Struggling with Sex Addiction
During a therapy session with Dr. Drew, Jennie opens up the experiences that made her hide behind a promiscuous character. After suffering through a traumatic childhood, Jennie says she lost her virginity at age 12 and began having sex with boys in her middle school.
Watch as Jennie opens up during a therapy session.
"It made me feel powerful over the boys. But, I mean, it totally backfired," she says. "The whole middle school found out that I had a new game to play, and they'd sing songs at lunch. They'd sing, '1, 2, 3, 4, Jennie Ketcham is a whore.'"
Jennie reveals that taking boys' virginity made her feel like a monster.
Since leaving rehab, Jennie says she's left Penny Flame behind. For six months, she's abstained from drinking, pornography and sex. "Rehab really shattered this facade that I've been putting on," she says. "Once those pieces were strewn across the rehab floor, the work that I've done in picking them up and putting them back together has made me feel a lot less like a monster...but there are certainly days."
Before pursuing an intimate relationship with another person, Jennie says she's trying to have one with herself. "I haven't had one up to this point," she says.