Drew Barrymore explains why she hasn't had sex in years

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Drew Barrymore, who admitted on her talk show last year that she can go "years" without sex, has explained the reason she hasn't been intimate with anyone in so long.

In a blog post published last October, Barrymore - who shares two daughters with art consultant Will Kopelman - candidly revealed that she hasn't had sex with anyone since their divorce in 2016.

In the personal essay, titled Rebels Who Love, the Charlie's Angels star explained that her approach to sex has changed over time - and for the better.

"Since entering life as a single mom, I have not been able to have an intimate relationship," Barrymore wrote.

"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!!

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"So I now choose to look at it through a positive lens, which is that I lived! I lived a very rich full life. However, after two kids and a separation from their father that has made me cautious, I have had the pleasure of shifting my focus when it comes to love for myself and my two daughters. I know that does not include a man nor has it for a while."

Barrymore and Kopelman announced that they had called time on their marriage seven years ago and finalized their divorce later that year, after having tied the knot in 2012.

She continued: "I am just in a completely different place in my life and maybe in the near future I will get into a relationship… but it simply hasn’t been my priority."

The E.T. star went on: "So I’m not a person who needs sex and has to go out there and engage with people on that level. A relationship with a man has not been top of mind for me for a very long time.

"Some people can get out of a marriage or relationship and in the near future find themselves in another relationship. There is nothing wrong with that! Not one bit. I do not judge! I celebrate their journey! Because for some people that really works. It didn’t work for me."

Drawing the blog post to a close, Barrymore emphasized that despite her seven years without it, she by no means hates sex.

"I have just finally come to the epiphany that love and sex are simply not the same thing," she said. "So for the record, I do not hate sex!"

The essay came after the Music and Lyrics star announced on The Drew Barrymore Show in a September 20 episode last year that she can go years without having sex.

The actress and her co-host Ross Mathews discussed Andrew Garfield being celibate for six months to prepare for his role in 2016's Silence.

Seemingly unimpressed with the 39-year-old Amazing Spider-Man star's method acting, Barrymore said: "I was like, 'Yeah, so?'", to which Mathews chimed in, joking: "That's the headline: 'Drew can go six months, no big deal'."

Barrymore then corrected the 43-year-old and said that she could easily refrain from any sexual activity for "years" before adding: "What's wrong with me that six months doesn't seem like a very long time?"

Featured image credit: Taylor Hill/Getty

Drew Barrymore explains why she hasn't had sex in years

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By VT

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Drew Barrymore, who admitted on her talk show last year that she can go "years" without sex, has explained the reason she hasn't been intimate with anyone in so long.

In a blog post published last October, Barrymore - who shares two daughters with art consultant Will Kopelman - candidly revealed that she hasn't had sex with anyone since their divorce in 2016.

In the personal essay, titled Rebels Who Love, the Charlie's Angels star explained that her approach to sex has changed over time - and for the better.

"Since entering life as a single mom, I have not been able to have an intimate relationship," Barrymore wrote.

"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!!

size-full wp-image-1263224171
Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty

"So I now choose to look at it through a positive lens, which is that I lived! I lived a very rich full life. However, after two kids and a separation from their father that has made me cautious, I have had the pleasure of shifting my focus when it comes to love for myself and my two daughters. I know that does not include a man nor has it for a while."

Barrymore and Kopelman announced that they had called time on their marriage seven years ago and finalized their divorce later that year, after having tied the knot in 2012.

She continued: "I am just in a completely different place in my life and maybe in the near future I will get into a relationship… but it simply hasn’t been my priority."

The E.T. star went on: "So I’m not a person who needs sex and has to go out there and engage with people on that level. A relationship with a man has not been top of mind for me for a very long time.

"Some people can get out of a marriage or relationship and in the near future find themselves in another relationship. There is nothing wrong with that! Not one bit. I do not judge! I celebrate their journey! Because for some people that really works. It didn’t work for me."

Drawing the blog post to a close, Barrymore emphasized that despite her seven years without it, she by no means hates sex.

"I have just finally come to the epiphany that love and sex are simply not the same thing," she said. "So for the record, I do not hate sex!"

The essay came after the Music and Lyrics star announced on The Drew Barrymore Show in a September 20 episode last year that she can go years without having sex.

The actress and her co-host Ross Mathews discussed Andrew Garfield being celibate for six months to prepare for his role in 2016's Silence.

Seemingly unimpressed with the 39-year-old Amazing Spider-Man star's method acting, Barrymore said: "I was like, 'Yeah, so?'", to which Mathews chimed in, joking: "That's the headline: 'Drew can go six months, no big deal'."

Barrymore then corrected the 43-year-old and said that she could easily refrain from any sexual activity for "years" before adding: "What's wrong with me that six months doesn't seem like a very long time?"

Featured image credit: Taylor Hill/Getty