Jazz Jennings underwent gender confirmation surgery in June 2018.

By Natalie Stone
February 20, 2019
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Jazz Jennings is getting honest about her romantic desires.

On Tuesday evening’s episode of I Am Jazz, the 18-year-old reality star goes on a date with her boyfriend Ahmir, who she admits “isn’t the textbook definition of who I expected I would go out with” in PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek of the episode.

Still, “there’s something about him that I’m drawn to and I feel like there are so much to him and I’m only scratching the surface,” Jennings explains during a confessional.

During their outing, Ahmir asks Jennings what she focuses on in a relationship.

Jazz Jennings on her date with Ahmir

“Since I’m super open, I look for someone else who’s open. You’re honest, and I really respect your honesty,” she tells Ahmir. “But also, you’re not as open with me, but you’ll get there with me.”

Though Ahmir admits that “it’s going to take time,” he is positive about their future together. “I think we’re building a friendship and a relationship at the same time,” he says, “but it’s going to take time.”

Ahmir has already taken a big step in any relationship: meeting the family.

“So you’ve met my family, you like them,”Jennings says.

“I do. I like your family a lot,” Ahmir replies.

Although they’re having a serious relationship talk, Jennings isn’t afraid to crack the ice a bit.

During their conversation, Jennings notices that Ahmir’s eyes are gazing downward toward her chest.

“Does my cleavage look good?” she asks a blushing Ahmir. “You’re looking at my eyes, but then your eyes are like,” she says, emulating his facial expression.

Jazz Jennings / Courtesy TLC

She then takes their chat to an even more personal level. “I hope I like sex,” she says, which causes Ahmir to giggle.

Her concerns about her intimate life, though, are valid.

“Everyone likes it, but what if I don’t because of how effed up my whole vagina is?” asks Jennings, who underwent gender confirmation surgery in June 2018.

“Well, we gotta try it first, right?” she says flirtatiously as the brings her fork to her mouth.

Jazz Jennings / Courtesy TLC

In a recent episode of the TLC reality series, Jennings discussed her new boyfriend with her parents ahead of his visit to their home.

“Jazz is really into this guy — I’ve never seen her actually like a boy,” her mom Jeanette Jennings admitted. “And I know she’s feeling better about herself — she feels whole now and I think that’s what made it so easy for her to accept somebody into her life. But this is different than [our] other three kids because number one, she’s transgender. Number two, she just had the surgery and number three, [he’s] a stranger. So you know, as parents, you just are protective of that. Any parent would be. Plus, she’s never had a boyfriend in a sexual way so this is new territory for us.”

Family patriarch Greg Jennings then laid down some ground rules for Ahmir’s visit, including no sleeping over and no locking the door, much to his daughter’s disappointment.

“Even though I have a low libido and I don’t have those desires all the time, I want to still be able to explore sexual things,” she told her parents. “If I try it and I like it, then maybe that will create desire within me, you know?”

I Am Jazz airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on TLC.

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