What Halle Berry was really saying when she claimed reponsibility for the big O

Two weeks ago, we covered Halle Berry’s titillating essay in Esquire Magazine, in which she accepted her “sexiest woman alive” title by trying to prove it and discussing her formula for a good sex life. Halle does not expect a man to deliver her orgasms, and knows how to work it herself.

Speaking to Esquire magazine – who recently voted the Oscar Winner the Sexiest Woman Alive – Halle said, “You know that stuff they say about a woman being responsible for her own orgasms? That’s all true, and, in my case, that makes me responsible for pretty damn good orgasms.

“They’re much better orgasms than when I was 22, and I wouldn’t let a man control that.

“Not anymore. Now, I’d invite them to participate.

“I’ve learned my tricks. I know what I like. I do not wait around. I initiate. And I’m not all about frequency – I favor intensity.”

“Men in their 20s? Forget it,” she added.

Esquire via Showbiz Spy

Halle’s daughter Nahla was born in March. As a fellow new mother, I think that Halle’s statement might need some decoding.

First, when she says it’s not about frequency, that actually means ‘I’m up all night with a screaming baby, I’m exhausted, so if we’re lucky we have sex once a week. On a good week.’

When she says she’s responsible for her own orgasms, she means ‘I have a baby hanging off my hip all day, unless she’s hanging off my boob while I feed her. By the time I coax her into lying down in bed and night and leaving me alone for a couple of hours, that last thing I want is another person hanging off of me, even if they are Gabriel Aubry.’

When she says that there’s no point in having sex with a man in their 20s, what she actually means is ‘No man in his 20s is going to look at me again because I’m a mother in her 40s, even if I am bangin’ hot Halle Berry.’

Now, if they added this to the high school curriculum we might find the teenage pregnancy rate drop significantly.

Note by Celebitchy: I can’t find where Halle said “Men in their 20s? Forget it.” in the original interview, but the rest of the quotes in Showbiz Spy are pretty accurate.

Halle Berry is shown in the header going to yoga class on 10/16/08. Credit: O’Duran/Fame Pictures. She is also shown outside of yoga class on 10/10/08 and 10/13/08. Credit: WENN

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  1. ff says:

    I disagree. Plenty of guys in their 20s would be happy to hit that. But most guys in their 20 just think they know their way around a woman’s body and aren’t big on patience. That’s what I think she meant.

    Plus, yeah, have to say I agree with her on the orgasm front.

  2. Granger says:

    I love the decoded version! It’s so true — once you have a child or two, and you spend all day with somebody hanging off your leg, mauling you whenever you try to sit down for half a minute, and just NEEDING every last bit of energy you have, pretty much the last thing you want once the little ones are in bed is a kiss and cuddle with your beloved husband.

    Of course, Halle has a few advantages over the rest of us poor slobs. For one thing, she doesn’t have to add housecleaning duties to her list of daily time-suckers; and for another, she can leave the kid with a nanny whenever she needs a couple of hours to herself. 8)

  3. bizzibee says:

    she has a point about orgasms… if you don’t know how to get yourself off, how is anyone else going to?

    i realise now i’m in my 40s that masturbation is fun, healthy and very educational. i also wish i’d discovered this fact earlier, and saved myself 20-odd years of (catholic) guilt and shame! :D

  4. Orangeitjulius says:

    I’d have to agree that most men in their 20′s would be more than glad to hit that. Their tongues are still hanging out at that stage and she looks way hotter than most 20 somethings.

  5. ITA says:

    I disagree. Any 20 something year old guy would be happy to hit that. Hell, most of ‘em would hit worse, just to bang one out! Halle looks better than a lot of women half her age, having had a child or not. Look at Kelly Ripa’s abs and tell me you can’t look amazing after 40 and children!

  6. drm says:

    When I was single and 39/40 what used to surprise me was how many guys in their twenties asked me out (I don’t have Halle’s figure either but it ain’t bad…I like it anyway and that is the most important thing of all). I asked one of them once and he said that he liked ‘older women’ because they knew themselves well, didn’t play head games and were a LOT of fun in bed. 8) All sounds good to me. My single state lasted half-way through my 40th year :) I’m now married…and he’s 46.

    When I was 39 I lived with a guy who was 30 for three months and while the sex was amazing there were some ‘gaps’ which it couldn’t make up for, came close though!! :) I like being with someone within 5 years of my own age…and my husband is probably the most amazing guy I have ever met. Whatev I say…if it floats your boat its all good.

  7. Kristin says:

    I’m sorry but the decoded version sounded dumb. Not every mother thinks like that.

  8. lanette says:

    whoever wrote this article is really out of their mind if they think Halle’s baby is hanging off her hip all the time –i am sure she has a nanny or someone who helps her.

    my goodness she has $$ and plenty of it.