“Pretty Little Liars” and “Roswell: New Mexico” star Tyler Blackburn revealed he’s dating an “amazing guy” in a new interview with Playboy.
Blackburn, 33, came out as bisexual in April. He opened up that he struggles with the stereotypes surrounding bisexuality.
“Once I decided to date men, I was like, Please just let me be gay and be okay with that, because it would be a lot fucking easier. At times, bisexuality feels like a big gray zone. I’ve had to check myself and say, I know how I felt when I was in love with women and when I slept with women. That was true and real. Don’t discredit that, because you’re feeding into what other people think about bisexuality,” Blackburn says.
Blackburn says he’s been interested in men since he was a teenager but didn’t start dating men until he was 26.
“I had to really be patient with myself—and more so with men,” Blackburn says. “Certain things are much easier with women, just anatomically, and there’s a freedom in that.”
Now, Blackburn says he is dating an “amazing guy.”
He also explained that he’s come to better understand his sexuality with age.
“As I got older, I realized good sex is when you really have something between the two of you. It’s not just a body. The more I’ve realized that, the more able I am to be settled in my sexuality. I’m freer in my sexuality now. I’m very sexual; it’s a beautiful aspect of life.”
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Thank you @playboy for including me in your Gender and Sexuality issue, on newsstands June 18th. Having a platform to talk so freely about very personal topics is cathartic and I appreciate feeling safe to discuss sexuality and the on going journey I’m on in owning my identity. Also thank you to every one who is mentioned in this article, who has supported me and helped me in many ways on this road- I hold you close to my heart. ❤️