Katy Perry Talks Russell Brand and John Mayer, Her Longest Sexual Dry Spell

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In her latest interview with Cosmopolitan, in which she covers of all 62 international editions of the magazine, Katy Perry is spilling the beans on her love life and luck with men. According to the “Roar” singer, it’s sometimes not very pretty.

“I guess I happen to be attracted to high-frequency men,” she tells interviewer Chelsea Handler.

“I carry a lot of rose quartz, which attracts the male,” Perry continues, referring to carrying crystals around for their energy. “Maybe I need to calm it down with the amethyst.”

“I’m not like Professor Higgins with my sex life,” she says, noting that the longest time she has refrained from sex was “maybe six months or a year.” She adds, “I’m not super strict. For one, the most important thing about sex is connection.”

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Perry, who ended her marriage with comedian Russell Brand in 2012 and relationship with singer John Mayer earlier this year, also explains that she has learned a lot from her failed romances.

Regarding her 14-month marriage with Brand, she says, “It feels like a hundred lifetimes ago, so it’s like digging up an old grave. A lot of therapy has happened and a lot of understanding and growth. Sometimes you have to go through all this shit to get your grips on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate.”

“I know it sounds really hippie-shit, but I’m living in the now and not fantasizing about the future or [being] torn up about the past,” she says of life after Mayer, her last celebrity boyfriend. “I’m super Eckhart Tolle. I have a lot of respect for [John] still, and I know it goes both ways. There’s no bad blood, but I’m sure there will be inspired songs.”

For now, word has it that Perry, 29, may be rekindling her romance with Florence + The Machine guitarist — and former summer fling — Rob Ackroyd.