Drew Barrymore is being called a hater against sex. When Andrew Garfield said that he gave up having sex for six months so he could focus on his role for Silence, which left many shocked, it did not take long for the child hood actress to feel a woman’s thoughts on her comments where she said months without sex was okay:
What’s wrong with me that six months doesn’t seem like a very long time? I was like, ‘Yeah so?’”
Barrymore had no idea how she was being viewed as an anti-sex woman until a woman approached her in the gym talking to her believing that it was someone who looked like the actress not knowing it was the actress herself. The woman’s not knowing it was really Barrymore she was speaking to said:
You look just like Drew Barrymore except for you look like you have mental wellness and besides … she hates sex!”
Feeling affected by that woman’s comments, Barrymore wrote a long rebuttal to that woman saying that she hates sex. Her response to the thought to the belief that she hates sex, Barrymore explains herself in saying:
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,” she wrote. “So I’m not a person who needs sex and has to go out there and engage with people on that level. I am someone who is deeply committed to fostering how young girls, my daughters, and myself as a woman, are supposed to function in this world! A relationship with a man has not been top of mind for me for a very long time.
I wish when I was younger that I had had the chastity and the thoughtfulness that I do about intimacy now as a 48-year-old woman,” she admitted. “I wish I had been taught by my mother or my father or my friends that there is age-appropriateness business and that there is a way to become a classy young woman! There are things that are fun but also boundaries that can lead to tremendous self-respect.
When you are selective and you look at sex as an expression of love and not love itself … well, I’m so glad to be here now in my life. But don’t forget I’m a naughty monkey who is rebellious and weird and comedic and wacky and doesn’t judge others and really doesn’t want anyone highly involved in my choices when it comes to this vulnerable subject but because I’ve been an open book my whole life but here we are!”
So for the record, I do not hate sex! I have just finally come to the epiphany that love and sex are simply not the same thing. I searched my whole life … to be a calm woman and not a bombastic party girl. Also, when you grow up and are in a marriage with kids and you think you’ll only be with this one person for the rest of your life and then that doesn’t happen? It rocked me to my core, to put it lightly. But I am lucky enough to have my cup runneth over in the love department: I have my two daughters, and for the first time ever in my life, I’m actually including self-love, too.