Gwyneth Paltrow: You can be a mom and businesswoman and have sex, too

Gwyneth Paltrow is on a quest to prove that despite being a fabulously beautiful, famous and award-winning actress that she's like one of us regular folk.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, who doesn't look exhausted at all.

Sometimes this works. Sometimes, not so much. Today's entry: an interview with Self magazine about her new cookbook, Goop, her kids, being in her 40s and — embracing her sexuality.

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"We have this idea that you can't be a mother and a businesswoman and like to have sex!" says Paltrow in the interview. "How is an intelligent woman a sexual being? It’s really hard to integrate those things."

She then turns it personal: "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."

Can't deny that: We should all embrace that everyone contains multitudes.

Paltrow, 43, says her company employs men ("we have two," she says), "But I do love working with women," she added. "I love working with mothers. Mothers take care of business!"


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She also discussed her struggle with relaxation. "I have yet to meet someone who isn’t burdened with hyper-responsibility," she said. "Everyone is suffering from this sense of 'I have to do it all and I have to do it perfectly.' It’s all my friends, all my colleagues: We try to do everything to such a high standard. And I'm like, Where did we get this from? Because I'm [expletive] exhausted!"

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Now, that's a sentiment we can all get behind.

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