Out actor Jonathan Groff told dot429.com that all sex scenes – gay or straight – are about chemistry.

The 30-year-old Groff is best known for playing Jesse St. James in the Fox musical-comedy Glee. In HBO's Looking, he played Patrick, a gay man looking for love in San Francisco. HBO canceled the series after two seasons, but a special to tie up loose ends is in the works. In the second season finale, Patrick is torn between staying with boyfriend Kevin (played by out actor Russell Tovey) or pursuing a relationship with Richie (Raul Castillo).

“[D]oing a gay sex scene and doing a straight sex scene – except for the different equipment – is the same,” he said of the graphic sex on Looking. “For me, sex scenes are more about intimacy than they are about sexuality. It's all about the chemistry you have with the other person, whether that person is a man or woman.”

Groff came out in 2009 while participating in the National Equality March in support of LGBT rights.

Before coming out, Groff said that he was so fearful of people discovering his sexuality that he did not write about his boyfriend of three-and-a-half years in his journal.

“But then in Florence I started one day just journaling about him and realized I never had before, and I started wondering, 'What is happening?' I knew in that moment I was going to come out of the closet. I came back home and came out to my family first. And then my friends. Then I broke up with that boyfriend and moved out of the apartment we were sharing as 'roommates,'” he said.

“I don't mind talking about [being gay] over and over, because that is the way acceptance happens. And that's the way you break down those walls. … And for me personally, it feels liberating. I enjoy talking about it because I felt I couldn't talk about it for so long,” he added.