but she has a warning for her future partner.

When Chelsea Handler asked the Insecure star about her commitment to remain a virgin during an appearance on her Dear Chelsea podcast, Orji, 39, confirmed she was sticking true to her word and waiting for the right person to come along.

"I am," she said as Handler, 48, responed, "Oh my God, I love this, this is the most original guest we've ever had on.  And what are you, 39? Oh my God. That dam is going to break one day, baby."

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FilmMagic/FilmMagic for HBO Yvonne Orji

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"People were like, 'Oh Yvonne,’” Orji laughed, noting that her future husband will need to brace himself once she releases her inhibitions. “Pray for him, whoever he is, there's a lot of pent-up energy up in here with me."

Claiming that she’ll reach her “sexual peak when you start having sex,” Handler suggested she’ll “need a couple of men” to satisfy her desires.

"Yvonne went from being a virgin to polyamory," Orji said, bursting into laughter.

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Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Yvonne Orji

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The A Black Lady Sketch Show alum hasn’t been shy to open up about the intimate details of her personal life. Speaking to PEOPLE in 2017, she revealed that she was a dedicated Christian who plans on remaining a virgin until marriage.

“I’m open, because why not?” she said of why she shares the private details of her sex life. “I’m grounded in who I am.”

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She added, “Before any of [the fame] happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, when I make it, how do you want me to represent you while I’m here? It was like, okay, I know why I’m here. It’s to make you proud.”

Orji acknowledged that many people will be curious about her commitment, and stated that she was always more than willing to explain to anyone who inquires.

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“People ask about it because they’re curious, or they may not understand,” she said. “How will they ever get understand if I don’t talk about it? I can inform your curiosity, as opposed to everyone being in the dark and just sort of creating their own narrative about it."

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