The former Bachelorette says "95 percent" of Bachelors and Bachelorettes have sex

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Bachelorettes have to stick together!

Former Bachelorette leading lady Ali Fedotowsky is jumping to Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s defense on her personal blog to counter the negative reaction Bristowe received for scenes of intimacy between her and Nick Viall.

On Monday’s episode, Bristowe and Viall took their date back to her Dublin hotel room, where moans behind closed doors implied pretty clearly what had happened. The next day, Bristowe told ABC news she got caught up in the moment. She also said that her relationship with Viall, a finalist on Andi Dorfman’s season of the show, just moved “a little quicker than the others.”

Unfortunately for Bristowe, some viewers felt it was too quick and were vocal in their judgment.

Enter Fedotowsky, who vied for the heart of Bachelor Jake Pavelka before becoming the Bachelorette in season 6.

“Slut-shaming is NOT COOL! What is wrong with people?!?! I mean really,” she wrote. “It makes me SO angry that there is such a double standard in this world when it comes to men and women having sex.”

She continued, “I can assure you that Kaitlyn is NOT the first person to have sex with someone on the show. In fact, I would argue that 95 percent of the Bachelors and Bachelorette DO have sex on the show.”

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“Sure, Kaitlyn did it before the infamous fantasy suite,” wrote Fedotowsky, “but does that really matter? I’ve heard [ Bachelor creator] Mike Fleiss say that one of the Bachelors had sex with something like 6 of his 25 women!!! I’m not going to say who that Bachelor is, but people didn’t slut shame him. So stop judging Kaitlyn for following her heart annnnnnd her vagina.”

For his part, Viall – who was heavily criticized for questioning Dorfman’s choice to “make love” to him on her season – also defended Bristowe in a series of Tweets posted Monday night. Among other things, he wrote, “Sex is not shameful. Whether we admit it or not, sex is [an] important part of many serious and meaningful relationships.”

Bristowe previously told PEOPLE, “I knew people were going to get mad at me for kissing,” this was at the time the previews were teasing the controversial episode. “I knew there were going to be magazines with crazy headlines. I prepared myself. I definitely have tough skin, but when people are calling you names like a slut, it hurts. It’s been really hard.”

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After Monday’s episode aired, Bristowe told PEOPLE, “People have sex in relationships. It’s okay to talk about these things. I think it’s important to be open and honest.”

Plus, she asked, “If people [have sex] on dates, why is it so wrong to do it when I’m looking for a husband? That’s a decision I made. And I don’t think we should be judging each other for it.”

The Bachelorette airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.