"I haven't got time to spend on the road to get to know anyone," she told reporters Monday at MAC cosmetics' Viva Glam event in London, reports the U.K.'s Mirror. "Even Lady Gaga can be celibate. You don't have to have sex to be loved."
The "Poker Face" singer, 23, who arrived at the event in a sexy see-through black lace dress, may be abstaining – but that doesn't preclude her from offering opinions about what goes on in the bedroom.
"Sex should be fun, beautiful and colorful, but women get the short end of the stick," she says. "We're just receivers. We can't talk about sex, we can't sing about sex."
To keep the loneliness at bay while on tour, she takes strength from her fans, whom she calls her "roommates."
"When I see my beautiful fans I feel how much they protect and mean to me," she says. "It would be irresponsible if I didn't protect them and teach young people to be self-expressive, to love yourself."