Naomi Watts opens up about the ‘biggest key’ behind having ‘pretty great sex’ with husband Billy Crudup.
“Personally, I think sex becomes more enjoyable when you take away the fear of having children,” says Watts said the Daily Mail at an exclusive event in Hampton Bays on Thursday.
Then she quipped, “What’s that expression? “Closed for business, open for pleasure.”
Watts, 54, stressed that communication is key to keeping the bedroom flame alive.
“Whatever you’re going through right now, if you can talk to your partner, if you can be honest and have a really authentic conversation and get rid of the awkwardness, and mostly when they’re dealing with good people, they’re going to be empathetic and.” that’s hot,” explained the British actor.
“That’s really hot when you can be honest and the conversation gets really good to the point where you’re like, ‘Yeah, we’re over the awkwardness and now let’s start some fun.'”
Watts, who has been open about dealing with it in the past early menopause from the age of 36 emphasized the importance of “getting involved in this phase of life” and noting that “a lot of women at this age are horny”.
The Oscar nominee revealed she used estrogen patches in the bedroom during her first romantic relationship with Crudup, 55.
“I was nervous that my new lover would see it,” Watts recalled, revealing that the sticky residue from the patch stayed on her skin for “days” before finally coming off.
“I went into the bathroom just before it started and was in there [scrubbing it off] and then I came out. And my beautiful partner said, ‘Are you alright? Are you alright?’” continued the “King Kong” star.
Watts gushed about Crudup’s sensitivity towards her after she “brought honesty into the room.” She praised his ability to take “cues” in their intimate moments, no matter how “uncomfortable” it felt.
“I was so ashamed of that – he knew how to act, he knew the cues to follow, he was 100 percent empathetic and I can safely say we had some really great sex that night ‘ she says, shouting back.
“It gets exhausting having all these rules and this ideology of how to look, so I just find myself in a situation where I just have to get what I want and say it boldly.”
When asked about her favorite bed sheet sex position, Watts didn’t hesitate to tell the truth.
“Up down. I’m not picky at the moment,” she replied.
The couple tied the knot in June after meeting on set while starring in the 2017 Netflix series Gypsy.
Watts was previously married to fellow actor Liev Schreiber for 11 years. The two divorced in 2016 and have two children together: Sasha, 16, and Kai, 14.
Crudup dated his ex-girlfriend Mary-Louise Parker for eight years until she broke up in 2003 after leaving a then-pregnant Parker for Claire Danes.
Danes and Crudup later separated in 2007.
Back in June, Watts announced their nuptials by posting an adorable photo of the lovebirds on the steps of a courthouse on Instagram.
“Attached! 🕊️🪢♥️,” she captioned the post.