In an interview with the Daily Beast, Jonathan Groff says he feels comfortable discussing the sexual pursuits of his character on HBO's Looking.

Looking returned for a second season on Sunday.

The openly gay Groff plays Patrick on the series, a young man who has come to San Francisco to find love. Season one ended with Patrick juggling two men: Richie (played by Raul Castillo) and Kevin (Russell Tovey).

In the interview, Groff denied he was “brave” for taking on the show's graphic sex scenes.

“The other night we were at the premiere and they were all like, 'So brave. So brave. So brave. To be an out actor and getting fucked against a tree and doing anal bleaching and all of that stuff,'” he said. “And I was like, OK. It doesn't feel brave to me! I think it's a couple of things. Raul was calling it an occupational hazard, that all of us are really comfortable talking about graphic elements on the show because we experience them on the show and they become comfortable things.”

“So when interviews start talking about ass-eating and stuff, it doesn't feel weird to us because it's just part of the storytelling. But also I think it's just that the younger generation is just more comfortable talking about sex and being gay. That's one of the wonderful things about being youngish in 2015 and being gay. There's not so much of a taboo on all of that stuff. I love it. It's such a part of my life. It's what I talk about with my friends all of the time, so it feels natural to be discussing all of it.”