Harry Styles may be a true sex symbol, but he wasn’t always comfortable with that part of himself.
In a new interview with Better homes and gardensthe 28-year-old candidly opened up about how he’s been working through intimacy-related issues recently.
“For a long time, I felt like the only thing that belonged to me was my sex life,” he shared in the profile posted on April 26. “I was so ashamed about it, ashamed that people even knew I had sex, let alone who.”
the A direction alum explained that as a member of a boy band, he felt pressure to present the perfect idol image, where it was okay to be flirtatious, but not overtly sexual.
“Back then, there was still kissing and telling stuff. Knowing who I could trust was stressful,” he recalled. “But I think I got to a place where I was like, why am I ashamed? I’m a 26-year-old male who’s single; it’s like, yeah, I’m having sex.”