Demi Lovato has filmed their first-ever sex scene.
In an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, the 28-year-old ‘Confident’ singer — who recently came out as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns — revealed they filmed an “awkward” but “hilarious” sex scene on the set of Hungry.
“Had to film a sex scene today,” Lovato said. “My first one! I had a little anxiety going into it but the cast and crew were so professional and easy to work with, it calmed me down immediately.”
“Then, I thought about how proud I am for being able to feel comfortable enough in my skin to do that. I rarely ever showed my arms before.. now I’m in this!!” they added.
The former Disney child star, who has candidly spoken about their struggle with body image and recovering from an eating disorder, said they don’t always have the confidence to post a “sexy” photo.
“I don’t always feel good in my skin, so when I do, AND I feel sexy enough to post – I do just that!” they continued. “It’s important to celebrate the little wins. Yay for this random burst of body confidence and yay for awkward hilarious sex 😂🖤.”
Lovato is currently filming a TV comedy titled Hungry for NBC, alongside Valerie Bertinelli, in which they play a mother-daughter duo.
In May, the singer asked fans to be more mindful when it comes to commenting on people’s weight, noting the negative effect it can have when judging their physical appearance.
“[I don’t know] who needs to hear this but complimenting someone on their weight loss can be as harmful as complimenting someone on their weight gain in regards to talking to someone in recovery from an eating disorder,” Lovato wrote in an Instagram Story. “If you don’t know someone’s history with food, please don’t comment on their body. Because even if your intention is pure, it might leave that person awake at 2am overthinking that statement…”
“I am more than the shell for my soul that is my body, and every day, I fight to remind myself of that, so I’m asking you to please not remind me that that is all people see of me sometimes.”
If you, or someone you know needs support relating to eating disorders, please call The Butterfly Foundation on 1800 33 4673. In an emergency, call 000.