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Rihanna Wants a Man Who’s “Cultured”; Admits Googling “Childbirth”


ABC/Lou RoccoIn a new interview with The New York Times’ T Magazine, Rihanna sits down with filmmaker Miranda July to discuss everything from what turns her on, to what she Googles.  And the latter just might leave you wondering.

While the singer says she’s too busy date these days and has yet to find a guy who isn’t intimidated by her power, she does know exactly what turns her on in a man.

‘‘I’m turned on by guys who are cultured,” she says. “That’ll keep me intrigued. They don’t have to have a single degree, but they should speak other languages or know things about other parts of the world or history or certain artists or musicians. I like to be taught.”

Rihanna also reveals she first learned of sex at a very young age. ‘‘Well, there’s always this human instinct about that, even from a very, very young age,” she says. ‘‘But by like age 11, girls were talking about what they had and hadn’t done. I hadn’t even kissed a boy yet, so it always made me feel insecure, like I was never gonna be good or ready or know what to do — I didn’t even have boobs.’’

Now, Rihanna’s clearly comfortable with her body, as her many naked Instagram photos prove. “There’s no rule about whether you have to be clothed or not,” she says of what makes a great photo. “I want to see a naked woman who isn’t even aware of her nakedness.’’

And as for what she Googles, Rihanna’s been searching “childbirth” lately. ‘‘Childbirth is putting it the not-gross way,” she explains of her Googling habits. “I was searching the size of certain things, and how much they expand, and then what happens after…’’

Not that she’s planning on having kids any time soon — Rihanna says she doesn’t even have enough time to devote to a boyfriend. ‘‘Guys need attention,’’ she explains. ‘‘They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I’ll give it to my family, I’ll give it to my work — but I will not give it to a man right now.’’

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