- Actress Julia Fox said she doesn’t crave sex with men during an episode of the podcast “High Low with EmRata.”
- Fox said she feels “desensitized” to sex after working as a dominatrix.
- She said being objectified from a young age influenced her views around sex.
Actress Julia Fox said she isn’t interested in sex with men during her appearance on model Emily Ratajkowski’s new podcast “High Low with EmRata.”
During the episode, the “Uncut Gems” actress talked about being a mother and her relationship to men and sex. She was previously married to Peter Artemiev, with whom she shares her 1-year-old son. Now that she’s single following a brief relationship with rapper Kanye West, Fox told Ratajkowski she’s not interested in sexual or romantic relationships with men.
Both Fox and Ratajkowski both lamented over their experiences dating men. While Ratajkowski said the only thing she misses about dating is the sex, Fox said she doesn’t even care about that because she’s “desensitized” to sex.
“It’s not thrilling for me,” Fox said, adding she’d much rather take ayahuasca, a tea brewed with the psychedelic drug DMT, and “see God.”
Fox said sex “always has been one-sided” for her, and she “doesn’t see the point” in engaging if she doesn’t need anything from the other person.
Fox, who is 32, said she views sex as transactional after working as a dominatrix as a teenager, when she would role play as a nurse or torture clients at their request for $250 an hour.
She said she’s had to disassociate during previous sexual experiences with men as a survival mechanism.
“I pretty much, in my teens, learned that I was a commodity and that I can get money or resources from men, so then it just became this game of, OK, how do I become more desirable so I could get more money and I could be like that bitch,” Fox told Ratajkowski. “It’s still them giving me the power. It’s not my own power, you know? So it’s a humiliating kind of position to be in, or humbling, rather.”
Now, Fox is focusing on raising her son and completing creative projects that bring self-fulfillment, like her memoir. She also told Ratajkowski she’s considering making an album.