Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has said bisexuality is not an accurate description of her sexuality.

The 45-year-old O'Connor earlier this month released her ninth studio album, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?

In an interview with gay glossy The Advocate, O'Connor, who in 2000 came out lesbian but is currently married to her fourth husband, therapist Barry Herridge, rejected the label bisexual.

“Well, you know, even hearing that, I'm not sure if it's accurate,” O'Connor said. “In my youth, I did some exploring of bisexuality. And perhaps I said things, put labels on things, and put measurements on things that actually you can't put measurements on. I wouldn't put labels of either gay or fucking straight or any other thing. I do believe people often explore their sexuality.”

The singer said she was raised to believe that “sex was a shame.”

“[S]o I was determined I was going to fuck my way beyond that. I was going to explore my sexuality. So there was maybe three occasions where I had sex with women that I fancied.”

“I always believed that whatever kind of sex, as long as it's consensual and no one is getting hurt … is a sacred thing. No matter how filthy or sweet it might be.”

She added that if she were single and “fell in love with a woman” or “fancied a woman” she “wouldn't have any shame about it.”