Salma Hayek Reminds Us 40 Is the New 30 When It Comes to Sex

salma hayek Salma Hayek is still hot, and at 44, she shows no signs of slowing down. In a recent interview with Allure, the actress talks about what it's like to be a sexy mother. From her boobs -- "they're not bad, by the way. I'm not complaining about them" -- to sex -- "as a woman, you should be more at ease with your sexuality when you are in your 40s" -- Hayek is proof that life, and love, can get better as time goes on.

Inspired by Hayek's lack of fear around sex and aging, I put together a list of reasons why sex gets even better after 40.

  • We've been in our body long enough to know our body, and what works to get us going and to get us off. 
  • In addition to knowing our bodies, if we've had children with our partners, we also know what our bodies are capable of doing. We understand that there's so much more than how we look to how we feel. That leads to a decrease in insecurities and body image issues. 
  • Our sexual skill set increases. So not only do we know what we like, but we also know how to please our partners better.
  • Confidence is key. Whether that's around how we look or how we make our partner feel, knowing we've mastered the confidence quotient keeps us going and going ...
  • Women are more adventurous as they get older. When we're more comfortable with our partner, we're more open to sexploration. 
  • We feel more comfortable communicating our needs to our partners, especially as we stay together longer. 
  • Sex isn't just about intercourse. When we're younger, that seems to be the focus, but as we get older, we tend to slow down the seduction, and that leads to lots of things, like extended foreplay.
  • Better orgasms. When intercourse isn't the only goal, we can take ourselves to orgasmic places above and beyond the old in and out. 
  • We stop worrying about getting older or being with just one person for the rest of our lives, and start enjoying where we're at. 
  • We can always act out the role of teacher to keep things fresh. Especially if the fantasy, or reality, turns us on. 
How has sex gotten better for you with age?

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