“The values behind the idea of understanding what sex is, and what it means, are incredibly important,” Nick told The Guardian. “When I have children, I’ll make sure they understand the importance of sex, and consent, and all the things that are important.”
Nick continued. “It was very tough to digest it in real time, trying to understand what it was going to mean to me, and what I wanted my choices to be, while having the media speaking about a 13-year-old’s sex life. I don’t know if it would fly in this day and age. Very strange.”
But as Nick and his brothers got older and started families of their own, those closest to the guys were able to tease them about the rings.