Lauren Jauregui is certain she has "learned so much" since coming out as bisexual.
The former Fifth Harmony singer opened up about her sexuality to Billboard in 2016, posting an open letter addressed to Donald Trump supporters ahead of the U.S. Presidential Election in which she stated: "I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it."
Now, as she stars on the cover of Nylon magazine's September issue, Lauren has shared that she's never felt more confident in her own skin.
"I’ve learned so much, even about the gender binary since I came out as bisexual, and I’m sure that I could fall in love with anyone as long as their soul was genuine," the 22-year-old told the publication. "That’s all that really matters to me. I don’t care about the physical. I care about your trauma and sh**, and if you’re projecting that sh** on to me, but that’s really it, because at the end of the day, we’re all just humans and if we’re attracted to each other, we’re just attracted to each other. So I just explore that fluidity all the time."
The Worth It hitmaker, who is currently dating rapper and In Your Phone collaborator Ty Dolla $ign, went on to encourage her fans to explore their sexuality with similar candidness, adding: "Make all the love you want with whoever the f**k you want. Why are you gonna waste your time hating yourself 'cause of who you like or who you wanna f**k? You might not even like them, you might just wanna f**k them, and that's fine."
During the chat, Lauren revealed that the theme of sexuality will be explored in her new music as she crafts tunes for her debut solo album, which comes hot off the heels of successful collaborations with Steve Aoki, Halsey and Marian Hill.
While the majority of her songs don't reference a woman or a man, and simply refer to the listener as 'you', other tracks detail her experiences with both genders.
"I'm gonna talk about whatever it is that I'm going through, so if what I went through, I went through with a girl, you're gonna hear about it from that perspective," she explained. "If what I went through, I did with a man, you're gonna hear it from that perspective, ‘cause I just love souls."