"At nearly 48 I have very different feelings about intimacy than I did growing up," Drew Barrymore said.
Drew Barrymore is once again opening up about her lack of desire for physical intimacy. This time, the 47-year-old Never Been Kissed star spoke her mind on her podcast Drew's News while discussing the Netflix series How to Build a Sex Room with Ross Matthews. "I'm a dirty bird... but just in the corners of my mind where I never will tell and it's just for me. I can understand certain kinky things," Barrymore said. "Listen, I've tried everything. I've done everything—that's why I'm so boring now." When asked if she was ever surprised about being into certain things in the bedroom, she replied, "I don't know if I was into it or not—I just wanted to try everything."
"I think that's fun. And exhausting," quipped Matthews. Barrymore also confessed that she doesn't need a specially designed room or complicated position to be satisfied in the sack. "I'm fine in the bed, mish posish," she said laughing, referring to the informal term for "missionary position."
"Those days are long gone," she said. "You used a keyword: exhausting. But back when I was younger, I had all the energy in the world. But now, no."
The actress's comments come after her remarks about being able to go years without intercourse. As we previously reported, the mother-of-two admitted that she now has very different feelings about intimacy than she did when she was younger. She confessed that she doesn't "need" physical intimacy these days because she's learned it doesn't "mean" love. During an episode of The Drew Barrymore Show earlier this year, Barrymore admitted she can go "years" without coitus, reports ET Online. She also revealed that she hasn't had intercourse since splitting from her ex-husband Will Kopelman—who is the father of her two daughters—in 2016. But she did reassure everyone that she doesn't "hate" the act.
Barrymore made the comments in September while discussing how Andrew Garfield was celibate for six months to prepare for his role as a 17th-century priest in 2016's Silence. Garfield had spoken about his method acting practices during an August episode of the WTF With Marc Maron podcast.
"I had an incredibly spiritual experience. I did a bunch of spiritual practices every day. I created new rituals for myself. I was celibate for six months, and fasting a lot, because me and Adam [Driver] had to lose a bunch of weight anyway," he said. "There were all the spiritual practices we got to do while we were praying, meditating, having all the intentions we had as those characters. It was very cool, man. I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food for that period of time."
Addressing the widespread response to the actor's revelation, Barrymore shared that she couldn't understand what the fuss was about. "I was like, 'What's wrong with me that six months doesn't seem like a very long time?' I was like, 'Yeah, so?'" she said at the time.
Barrymore later explained in a blog post, "At nearly 48 I have very different feelings about intimacy than I did growing up. I did not have role-model parents and I engaged with people in grown-up ways since a tender age! I was looking for companionship! validation! excitement! pleasure! hedonism! fun! And adventures!! Now, because I can't get in the time machine and change my history. So, I now choose to look at it through a positive lens, which is that I lived! I lived a very rich full life."
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