Darren Criss and Chris Colfer going all the way on Tuesday's episode of Glee has been called tame by Colfer, but the star added that he expects controversy.

In the episode, titled The First Time, Criss' Blaine Anderson and Colfer's Kurt Hummel take their budding romance to the next level.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Colfer said his character's first time was handled with kid's gloves by producers.

“It's nothing like what my imagination built it up to be,” Colfer said. “It was much tamer than even I was expecting. My imagination went all over the place. I think everyone is going to walk away from it wishing their first time was like that.”

“The love scene is, with all due respect to the episode and all the people behind it, I think the love scene was all physical. We don't say anything. We kissed and rolled around a bit.”

Subdued or not, Colfer said he expects the episode will spark a backlash from social conservatives who oppose television shows addressing the issue of gay teens having sex.

“I absolutely expect to hear from them,” he said. “But I think it's handled very sweetly and very emotionally … They're expecting this big, raunchy, suggestive, brainwashing storyline when really it's very sweet.”