Drew Barrymore won’t be building a sex room anytime soon.
The talk show host sat down to her podcast Drew’s newswhere she and guest Ross Matthews discussed the Netflix series How to build a sex room, which is hosted by luxury interior designer Melanie Rose. The conversation turned to whether they’d like to build one of these kinky spaces in their own home, to which Barrymore admitted she wasn’t interested.
While Barrymore said she’s a “dirty bird,” she clarified that it’s only in “the corners of my mind where I’ll never tell, [where] it is only for me.”
“I can understand certain kinky things. Listen, I’ve tried everything… that’s why I’m so boring now,’ she continued. “I don’t know if I felt like it or not, I just wanted to try everything.”
The 50 first dates star, who shares two kids with her ex-husband Will Kopelman, said she’s fine with vanilla sex as a single woman. She joked, “I’m fine in bed, mish chic,” referring to the missionary position.
While she may not be much into freaky sex these days, Barrymore said she feels very grateful in her life.
“If my fetish was gratitude, I’d throttle in a corner 24/7,” she said with a laugh.
Barrymore has previously spoken about her relationship to sex. In a September 2022 conversation on her talk show, she responded to reports that Andrew Garfield chose to abstain from sex while filming the movie. Silence.
“What’s wrong with me that six months doesn’t seem like a very long time? I was like, ‘Yeah, so?’” Barrymore said at the time.
In a blog entitled “Rebels Who Love”, the Charlie’s angel star wrote about how her words made some people think she “hated sex” – which she didn’t. She even shared that it took her a lot of time and a lot of therapy to “come to the revelation that love and sex just aren’t the same thing,” as she believed when she was a young party girl in Hollywood.
“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 wrote. “So I’m not someone who needs sex and needs to go out and interact with people on that level. I’m someone who is very committed to advancing how young girls, my daughters and myself should function as women in this world! A relationship with a man has not been top of mind for me for a long time.”
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