Bruno Mars: Its great to sing about sex

Bruno Mars has revealed sex is one of the biggest inspirations behind his songwriting

The Locked Out of Heaven star told GQ magazine that he loves taking his bedroom antics as the basis for his hits, noting it "feels good" to open up about such taboo subjects to so many people.

And Mars may well be found with plenty of condoms to hand when heading on a night out, as he described sex as a "great party starter".

The singer claimed he feels sexy whenever he performs songs related to behaviour that is usually kept behind closed doors, stating: "It puts you in a sexy frame of mind. It feels good to project."

In the same interview, Mars - whose hits include Marry You, The Lazy Song and Grenade - also claimed he "wasn't thinking" when he was arrested for possession of cocaine in 2010, adding he was young and in Las Vegas at the time.