AceShowbiz - Brooks Laich wants to learn more about his sexuality. Amid reports that there is trouble in paradise between him and wife Julianne Hough, the pro-ice hockey athlete opened up in a new interview that he doesn't feel "100 percent fully expressed in his true sexuality."
In the Monday, January 20 episode of his "How Men Think" podcast with Gavin DeGraw, the 36-year-old began by stating, "One of my goals this year is to really explore like, learning about sexuality." He went on to share his view, "People think that sexuality is just the act of sex, of just having sex and there's so much more to it."
The NHL star inquired, "Here's a question. This is an honest question for everybody in this room, and every single person listening: Are you fully 100 percent fully expressed in your true sexuality? With your partner? With everything? You could not imagine having a better sex life? Are you truly there? I'm not either. So that's what one of my goals this year is to really dive into. So then we're all essentially, that's a state of suffering."
"We're not 10s of 10s. It doesn't mean you're the best performer," he pointed out further. "It just means, 'Are you fully expressed?' Do you even know who you are sexually? And I truly, to my core, do not. But I'm super excited about that journey to really learn about sexuality and also get better at the performance of it, but also just the understanding of who I am, who my wife is, that sort of dance."
During the chat, Laich also shared with listeners his new approach to life. "Pleasure first is a new concept that I'm trying to explore in my life because it has not been. It's been almost last in the course of my life," he stated after asking what would the quality of his life be if he woke up prioritizing pleasure as the absolute most important thing in his day.
Rumors of marital issues between Laich and Hough have been swirling around for quite a while now. More than two years after their wedding, the former "Dancing with the Stars" pro-dancer had been spotted in several occasion without her wedding ring. She was seen going ringless while co-hosting NBC's New Year's Eve, in a December 24 Instagram video and when leaving a gym in West Hollywood on January 8.