Andy Grammer saved himself for marriage.
“I actually waited until I was married to have sex,” the singer – who just released his new single “Fresh Eyes” on Monday – revealed on the Wednesday episode of The Talk. “That was not without some porn, unfortunately.”
The “Honey I’m Good” singer’s revelation came about when the daytime show’s cohosts discussed a recent study published by the Archives of Sexual Behavior journal that found younger millennials are more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive in their early 20s as the previous generation.
As The Washington Post reported, the study cited “other reasons for putting off sex, including pressure to succeed, social lives increasingly conducted on-screen, unrealistic expectations of physical perfection encouraged by dating apps and wariness over date rape.”
Grammer and The Talk crew also chimed in with their opinions on how the digital culture and easy access to porn may affect people and relationships.
“I do think that, as a culture, we don’t understand the effects of that. I feel for men right now because it’s never been this easy to do something so destructive to yourself,” Grammer, 32, said. “It makes my heart sad that we don’t quite understand how destructive that is, on a daily basis, that we can be doing to ourselves.”
Grammer and his wife, fellow singer-songwriter Aijia, married in 2012 and recently celebrated their four-year anniversary.
The musician’s new single, “Fresh Eyes,” was inspired by his wife and how he sees their relationship through a different perspective the longer they’ve been together.