Marilyn Manson: ‘I’m no sexual deviant’

The shock rocker says he is more conservative in the bedroom than his appearance suggests

Marilyn Manson has insisted that he is “not some kind of sexual deviant”.

In an interview with The Observer, the singer admitted that he is more conservative in the bedroom than his decadent appearance suggests. “I’m not some sort of sexual deviant. I think I would laugh nervously in the face of a threesome. I’m shy. I’m the kind of person who turns the lights out,” he said.

Manson, 43, is currently dating American photographer Lindsay Usich, who snapped the cover shot for his latest album ‘Born Villain’. In the same interview, he revealed that he is now considering becoming a father. He confided: “My girlfriend Lindsay’s twin just had a baby and I’ve started to think that maybe I wouldn’t mind passing my demented genius on to some small thing who can set fire and breathe profanity.”

However, the shock rocker also admitted that his romantic relationships will always be troublesome. Manson, whose previous partners have included burlesque star Dita Von Teese and actress Evan Rachel Wood, explained: “I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy. And if you don’t want to be known as Marilyn Manson’s girlfriend, why would you be it?”

Last week (July 5), Manson played a one-off show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton in support of ‘Born Villain’, which was released in May. He will return to the UK for a four-date tour in November. The singer, who has established a successful second career as an actor, has recently been cast as himself in the new season of US TV show Californication.