According to Jane Fonda, sex just gets better with age. The 73-year-old actress has remained something of a sex symbol well past what society determines to be a woman's "peak age," and has claimed that the best sex of her life didn't happen until she was 71.
"I'm happier, the sex is better, and I understand life better. I don’t want to be young again," she has said.
Now the Oscar-winning actress, who regularly encourages older couples to keep up a healthy sex life, is 'fessin up to her biggest sex secret to date: testosterone. According to the Daily Mail, Jane said, "I discovered testosterone about three years ago, which makes a huge difference if you want to remain sexual and your libido has dropped. Use testosterone, it comes in a gel, pill or patch."
We bet her boyfriend, music producer Richard Perry, isn't complaining!
Although she has certainly not been shy about her love life in the past, this is the first time she has come out publicly about her use of the hormone. Prior to this, she has attributed her looks to a lot of sex and plastic surgery. "How do I still look good? I owe 30 percent to genes, 30 percent to good sex, 30 percent because of sports and healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition, and for the remaining 10 percent, I have to thank my plastic surgeon."
Unfortunately for Jane (and Richard), she has since had to stop using testosterone because it was giving her acne, something she wasn't willing to put up with no matter how great the benefits were. She told the Sunday Telegraph, "It’s one thing to have plastic surgery, but it is quite another to have adolescence acne. That is going too far."
So is Jane on to something? Although long-term effects are still not known, according to Professor John Studd of the London PMS and Menopause Clinic, "It is not just about libido. The benefits include more energy, more self-confidence, better mood and all of those things."
Would you take testosterone to boost your sex drive?