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    Joe Jonas Defends Revealing When He Lost His Virginity and His Past Drug Use in New York Magazine Essay

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    Joe Jonas' revealing tell-all essay stirred some mixed reactions, but none of that mattered to the former boy band member.

    The Jonas Brothers singer defended his candid work during a recent interview on Radio.com, saying, "I've heard quite a few positive reactions and a couple negative. But for me, it's fine. I wrote this for myself."

    Fair enough.

    In case you forgot, Joe raised some eyebrows with his written piece, where he revealed that he'd smoked marijuana with ex-girlfriend Demi Lovato and pal Miley Cyrus, and also shared that his promise-ring has come off.

    MORE: 9 biggest revelations from Joe Jonas' New York essay

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    "I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20. I'm glad I waited for the right person, because you look back and you go, ‘That girl was bats--t crazy. I'm glad I didn't go ther,.'" he wrote.

    Jonas also revealed that he "smoked weed" for the "first time" with Cyrus and Lovato. He claimed they peer pressured him into getting high. "I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying, ‘Try it! Try it!' so I gave it a shot, and it was all right," he recalled. "I don't even smoke weed that often anymore."

    "It was just something that is my story and my life and nothing that I necessarily felt like I could talk about before and it felt like the right timing and I just decided I would tell it all," he told E! News at a launch party for the latest issue of Nylon.

    "There's this perception of a celebrity or if you do music that you have to be this person that's untouchable and I don't want to be that person. I'd rather be somebody who can be open and honest and people can get to know me and relate in some way, hopefully."

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