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Janelle Monae wishes her mom had bought her a vibrator at a young age

Janelle Monae wishes her mom had bought her a vibrator at a young age

Janelle Monae

American singer and actress Janelle Monae has candidly opened up on sexuality and sexual pleasure.

Coming out to her family

The pansexual artist, who came out publicly in 2018, is from a very religious family.

‘The majority of [my family] grew up Baptist, and the sermons would all be around how if you are a homosexual or if you’re gay and you don’t repent and live a hetero-normative life and get married, well… hell is your final destination,’ she told InStyle.

She then added: ‘I talked to my mom and dad first, and my mom, in particular, had a lot of questions. I said, “Mama, the only way that I can create art is to truthfully tell my story. It has to come from an honest place, and this is who I honestly am. I don’t know any other way. I have to talk about my sexuality… my blackness… my womanness. This is who I am as a person.”’

Janelle Monae on masturbation

Janelle Monae’s latest album Dirty Computer, in fact, explores her own queerness and blackness in an unprecedented way.

The singer has been rumored to date actresses Tessa Thompson and Lupita Nyong’o.

Monae has never confirmed said rumors. She is so private about her personal life as she is outspoken about sexual pleasure.

When asked what brings her pleasure, Monae simply replied, ‘Masturbation’.

She also added that she wishes her mom would have bought her a vibrator when she was younger.

‘I have been in situations where, as a young girl, you have compromised your morals and your values and you feel used,’ she said.

‘And I’m like, if my mother had let me have a vibrator at a young age to be in touch with my body more, I could have saved myself from so many poor decisions.’

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