The Bachelorette Mike Planeta is saving himself for marriage, but he still struggles just like the rest of us.
“I am not some perfect little, like, you know, golden boy. Dude, I am a very flawed human being. Like, I am extremely flawed,” Planeta, said on an episode of the “Talking It Out” podcast while discussing his decision to abstain from sex until marriage.
“And I’ve said this, I’ve talked with ‘Bachelorette’ Katie Thurston about this. I’m very open about this. I may not have had, like, sex, sex, but I’ve slipped up and I’ve had oral sex,” he shared with hosts Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo.
The gym owner credits his faith with providing him the discipline necessary to “take a step back” and assess how a sexual relationship would affect both himself and a potential partner.
“Sex is a bonding thing,” he said. “It’s a connection thing. Like, it can mask a lot of issues if you’re not communicating and talking about a lot of these things.
“I just want to make it perfectly clear how, like, naturally selfish of a human I am outside of my faith,” he added. “And that’s why I cling so hard to it.”
First appeared in PageSix