Chris Colfer, who plays gay student Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, has applauded showrunner Ryan Murphy for giving his character a sex life.

In the episode titled The First Time, Colfer's Kurt and his boyfriend Blaine (played by Darren Criss) take their budding romance to the next level.

Standing at Kurt's locker, Blaine asked, “Don't you want to experience everything in life that you can?”

In interviews after the episode aired, Colfer said his character's first time was handled with kid 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.”

In an interview with Gold Derby's Tom O'Neil, Colfer said the series reflects reality.

“There are more heterosexual couples that can show affection freely in schools than gay couples can,” he said. “You have to give Ryan credit. He put two gay boys losing their virginity together on national television – that's unheard of.”

Colfer also discussed how his onscreen relationship helps gay kids accept themselves. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)