Pink is unapologetically honest when it comes pretty much every topic in life, so it is in no way surprising that she has no qualms about keeping it totally real when it comes to one of the most sensitive subjects there is: her sex life.
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In a new interview, the three-time Grammy winner opens up about the challenges of being in a monogamous relationship, revealing that she and husband Carey Hart have gone really long stretches of time — like 365 days — without having sex.
“There are moments where I look at [Hart] and he is the most thoughtful, logical, constant … he’s like a rock. He’s a good man. He’s a good dad. He’s just the kind of dad I thought he’d be and then some,” the 38-year-old told The Guardian. “And then I’ll look at him and go: I’ve never liked you. There’s nothing I like about you. We have nothing in common. I don’t like any of the sh-t you like. I don’t ever wanna see you again. Then two weeks later I’m like, ‘Things are going so good, you guys.’”
While some might be shocked by her brashness, Pink’s honesty about the nature of her relationship is refreshing. She is an actual human being, after all, and not just a celebrity robot who pretends their love story is as perfect as the chorus of a Celine Dion song. The singer has always been upfront about her tumultuous relationship with Hart, who she has been with on and off since 2012 and married to since 2006. She has not, however, delved into details about their sex life — until now.
“Then you’ll go through times when you haven’t had sex in a year,” she continued. “‘Is this bed death? Is this the end of it? Do I want him? Does he want me?’ Monogamy is work! But you do the work, and it’s good again.”
While going extended periods of time without sex is not ideal for any relationship, it’s not uncommon. According to a recent Family Circle survey, 36 percent of moms admitted to going a few months without sex — while 32 percent had gone a few years without doing the deed. And that isn’t a good thing, because sex is scientifically proven to be good for marriage. A 2014 study published in The Journal of Gerontology: Series B found that the key to a long and happy marriage is sex. How much sex is enough? According to a 2015 study, couples should be having sex once a week if they want to maximize happiness.
Hart, a former motocross competitor, clearly doesn’t mind his wife of 11 years spilling the beans about their sexual issues. The 42-year-old praised the mother of his two children, daughter Willow, 6, and son Jameson, 9 months, on social media after her no-holds-barred interview and the release of her latest album, “Beautiful Trauma.”
“Congrats to my bad ass wife @pink !!!!! She can do it all,” he wrote on Instagram. “Bad ass biker woman, amazing mother, best friend, and platinum selling artists! Congrats on the amazing album release today, and I can’t wait to see you kick ass on Saturday Night Live tomorrow! Love you baby.”
So while it’s not ideal to take a year off from having sex with your significant other, Pink and Carey are living, breathing proof that it can happen — and that it doesn’t mean your relationship is doomed.
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What Do YOU Think?
Are you surprised by Pink’s brutally honest confession about her marriage and sex life? How long have you and your partner gone without getting busy between the sheets? Do you think it’s healthy for a relationship to go long periods of time without sex?