Jane Fonda has no desire for a sexual relationship, but if she did, she'd want a younger man

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-  Actress Jane Fonda at the American Cinematheque's new 4K restoration world premiere of "F.T.A." with Jane Fonda. Photographed by Amanda Edwards
- Actress Jane Fonda at the American Cinematheque's new 4K restoration world premiere of "F.T.A." with Jane Fonda. Photographed by Amanda Edwards
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The 83-year-old actress and activist has said she isn’t interested in finding a partner and wouldn’t mind if she never has sex ever again. “I have no desire to be in a relationship, a sexual relationship, again. I don’t have that desire,” she told Haper’s Bazaar magazine.

But the ‘Grace and Frankie’ star also revealed she does fantasise about sex and thinks she would be willing to get intimate with a man if she could find a younger man who wants to be with her. “Do I fantasise? Yes, that I meet a professor or a researcher, somebody in that line who is really capable of loving, of cherishing a woman, so that I could test myself and see if I could show up,” she adds.

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“I think maybe now I could, but the problem is that, like a man, I would want a younger man. Isn’t that awful? It’s a thing about skin. I would want a younger man, and I’m too vain. What I’ve had to really think about is that I’m not really capable of intimacy,” she continues. The actress adds that her past relationships are not to blame for her lack of intimacy. “It’s not them. It’s me. If a guy had come along and said, ‘Come on, Fonda, show up,’ I would have run away scared.”

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“I was attracted to men who never would have done that to me because they couldn’t necessarily show up themselves. I didn’t know that at the time, but now I know. I don’t think I can do anything about it now, but that’s the truth, as Lily would say. That’s the truth.” To explain her chameleonic behaviour in relationships, she lets us know why she got into relationships before, “Part of the reason I get into a relationship with a man is because I feel that he can take me down a new path.”

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