TMI from Cosmo: ‘Fifty Shades’ Actress Likes Whipping During Sex

Rita Ora tells Cosmo she likes being whipped.

Fiction, non-fiction – what’s the difference? Not much, reveals one “Fifty Shades” actress.

For its December issue, Cosmopolitan featured 23-year-old actress Rita Ora on the cover. Ora plays the sister of Christian Grey, a BDSM-practicing billionaire in the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” film. To celebrate, Cosmo hyped “the ultimate cool girl” and highlighted her sex-life – complete with whipping. 

Entertainment editor Patti Greco gushed about Ora, “With a new album and a part in the ballsiest movie of 2015,” she wrote, “the singer/actress finds bliss in her most high-profile relationship yet – with herself.” 

Except for that, the article focused instead on Ora’s past relationships – with men. From the beginning, Greco quoted Ora as saying, “I’m very proud to say that I think about sex.” 

“It’s what everybody thinks about, whether they say it or not,” Ora explained. “For me, sex is a form of getting to know a person – feeling someone’s skin.” 

Whipping included, Greco noted. She again quoted Ora, “I kind of like the feeling of that instant pain, then it goes.” 

Since Ora lost her virginity at 16, “sex is a part of Ora’s bigger romantic picture,” Greco continued. “I’m a sucker for love,” Ora told her. “I’m a fairy-tale love person. Whenever I have a whiff of love, I’m in one hundred percent.” 

The media are in one hundred percent, too – at least for BDSM practices and “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.