After being notoriously private about his personal life for years (the man doesn't even do Instagram Stories!), Harry Styles has opened up about everything to do with his sex life in an intimate chat with Apple Music.
Harry's upcoming album Fine Line has already been shrouded in rumors about his dating life, naturally. Fans are speculating that the album cover has a subtle bisexual message, while the release date coincides with Harry's ex Taylor Swift's birthday, and a new revelation confirmed that one of Harry's new songs even features his ex-girlfriend's (potentially Camille Rowe's) voice. We can't keep up.
Now, speaking to Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Harry has revealed that while he used to feel uncomfortable about his sex symbol status, he's learned to be more open.
Asked about the speculation around his sex life, Harry said, "The thing with sex is it used to feel so much more taboo. Even like when we were in the band [One Direction], the thought of people thinking that I had sex was like, 'Oh no, that's crazy, what if they know?'"
He continued, "Even just coming into this record I wanted to feel a little less guarded with stuff. I wanted to feel a lot freer and more joyful and honest."
From what we've seen so far, it seems like Harry has done just that, with fans calling his new single "Lights Up" a coming-out anthem, and Harry himself revealing to Rolling Stone that Fine Line is all about "having sex and feeling sad."
Referring to the hidden sexual messages in his songs, when asked whether his latest single "Watermelon Sugar" is about "the joys of mutually appreciated oral pleasure," Harry laughed, "Is that what it's about? I don't know."
Zane also asked about whether Fine Line is a "breakup record," particularly referencing the song "Cherry" which fans are suspecting is about model Camille Rowe. Harry said, "I don't like to explain songs, but with this record, it's so much more open. It's like 'but you've told us!' It tells you what it is."
Harry added that he's tried to be "as honest as possible" with the new album, and TBH we can't wait to hear what else he's got to share.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.