Drew Barrymore explains why sex doesn’t turn her on like it used to.
The daytime talk show got real about the breadth of her experience experimenting in the bedroom during the latest episode of her podcast “Drew’s News” with co-host Ross Matthews. The two were discussing the Netflix series “How to Build a Sex Room” when the 47-year-old “Charlie’s Angels” alum confessed, “I’m a dirty bird….but just in the corners of my mind where I’ll never tell it and it’s just for me.”
explained Barrymore slightlyadding, “I can understand certain kinky things… Listen, I’ve tried everything. I’ve done everything – that’s why I’m so boring now.”
Whether she liked anything in particular, she added, “I don’t know if I was into it or not — I just wanted to try everything.”
Now, as a mother of two, Drew said she no longer has what it takes to explore sexual avenues any further. “Those days are long gone,” said Barrymore, “when I was younger I had all the energy in the world, but now, no.”
While she may not be trying out new kinks any time soon, the ’50 First Dates’ star wants fans to know that she doesn’t hate sex. In October, Barrymore clarified her notes on abstinence after claiming she could go years without it in response to Andrew Garfield’s declaration of celibacy in preparation for a role.
“At almost 48, I have very different feelings about intimacy than when I was growing up,” she wrote in her blogging at the time. “I had no role model parents and I interacted with people in an adult way from a young age! I was looking for companionship! Validation! Excitement! Fun! Hedonism! Fun! And adventures!! Now, because I can’t get into the time machine and change my history… [I] choose to look at it through a positive lens, namely that I have lived! I have lived a very rich and full life.”
“I’m just in a completely different place in my life and maybe I’ll get into a relationship in the near future… but it just wasn’t my priority,” she confessed. “So I’m not one who needs to have sex and go out and hang out with people on that level.”
“Some people can get out of a marriage or relationship and end up in another relationship in the near future. There’s nothing wrong with that! Not at all,” she told her readers. “I’m not judging! I’m celebrating their journey! Because for some people it really works. It didn’t work for me.”
Barrymore, who shares daughters Olive and Frankie with ex-husband Will Kopelman, has been divorced since 2016.
“And since I started living as a single mother,” she admitted in the post, “I haven’t been able to have an intimate relationship.”
“So for the record, I don’t hate sex! I just finally came to the epiphany that love and sex are just not the same thing I’ve been looking for all my life, which is to be a quiet woman and not a bombastic party girl.” Drew concluded.