Putting his foot down! The Bachelor star Zach Shallcross is implementing a new rule to the fantasy suite week overnight dates during season 27. There will be “no sex” for the lead and his final three women this time around, but it appears things won’t go that smoothly for him.

“This week is viewed as ‘sex week,'” Zach, 26, told the show’s host Jesse Palmer in a preview for the rest of the season, noting that his rule is “against the grain” for fantasy suite week.

The bombshell preview aired following the Monday, February 27, episode in which Zach narrowed down his suitors to seven women. Going forward, the California native will have to decide who he wants to take to hometowns before the overnight dates occur.

“I’ve got strong feelings for all of these women,” Zach admitted in the same preview, explaining that he wants fantasy suites to be “an act of love, not lust.”

Keep reading for everything we know about Zach’s fantasy suites so far. 

Who Does Zach Shallcross Take to Fantasy Suites?

Ariel FrenkelCharity Lawson, Kaity Biggar and Gabi Elnicki are Zach’s final four women. However, Charity was eliminated following her hometown date in Columbus, Georgia. The remaining three women jetted off to Krabi, Thailand, for the fantasy suite dates.

'The Bachelor' Zach Shallcross Makes a 'No Sex' Rule for Fantasy Suites: Overnight Dates Spoilers
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What Did Zach Shallcross Say About Fantasy Suites?

Although Zach said he wouldn’t have sex with any of his final three contestants, things became more complicated than he expected.

“From what I can say is — a lot of things do change and going into that week, I thought I could basically set up, like, a guideline for myself and a guideline for others to try to make it less messy and it bit us in the ass,” the leading man told Us Weekly at the “Women Tell All” taping on March 13.

Host Jesse teased that things “don’t exactly go that way” for Zach in the fantasy suite after he made unrealistic expectations.

“Zach puts some parameters around fantasy suites that he thinks is going to help him make his decision at the end of the day,” Jesse explained. “So Zach decides that he is not going to sleep with any of the three women, that he’s going focus on other means and ways of progressing his relationships, but things don’t exactly go that way.”

While Jesse acknowledged that Zach is “extremely thoughtful,” he was concerned his strong stance would “ruin” the experience.

“When Zach told me he wasn’t going have sex with any of the women, I was sort of like, ‘You’re going be able to do this? You’re gonna be tempted, you know, the fantasy suites are there for a reason.’ And sexual compatibility is a really big thing, especially if you’re gonna be getting down on a knee and asking someone to marry you,” Jesse continued. “Also, what if the women want to have sex with you? You’re kind of taking it off the table. That was probably the most shocking [moment] because in all honesty, part of me kind of knew how it was going to end.”

Does Bachelor Zach Have Sex During Fantasy Suite Dates?

As far as what viewers have seen, the finale is heading in a dramatic direction. While it’s unclear if he was speaking about the overnight dates, the Bachelor preview also showed the women sobbing at point.

“I could lose a lot of women from this,” Zach could be heard saying. “It was a beautiful moment. Feels robbed.”

Bachelor Nation fans know that Zach has experienced his fair share of drama with fantasy suite week. While competing for Rachel Recchia‘s heart on The Bachelorette, the ABC personality was sent home following his overnight date.

“I don’t know what it could be, but Rachel’s concern came out of nowhere,” he said during a confessional during The Bachelorette season 19. “I think it’s bulls—t, to be honest. She was putting on a front. That scares me. That scares me a lot.” 

In various interviews after the split, Zach went on to say that he felt there was “a total lack of communication” between himself and Rachel. “She treated me like I was a complete stranger,” he recalled on Ashley Iaconetti and Ben Higgins‘ “Almost Famous” podcast in January.

“We were both sitting there next to each other and just like, this can’t be true,” he added. “Like does she even care about me in like the same way I feel for her or even at all? … It was tough.”

Can’t wait until the finale for more Bachelor spoilers? No worries, we’ve got you covered. See if Zach Shallcross gets engaged, who his final two women are and who his top four contestants are. You can also check out Life & Style’s Bachelor page for more updates on the drama throughout the season!