Drew Barrymore Opens Up About Her Sex Life Post-Divorce

Actor Drew Barrymore revealed that she hasn’t had an intimate relationship since her divorce, saying that she’s just “not a person who needs sex.”

She was the poster-girl for a generation intent on carving their own path and celebrating their unique quirks, a generation that understood the future was theirs to reach out and grab because no-one else would hand it to them. For anyone who came of age during the 90s and early 2000s, it was near impossible to watch a film and not see the infectious smile of Drew Barrymore on the screen. And yet, while other celebrities have slinked into the shadows or giving up acting entirely, Barrymore has pivoted to become the talk show host we never knew we needed. Just like the characters she offered up to us, Barrymore’s talk show sees her present as the best friend that imparts not only sage advice but also creates a safe space for us all to share and be vulnerable. 

Never one to shy away from speaking her truth and being open with her listeners, Barrymore recently opened up about the reality of dating post-divorce. After splitting with Will Kopelman in 2016, the last six years have been a trying time for the star who has had to navigate the world as a single mother of two daughters. Re-entering the dating scene after a long-term relationship is always hard, but to do it in the public eye is an even greater challenge. 

Speaking about the challenges, Barrymore penned a personal letter on her blog, Drew Barrymore Blog. In it, she discussed what she’d learned from intimacy throughout her lifetime and how her views on it had changed since becoming a mother of two. “At nearly 48, I have very different feelings about intimacy than I did growing up,” she wrote. 

When younger, Barrymore expressed that she “was looking for companionship, validation, excitement, pleasure, hedonism, fun and adventure”, which she thought could be found through intimacy. Now, Barrymore has learned that “sex is not love! It is the expression of love”. 

“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’m not a person who needs sex and has to go out there and engage with people on that level.” 

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These are certainly words anyone can relate to who has had to endure the emotional free-fall that is trying to find love in the modern age where dating apps have rendered human decency almost obsolete, with ghosting becoming a term so popular it speaks volumes of our laziness to bid adieu to matters of the heart in a way that isn’t just honourable, but compassionate. Still, it hasn’t stopped Barrymore from entering the dating scene and she previously told Andy Cohen that she’d spent time on dating apps. 

“I got stood up, and I didn’t match with anyone. And my friends gave me this sort of bloated sense of self confidence. They were like, ‘You should try it. You would do great.’ It was a car wreck,” said Barrymore. 

“But you know, I love being able to be in the conversation. I have to say. Like, I definitely had fun with it. And I’ve always wanted to go on a blind date, but my life got in the way of that, so I thought, like, online dating might satiate that desire. And no, it was a real wake-up call. But it was fun, and yes, there were lots of exciting people.”

As for what she’s looking for in a partner? Barrymore told The Late Late Show with James Corden that though she’s not aggressively looking for something or someone, she remains open and for her, humour is always the way to her heart. 

“I just want to laugh. That’s always been my big criteria — funny, funny, funny. I love humour, it’s my survival guide. And I can’t get rid of my sense of humour. I laugh at everything, I love laughing. So, funny is my favourite quality in any person.”

Source @womenshealth.com.au: Read more at : womenalive.org

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