Drew Barrymore Says She Can Go "Years" Without Sex — Here's Why That's OK

Actress Drew Barrymore is nothing if not open. During her daytime talk show, "The Drew Barrymore Show," the 47-year-old actress and guest Ross Mathews started talking sex. Specifically, the two discussed actor Andrew Garfield's decision to refrain from sex for six months in preparation for his role in the 2016 historical drama "Silence."

"What's wrong with me that six months doesn't seem like a very long time?" Barrymore said, according to Entertainment Tonight. "I was like, 'Yeah, so?'"

"I mean, we buried the lede there," Mathews said. "That's the headline: 'Drew can go six months, no big deal.'"

"Oh, years," Barrymore countered.

Between raising her children, running her own talk show, enjoying the rain, and establishing herself as a businesswoman, it's clear Barrymore is already busy enough with a full, meaningful life. Regardless of whether Barrymore was serious, it's important to say: there's nothing wrong with having a low sex drive or just not caring much for sex either way.

For one, there are so many factors that impact libido, from medications, hormones, and menopause to mental health, stress, and chronic conditions, according to the Mayo Clinic. But a low sex drive also doesn't need to have any underlying causes or even be seen as a problem to "fix." Everyone has different sexual needs and desires, and no one's preferences are any better or worse than anyone else's. (As long as they're consensual, of course.) Heck, there's a whole asexual spectrum that allows people to identify how much they are — or, rather, aren't — interested in sex.

All this is to say that there's nothing shameful, strange, or weird about going a while without sex — partnered, solo, group, whatever — whether intentionally or otherwise. So to answer your question, Drew: there's nothing wrong with you at all.