Half Lovato explained that her new song references the Bible verse Matthew 5:30, which she says brings shame self-pleasure.
The former Disney star revealed to the Los Angeles Times that her song “Heaven” on her latest album Holy Fvck is about exploring his sexual agency while struggling against his conservative Christian upbringing.
“It’s actually based on a Bible verse,” she said.
“Matthew 5:30 says, ‘If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off; [for] it is better to lose a part of your body than your whole body in hell. It was a Bible verse I had heard since I was young – too young to know what masturbation was.
“And now I have mine [line of] sex toys. Masturbation can be a form of self-carethere is nothing to be ashamed of at all.
I guess Christians aren’t a fan of Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself” either.
just like Lovato‘s sexuality and spiritual salvation, she also faced a similar “dichotomy” in her career.
While on the surface, the singer-songwriter initially looked like a squeaky clean Disney starlet, Lovato made headlines in 2010 when she pulled out of her nationwide tour with the Jonas Brothers and checked herself into a rehab facility.
Since 29-Age has been open about her addiction to drugs and alcohol, as well as her eating disorder.
She added to the LA Times: “You can’t have light without darkness.
“The dichotomy was really important to me, and I had to bring my anger out of the shadows to heal. I own my dark side, and it doesn’t have to bring me down.
Lovato also told Vogue recently that her latest album felt like a continuation of her truth while wanting to bring “the power back.”
She revealed that Holy Fvck is a departure from her pop star image as she embraces her rock ‘n’ roll roots.
She added, “I’m proud of this work, but it didn’t make me happy. There was always this kind of emptiness that I felt, because I was trying to be someone that I wasn’t.
“Now I identify as non binaryso when I say, ‘Would you like me better if I was still her’, it’s also a reference to people wanting me to stay what they want me to be in their eyes.”