- Sherri Shepherd, 55, dished on sex after 50.
- The talk show host said life in the bedroom is “amazing” later in life.
- “You know why? Because you take your time,” she said.
With her new, upcoming talk show Sherri, Sherri Shepherd wants to help women her age feel seen—and know it’s never too late to enjoy life, she recently told Entertainment Tonight. That includes enjoying time in the bedroom, because according to her, sex after 50 is “amazing.”
The actress and comedian, 55, has been married twice and recently told Yahoo! Life that she’s currently “dating around.” Regardless of her relationship status, she’s excited to feel confident and empowered by pleasure.
“Sex after 50 is amazing,” she said. “You know why? Because you take your time. There’s no Energizer bunnies going on after 50. After 50, you know what you want and you’re not afraid to say it.”
The confidence that she has acquired with age coincides with an acceptance of her body, she told Yahoo!, which is ever-changing. “I always like my body. I like my body when it had rolls on it. I like my body when my stomach is tight,” she said. “I got lingerie in a size XX, XL, and I felt sexy. I have lingerie in a size medium, and I feel sexy. Sexy is not the way your body looks, sexy is how you feel inside.”
Another piece of wisdom Shepherd has learned over the years is the willingness and ability to say no—in all types of situations, the bedroom included. “I’m at the point where I don’t mind saying no,” she explained. “Older to me is not a negative. Older is a positive. When Captain Sully landed that plane in the Hudson River, he wasn’t 30—he was older. There’s a lot of stuff that you get when you’re older and I’ve learned to forgive more. I’ve learned to not let people bother me. So older is really a plus and don’t let anybody tell you it’s not.”
And her life is a perfect example of that—she’s living out her dream of hosting her own talk show at 55. “It’s not over,” she said. “It’s just the beginning.”
Sherri premieres on daytime television on September 12.