Apparently the quickest way to rid oneself of that pesky boy band mystique is to sing about masturbation. At least that’s the path Harry Styles decided to take on “From the Dining Table,” the closing track on his self-titled solo debut, which dropped on Friday.

You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes—or even Nancy Drew for that matter—to decode what Styles means when he sings “Woke up alone in this hotel room/Played with myself/Where were you?” If a visual of Styles flogging the dolphin alone in the presidential suite at the St. Regis immediately comes to mind, you’re not alone.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Styles was presented with the interpretation that his lyric is a “pretty raw line about masturbation.”

Styles wasn’t ready to admit that the line is in fact about self-love. “Is it? Is it?” he asked before giving his own critical reading. “With that one, I think it’s up to everyone’s interpretation, which is obviously an incredibly diplomatic answer,” he said. “The line in particular, in context of the verse, paints the picture of the feeling that I was going at. It’s much more powerful when not taken simply as what it is.”

Styles is no neophyte. He wrote that line knowing full well what the reaction would be and his answer was canned from the start. He even acknowledged his stealth maneuvering by asking the interviewer if the answer was sufficient. “I think it was all right!” he said. “I think we danced around that O.K.”

You know what, Harry? If you want to sing about masturbation, go for it. After all, women have been doing it for years. In 2015, teen queen Hailee Steinfeld became a bona fide pop sensation on the strength of her self-love anthem her self-love anthem “Love Myself”. Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé did it a year earlier on their joint heater “Feelin’ Myself”. Female masturbation is too often stigmatized in a patriarchal society that has a problem with women being sexually liberated. Singing about it openly takes an axe to that.

While Styles’ take doesn’t move the needle on quite the same level, anytime an essential part of human sexuality gets some love from the mainstream a bunny gets her ears.

Listen to the song below.