Ben is back!!!
Our favorite contestant (other than Shawn B., of course) from Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s season of The Bachelorette is returning next week as America’s highly-esteemed Bachelor — and we couldn’t be more excited!
Before he kicks off his journey on the ABC show, the 26-year-old heartthrob is thanking Bristowe for calling him out about his sexual history on national TV.
When the Canada-native asked the software accounts manager if he was a virgin, he admits to People he was a little shocked:
“Thanks Kaitlyn! It’s not something you expect to be brought up. I don’t think it was something my grandma or my mom didn’t expect or were shocked by, but it was weird! I have to thank Kaitlyn for taking the opportunity to ask me that on national television. So now my grandma knows for certain!”
You had to assume that would happen when you go on a dating show!
Higgins does admit those conversations are very important to have with a significant other:
“I don’t think many topics should be taboo, especially sex. Those conversations should exist in a relationship, especially when it comes to your expectations, limits and boundaries I want to make sure I keep those communications between us. There are some conversations that only need to happen between the two people involved in a relationship!”
Right, between two people and ALL of America!
Oh… and in case you were wondering (don’t act like you weren’t), he’s not a virgin. Guess we should be thanking Kaitlyn!
[Image via Instagram.]