Gwyneth Paltrow Wants You to Know That She Has Sex

She may eat clean, but Gwyneth Paltrow is all about getting down and dirty, too.

The actress, who graces the cover of Self ‘s May 2016, issue, proudly boasts about enjoying sex while being a mom to the publication. Speaking with the magazine about balancing being a businesswoman and a mother, Paltrow, 43, muses about accepting a woman’s sexuality.

“We have this idea that you can’t be a mother and a businesswoman and like to have sex!” she says. “How is an intelligent woman a sexual being? It’s really hard to integrate those things.”

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She continues, after a slight pause and shrug, “Like, ‘Gwyneth has sex? Really?’ It doesn’t seem to go together. But I think it’s important, as mothers and as women contributing to society in whatever way we each are, that our true sexuality doesn’t get lost or put aside.”

Paltrow, who split from Chris Martin in 2014 after 10 years of marriage, is now dating Glee and Scream Queens co-creator Brad Falchuk. For her, being in her 40s is all about having fun and enjoying while knowing what your responsibilities are.

“It’s a fantastic age,” she says. “You can still find yourself at a party at 3 a.m., but you also know enough about who you are and how that informs the choices you make. It’s like, I’m good! I’m not going to strive to be anyone else or please anybody else.”