She is known as the Good Girl Gone Bad but Rihanna insists that she is not as promiscuous as people may think. While her male peers may be applauded for the notches on their bedpost, the pop superstar has revealed that she doesn't do casual sex and is practically celibate.
RiRi has been romantically linked to stars, including rappers Drake and Travis Scott, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and football player Karim Benzema since her break-up from boyfriend Chris Brown in 2013. But despite the constant speculation surrounding her personal life, the Diamonds singer tells Vanity Fair's November 2015 issue that she is single.
"I haven't been having sex or even really seeing anybody," she says in her cover interview. "I don't want to wake up the next day feeling guilty. I mean I get horny − I'm human, I'm a woman, I want to have sex."
She explains that while it would be easy to acquire a lover, she couldn't deal with feeling hollow after a meaningless liaison. "But what am I going to do − just find the first random cute dude that I think is going to be a great ride for the night and then tomorrow I wake up feeling empty and hollow?"
She adds: "He has a great story and I'm like... what am I doing? I can't do it to myself. I cannot. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. And that saves me."
Elsewhere in the interview, the 27-year-old songstress reflects on her position as a "poster child" for domestic violence. In February 2009, the BBHMM hitmaker was attacked by her then boyfriend Brown after a pre-Grammy awards party in Los Angeles. Although the Loyal singer was sentenced to community service, a probation order and a five-year restraining order after pleading no contest to the assault charges in court later that year, the former couple reconciled briefly four years later.
The Bajan beauty admitted that she decided to give their relationship a second try because she felt that she could change him: "I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn't understand him. Even after... But you know, you realise after a while that in that situation you're the enemy."
She continued: "You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I'm willing to put up with something, they think less of you — because they know you don't deserve what they're going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that's when I finally had to say: 'Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.'"