Jane Fonda knows what she wants — especially when it comes to sex. The beloved actress and activist, 84, recently revealed that the older you get, the better sex gets.
When asked how she would characterize her sex life these days, the Grace and Frankie star replied “private” before clarifying that as of late she’s been having fun “solo.”
“I think I got better [at sex with age],” the former fashion model said. “Women, I think, tend to get better because they lose their fear of saying what they need. You know we waste way too much time not wanting to say, ‘Wait a minute, hold, hold it, hold it. No, no, no. Slow down. And a little to the left,’ you know, we don’t wanna do that.”
“But when we get older,” she added, “it’s like, ‘No, I know what I want. Give me what I want.’”
Though Fonda has been married three times — French film director Roger Vadim from 1965–1973, social activist Tom Hayden from 1973–1990, and CNN founder Ted Turner from 1991–2001 — she is currently single and enjoying her life. Last May, Fonda said, ““I don’t want to be in a relationship, a sexual relationship, again. I don’t have that desire. Do I fantasize? Yes…”
Fonda’s preference in a partner, if she were to have one, would be a particularly younger one, saying, “I think maybe now I could, but the problem is that, like a man, I would want a younger man. Isn’t that awful? It’s a thing about skin. I would want a younger man, and I’m too vain.”
Fonda added that in retrospect, “What I’ve had to really think about is that I’m not really capable [of intimacy].” She further explained, “It’s not them, it’s me. If a guy had come along and said, ‘Come on, Fonda, show up,’ I would have run away scared. I was attracted to men who never would have done that to me because they couldn’t necessarily show up themselves. I didn’t know that at the time, but now I know.”