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Harry Styles Confirms ‘Watermelon Sugar’ is All About the Female Orgasm

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We were all thinking it, but Harry Styles has (finally) officially confirmed it: his smash 2019 single “Watermelon Sugar” is, indeed, about “the female orgasm.”

During a Love on Tour performance in Nashville on Oct. 1, the British star, 27, said, “This song is about… it doesn’t really matter what it’s about. It’s about, uh, the sweetness of life,” before adding, “it’s also about the female orgasm, but that’s totally different. It’s not really relevant.” A fan captured the candid moment on video and uploaded it to YouTube where it soon went viral.

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The “Adore You” singer, who is still going strong with his Don’t Worry Darling director, Olivia Wilde, had previously played coy as to the true meaning of the song — a song that, we need not remind you, includes the following lyrics: “I just want to taste it” and “it’s so wonderful and warm.”

Although the revelation won’t exactly come as a surprise to many of his ardent fans, there are plenty of others who didn’t immediately attach sexual innuendo to the lyrics. If that describes you, you’re not alone: actress Katherine Heigl, who listened to it frequently with her kids, thought the song was literally just about “watermelons and sugar.”

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In past interviews over the last two years, Styles had dodged questions about the lyrics, telling one Nashville radio station that “we had this chorus/melody which was pretty repetitive and a Richard Brautigan book, In Watermelon Sugar, was on the table,” he said, “and I was like, ‘that would sound cool.'”

In another interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the singer jokingly played naive when asked if the single was about “the joys of mutually appreciated oral pleasure.”


“Is that what it’s about?” he replied, coyly. “I don’t know.”

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