Maroon 5 star Adam Levine has credited his female-dominated upbringing with making him a ladies' man and enabling him to relate to the opposite sex.
The Moves Like Jagger singer admits he has never lacked confidence with women after growing up in a house full of female relatives.
He tells Details magazine, "One of my theories on why I'm so capable of understanding women is that after my parents split, my mom moved in with her brother's ex-wife - my aunt - who was also newly single. So I was living in a house with two jilted women, plus my cousin, who's more like my sister, and my brother, Michael, who we eventually find out is gay. Just the oestrogen alone... You know when you're 14 and terrified to talk to a girl? I didn't suffer much from that. It seemed very natural to me to talk to girls."
And Levine is convinced his bed-hopping behaviour also stems from a deep appreciation for women.
He adds, "There's two kinds of men. There are men who are f**king misogynist pigs, and then there are men who just really love women, who think they're the most amazing people in the world. And that's me. Maybe the reason I was promiscuous, and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much."