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Charlie King: 'I'd rather sort myself out than have a Grindr session'

2015-01-31
Charlie King has revealed he's not a fan of gay sex apps, saying he doesn't think gay men take sex seriously enough. Speaking to Attitude in our brand new Naked Issue, the former TOWIE star – who came out as gay during an appearance on This Morning last year (October) – admits he'd rather "sort himself out" than hook up with a stranger. "Sex to me isn't a throwaway thing to do, it's an important, intimate and personal act which should be appreciated  he says. "I don't like the idea of having a quick fuck or a Grindr session. I would personally just rather sort myself out and wait for the right person. "I do think there can be pressure to 'give it up' with gay men. Obviously sex drives and sexual behaviour is different with each individual. Some men are more animal instinct-based whereas some are far more reserved. There isn't a right or wrong way. "When something is pressurised, you shouldn't be made to feel like you have to do it." You can read the full interview with Charlie, and pore over his stunning new naked shoot, in the new issue of Attitude - the Naked Issue - which is available to download to your mobile, iPad or tablet device now, at Pocketmags.com/Attitude. Over 30 guys - including Blue hunk Duncan James, Eastenders’ Davood Ghadami and Apprentice stars James Hill and Sanjay Sood-Smith - have stripped off over almost 100 pages as part of our #getnakedbesafe safe sex campaign, and you can take a peek at what they’ve got in store for you with our exclusive teaser video. We also speak to Newsnight and Dragon’s Den host Evan Davies in his first ever gay press interview, where he discusses the state of British politics ahead of May’s general election and being one of the most prominent gay men on TV. The issue will be out in shops next Wednesday (February 4) and you can also have it delivered directly to your door at newsstand.co.uk.   More stories: Watch: Charlie King thanks fans after coming out as gay  In pics: Charlie King gets caught with his trousers down