The actress got personal about rediscovering intimacy after becoming a parent.
Kate Hudson stopped by the Barnes & Noble in New York City’s Union Square to talk about her brand new book Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body, and E! News had a chat with the first-time author.
Because a chapter of her book focuses on “rediscovering pleasure,” Hudson was candid about her experience embracing her sensuality after childbirth.
“Hormones are a funny thing. You have to sort of let it happen,” she said. “That’s hopefully another book that I’ll get into [it] more in-depth.”
The Almost Famous star said that the experience of having kids shifts priorities, but it’s important to explore “your femininity and your sexuality, not necessarily giving it away. It’s more about what it feels like, that sort of flirtatious openness that you can feel, to have fun and sort of feel sexy. It’s important.”
The 36-year-old actress, who has sons with ex-husband Chris Robinson and ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy, also stated that parenthood is a totally unique experience for everyone, even on the biological level. “All women are so different. Some their sex drive is just gone. Some it amplifies and men are like, ‘Hey, you’re terrifying me.’ Hormonally, you just never know how you’re going to react,” she said.
For the movie star, parenthood brought about a new sense of intimacy, but not sexuality…at first. “For me, personally, I think that there’s sort of this great little bubble that you go into after you have a baby where both mom and dad sort of experience—and I don’t mean this in a negative way, I mean this in a very positive way—[kids] shift the balance off-kilter of the home… Some things do kind of get put to the side.”
Hudson made it clear, that although sex is important, that particular chapter in her book is “not necessarily about sex as much as it is about your sensuality and feeling connected.”