Katie Thurston's Sex Positivity Makes Her Such A Relatable Bachelorette
On the first night of filming for Season 25 of The Bachelor, Katie Thurston stepped out of the limo to meet Matt James with a vibrator in hand. Little did she know, that same energy would propel her toward being named the next Bachelorette on the March 15 “After the Final Rose” special alongside fellow contestant Michelle Young. Katie Thurston’s sex positivity makes her so relatable and real, she already feels like everyone’s BFF — and her season hasn’t even aired yet.
In the early days of the pandemic (while everyone else was making whipped coffee), Katie was amassing a TikTok following that is now 277,000-users strong — a following she created by posting funny stories about her life. They weren’t all sexual, but there was definitely a theme to her TikToks: honesty. From stories about one-night stands to rants about masturbation, Katie’s TikToks are perfect friend group text material. Coupled with the fact that she became a fan-favorite on The Bachelor after confronting the bullies in the “house” (which was really just the Nemacolin Resort in Pennsylvania), and it’s clear why Bachelor Nation fell in love with her: No matter what anyone thinks about Katie, she’s going to do Katie.
But don’t take my word for it. Here are some of her most LOL-worthy TikToks that prove that if her sex positivity is any indication, we’re in for the most fun season of The Bachelorette yet.
She is serious about lube.
Pointing to a clip from Superbad that makes fun of lube, Katie wants you to know there are approximately zero things to be ashamed of if you want to incorporate it into your bedroom routine. "You are not an old dried-up lady if you want to add lube to the bedroom," she says. "You could be a juicy motherf*cker, but that only goes so far when you're changing positions."
She, too, had an awkward first time.
Quarantine has made her just as horny as everyone else.
"Be honest, who's masturbating more than they normally do? I swear, there was a day where I did it three times just because I was bored, and I could," she said. "It's like when you're hungry and you open the fridge throughout the day but the same stuff is in there. It's not any better but you just keep doing it." If that isn't the perfect analogy for quarantine horniness, I don't know what is.
She also thought '365 DNI' was problematic.
Like the rest of the internet, Katie also watched 365 DNI — the controversial film that went viral for its graphic, non-consensual sex scenes in summer 2020. "First of all, let's make sure we know the difference between dominant and being a rapist. There's a pretty fine line there and it's called consent," she said. "I'm not looking for that kind of dominance ... I 'm looking for the guy who goes to work wearing the tie, comes home, takes off the tie, then uses it on me — with consent. And then, maybe he like smacks me a little bit but then is like 'Was that too hard?' and I'm like, 'No do it harder, it's OK.' You know? Like, I want dominant, but like, partnership."
She is not ashamed of her vibrator (but you already knew that).
Unsurprising to anyone who watched the first night of The Bachelor Season 25, Katie is no stranger to sex toys. Clearly she can laugh at herself — like in this TikTok, where she pretends she's giving viewers a review of a really great... face brush. "What I like to do is put my favorite lotion on there right before bed and really rub it in, and it just feels so good," she says. "It's going to help you stay youthful, and I highly recommend it. You can get it on Amazon, guys and girls, and just rub it all over your face." Noted!
Her DMs are... a lot.
She knows the realities of sexting.
Yes, setting up mood lighting and getting comfy in bed is ideal for a sexting sesh. But sometimes you just don't have time for all that. And that's OK!
Awkward one-night stands? She gets it!
In this TikTok, Katie outlined her go-to tip for the morning after a one-night stand when you're trying to book it ASAP. "The next morning when I woke up I was completely naked on top of his bed, like, no covers, nothing, and I'm like, 'Holy sh*t, I need to leave,'" she said. "But it's dark still and I don't know where any of my sh*t is, so if I could give anybody advice on how to properly do a one-night stand, either A: Go back to sleep with your clothes on so you can make an easy escape, or B: Put all your things, including your keys and clothes, in a nice little pile, so you're not stuck crawling on the ground naked like I was." (Put ✍️ things ✍️ in ✍️ pile.)
Three words: Recycled d*ck pics.
LOL at this story about how she saved a d*ck pic and realized it was taken five years ago. Then, in wondering why someone would recycle a d*ck pic, she asked herself: Do penises age? "I'm a little offended that this guy did not send me an exclusive, one-of-a-kind d*ck pic," she said. "Does a penis age? Is this why he's recycling this? Is his d*ck old and wrinkly and gray now? What's happening?"
Where do I sign up to be Katie Thurston's new best friend? Serious suggestions only please, thank you.