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Zachary Quinto: I Would Never Slut-Shame Gays. "I Love Sluts!"

"Have as much sex as you want!"

Are you a slut? If you answered yes to that question, good news: Zachary Quinto loves you!

Some context: Last year, Zachary Quinto ignited a firestorm in an interview with Out Magazine in which he said that there's “a tremendous sense of complacency in the LGBT community” when it comes to HIV and AIDS, which “has lost the edge of horror it possessed when it swept through the world in the ’80s.” He even went as far as to call today's generation lazy.

His stance on PrEP, the anti-HIV medication that keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected, was no less controversial. "We need to be really vigilant and open about the fact that these drugs are not to be taken to increase our ability to have recreational sex,” he said. “There’s an incredible underlying irresponsibility to that way of thinking…and we don’t yet know enough about this vein of medication to see where it’ll take us down the line.”

Many PrEP and non-PrEP users alike were offended by The Slap actor's harsh generalizations, telling the actor to "check his privilege."

Now, in a new interview with Attitude Magazine for its special Red Issue marking World AIDS Day, the actor is again clarifying his stance.

“If people are talking about it and having conversations, that’s awesome. Performing in [Tony Kushner’s] Angels in America made me realize had I been born a few years earlier I would have been in the sweep of that epidemic, there’s no question about it.

So maybe there’s a proximity alert that goes off for me. I’m not trying to say people shouldn’t take PrEP, or that people shouldn’t have sex, or that sex isn’t amazing. It is. I’m just saying we should support each other and be responsible, whatever that means to you.

Have as much sex as you want, and any way you want to have it, as long as you’re accountable to the person you’re engaging with,” he continued. “I don’t think, frankly, that’s a controversial thing to say.

People said something about ‘slut-shaming’. I’m like, ‘Come on please, that’s absurd. I love sluts.’"

You hear that sluts of the world, Zachary Quinto loves each and every one of you.