Lady Gaga would never have sex early in a relationship
The 25-year-old singer - who is dating `Vampire Diaries` actor Taylor Kinney - believes it is important to always practise safe sex and wants young women to appreciate they can "honour their body" by not "putting out" too soon.
She said: "It`s always been important to me, as it`s for my generation, a most relevant consideration when you`re growing up. Sex doesn`t mean nothing; sex means so much.
"I hope that young women know that sex is still a big deal, and they don`t have to put out soon. If they want someone to court them for a while before they give it up, that`s wonderful and beautiful, and a man will only respect you more for honouring your body. I am that way."
Gaga - who is a spokesperson for Mac cosmetics` Viva Glam campaign, which raises awareness of AIDS and HIV - also insisted she doesn`t mind if people don`t always like what she does or says because she thinks the most important thing is to always make "brave" choices in life.
She told the USA Today newspaper: "People won`t always love your work and they won`t always the love the causes that you fight for, but at the end of the day, I think I could be OK with it all if I knew deep down in my spirit that I was always brave and I was always doing the hardest thing."