Bristol Palin: Levi "stole" my virginity but it wasn't rape

Bristol Palin attends the Candie's Foundation 2011 event to prevent benefit gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 3, 2011 in New York City. Andy Kropa/Getty Images

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Bristol Palin attends the Candie's Foundation 2011 event on May 3, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS) - One of the revelations coming out of Bristol Palin's just released memoir, "Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far," is her claim that former fiance Levi Johnston "stole" her virginity on a camping trip while she was drunk on wine coolers.

While the passage raised a few eyebrows for its suggestion to date rape, the 20-year-old says her choice of words does not allege sexual assault.

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"That's what it felt like. I'm not accusing Levi of date rape or rape at all," Palin said on "Good Morning America" Monday. "But I'm just looking back with the adult eyes I now have and just thinking, 'That was a foolish decision.'"

"I should have never been underage drinking and I should have never gotten myself into a situation like that," she adds.

With her book, Palin, now a mother to two-year-old Tripp, says she hopes young women will learn from the" foolish decisions" she's made and say, "Ok. I shouldn't do that. I should avoid that."

Watch her on "GMA" below:

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