Washington, DC: Lady Gaga has admitted her mother taught her about the 'birds and the bees' when she was a child in the hope of making her more aware about sex.
"My mother talked to me about sex at a young age and she always taught me to be self aware. She taught me a lot of things when I was young," Contactmusic quoted her while speaking to US TV show Good Morning America.
"The main thing I remember is her putting her lipstick on the morning and talking to me about life. I would encourage young people all over the world to talk about safe sex with all the people close to them," she added.
However, the 24-year-old singer believes if more parents broached the "taboo" subject of sex with their kids at a young age then it would make people "respect themselves" more in later life.
Gaga said: "Talking about sex with your children is a bit of a taboo and seen as this very uncomfortable thing. But it's all because of shame and stigma around those things that makes people not protect themselves and treat themselves with respect. It's all about self love."