Some of our favorite celebrities have captured a special place in our hearts because of how open they are about their lives. But when it comes to sex, is there such a thing as too much information? While some of us might be hesitant to publicly divulge any personal details about what we’re up to in the bedroom (or, in some cases, airplanes!), the following outspoken, sex-positive celebrities have no such qualms. Ready or not, here’s a list of 14 times your favorite celebrities let it all hang out.
1. Julianne Hough: The Art of Phone Sex
Due to the nature of their careers, Julianne Hough and her hockey-hunk husband Brooks Laich often go long periods of time without seeing each other. So how do they keep the spark alive? By partaking in some not-so-PG phone calls. “But I'm really bad at it,” Hough told Cosmopolitan. “I'll get halfway through and start laughing. It's an art. I applaud people who are good at it. They need to come and help me keep a straight face!"
2. Henry Cavill: Cardio Is Key
Though “Justice League” star Henry Cavill once admitted that he hates cardio, he’s found one enjoyable way to work his heart (among other things). During an interview on “The Tonight Show,” Cavill spoke about his cardio regimen. “I run. That’s the savory answer,” he said, via People. When the audience began to giggle, he all but confirmed the unsavory response. “I think they get it,” he joked. It sounds like Cavill has an off-screen superpower that makes him a great sidekick to have in the bedroom, if you catch our drift.
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3. Keith Urban: Freak in the Sheets
After being married to Nicole Kidman for 12 years, Keith Urban finally divulged how the pair keep their sex life blazingly hot. His confession is exposed in the lyrics of his saucy new single, “Gemini.” Urban told The Daily Mirror that the song “is just a simple, fun, sexy-ass song about my wife.” In his lyrics, Urban sings, ‘She’s a maniac in the bed but a brainiac in the head.’ His lyrics also disclose, ‘She’ll wake you to make love in the middle of the night.’ Urban says that there was a time when the lyrics wouldn’t have ‘felt right’ coming out of his mouth. But now he says, “If I feel that way about her, what is the problem?”
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4. Jennifer Lawrence: Germaphobia
Although Jennifer Lawrence’s character in her new spy film “Red Sparrow” exudes sexuality, the actress admitted that she’s in a bit of a dry spell. The reason? She’s incredibly afraid of germs. According to British newspaper The Sun, she told Howard Stern: “I always talk like I want d-ck, but the truth is when I look back at my sexual past it was always with boyfriends,” she says. “I am mostly also a germaphobe. I have made it this far without an STI. D-ck is dangerous.” She adds, “If I was at the point where I could get an STI, doctors have already been involved. That is how much of a germaphobe I am.”
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5. Chrissy Teigen: Mile High Club
For model Chrissy Teigen, TMI is a foreign concept. She loves to keep it real with her fans — even when it comes to her sex life. Back in 2014, Teigen revealed that she and hubby John Legend proudly joined the Mile High Club after sharing some stealthy in-flight intimacy. “We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class,” she tells Cosmopolitan. “We were under a blanket. We weren’t even in one of those pod things. I feel like we should get a trophy for that.” Talk about earning your wings!
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6. Anna Faris: Party of One
While others were joining sororities or going to sporting events to boost their dating and hookup possibilities, Anna Faris was exploring her sexuality in a more (ahem) “private” way her first year in college. In her memoir “Unqualified” (as reported by The Mirror), Faris wrote: “Freshman year of college, I went through a crazy masturbation phase.” While most people typically associate that rush of feel-good hormones with sex, you can get it from any orgasm — including one brought on by solo sex time.
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7. Jane Fonda: Sex Toys
Last year Jane Fonda’s character on “Grace and Frankie” started a business to sell sex toys to the elderly. So, naturally, Fonda did a little research of her own (wink, wink). But according to an interview she gave on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” she may have taken it to the extreme. “I have [a vibrator] that hangs around my neck, and it looks like a beautiful piece of silver jewelry,” she said, adding that she will often wear it to dinner and use it in public. She unabashedly adds, “It depends on who you’re with and what the bathroom looks like.”
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8. Channing Tatum: A Workout in the Sheets
From the looks of his “Magic Mike” moves, you’d think Channing Tatum would be a beast in the bedroom. But before Channing and wife Jenna Dewan split, he revealed in a candid interview with Cosmopolitan that Jenna was the one who takes the reins. “I just lay down. Sometimes I nap. She’s really athletic,” he says. Another key to their bomb sex life? “We communicate very well.” Sometimes, if you want something sexually, you have to ask for it, even if it’s on the kinkier side — as the celeb on the next slide so brazenly confesses.
9. Rihanna: Spanking
It turns out there’s more truth to Rihanna’s number-one pop song “S&M” than you might’ve thought. In a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone, she admitted she prefers to be submissive in bed. “I work a lot, and I have to make a lot of executive decisions, so when it comes to being intimate, I like to feel like I’m somebody’s girl,” she says. “I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous.” She elaborates, “Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned — you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs…. I’d rather have him use his hands.”
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10. Katy Perry: Better With Age
Katy Perry shocked us all when she ranked her past lovers for James Corden last year. But during an intimate London gig, she divulged that none of those encounters compare to what she’s getting now. “Let me tell you, if you’re not having great sex now, in your 30s it’s going to be amazing,” she said, according to The Daily Mail. “I can’t speak to those of you in your 40s, but I bet (sex) is great. And it’s fun and it’s consensual and it’s intimate.” She’s not alone: A 2015 study found that 54 percent of women say that sex gets better with age. Ladies, here’s to your sex life heating up!
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11. Kate Upton: Superstitious Sex
Many athletes have their superstitions. But we’re not exactly sure if this pregame ritual has anything to do with luck. In a 2017 interview on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” model Kate Upton revealed how her hubby, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, keeps his head in the game. “There’s no sex before a game — absolutely none. Also what I’ve found out is that if he plays well, there’s no sex after either,” she says. “He’s exhausted! It’s kind of a buzzkill for me.” On the bright side, Upton’s “no sex” bouts are short-lived.
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12. Pink: Dry Spells
Despite being happily married, Pink revealed that she and husband Carey Hart have gone long stretches of time without having sex — a year, to be exact. While talking about the ups and downs of her relationship with the former motocross competitor, the “What About Us” singer tells The Guardian, “You’ll go through times when you haven’t had sex in a year. Is this bed death? Is this the end of it? Do I want him? Does he want me?” She adds, “Monogamy is work! But you do the work, and it’s good again.”
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13. Patrick Dempsey: Car Sex
For most people, car sex is reserved for prom night. Not so for hunky “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Patrick Dempsey, however. In an interview with Access Hollywood about his $1 million Porsche Spyder, Dempsey reveals that he and his wife, Jillian Fink, use it for more than getting from point A to point B. “This is a great car, so you can have a really good time in these cars,” he says. “You have to be creative, but you can do it.” Dempsey isn’t the only one who likes to “do it” in unconventional places, as the actress on the next slide shamelessly admits.
14. Jada Pinkett Smith: Sexual Fantasies
Jada Pinkett Smith hinted at what her sex life with Hollywood hottie Will Smith must be like when she gave Redbook readers some tips on how to keep things hot. “Think of places outside that are comfortable to have sex,” she says. “Does he have access to his office? Have a fantasy date. Be his secretary! Be sneaky. Your girlfriend’s house at a party. The bathroom! A guest bedroom! Just switch it up. Anything like that can keep it going. Anything it takes to keep the flame alive.” But what happens when you get caught “keeping the flame alive?” Our next celeb shares her mortifying story.
15. Kris Jenner: Mile High Club
In a 2015 interview with Cosmopolitan, Kris Jenner recounted the embarrassing story of how she and ex Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner joined the Mile High Club: “We had sex in the bathroom, and we came out and nobody said anything. At the end of the flight, the flight attendant got on the microphone. ‘Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Jenner! You’ve just joined the Mile High Club. We’re so proud of you, and we decided to give you a bottle of Champagne! Yay!’ I could not squish down in my seat low enough. I was mortified!” Is it just us, or is this story kind of adorable?
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16. Jessica Simpson: The Pregnancy O
A woman’s hormones surge during pregnancy, causing some not-entirely-unwelcome side effects. Pop singer Jessica Simpson made some candid comments about her experience while pregnant with her first child. “I am definitely ‘feeling intimate,’” she tells Ryan Seacrest during his radio show in 2012. “I’m kind of unstoppable right now. The big O is, like, the biggest O ever!” In case you were wondering, sex during pregnancy can have some awesome benefits, like strengthening your pelvic floor to make for an easier labor, lowering your blood pressure and — as Simpson can attest — giving you better orgasms.
What Do YOU Think?
How open are you about your sex life? Do you think there should be more dialogue about sex, or do you prefer people keep it to themselves? Share in the comments section!
Cathleen Krueger is a freelance writer who specializes in health, wellness, celebrity, entertainment, tech and gaming.