Amy Poehler Talks About Sex & Porn in a Refreshing, Empowering Way — LISTEN

Amy Poehler is getting candid about sex and porn in a way I wish everyone would talk about it. She was honest and without an ounce of shame in a no-holds-barred interview with Howard Stern, opening up about everything from the porn she loves to Fifty Shades of Grey. We already got a glimpse at her open revelations about her past drug use and other quotable moments about love and sex in her new autobiography, Yes, Please, but her chat with Stern definitely expanded on them.

When asked about what makes for good sex, she replied, "I think you enjoy it, and you have fun. You’re open-minded, and you feel good about yourself. There’s not a lot of shame or judgment in any of it." And when the conversation shifted to Fifty Shades of Grey (natch), she admitted that she didn't "believe the characters" — mostly because Christian Grey was a young billionaire — but she would potentially try some bondage in the bedroom herself.

After touching on her sexual desires for her co-star Rob Lowe coming out of the shower in The Outsiders and her maybe-date with John Stamos, Poehler got candid about porn. She revealed that she watches both straight and lesbian porn, but she doesn't view anything "too crazy" circulating on the Internet. Ultimately, she says, "I like my porn like my comedy — done by professionals, women who at the top of their game. I like professional ladies who are enjoying themselves. I'm not an amateur person." Coming from Poehler, it's not surprising to see her taking the porn conversation and making it about empowering women. She wants to watch someone who makes porn on their own terms and takes home money at the end of the day, and no one can argue with that mindset.

And as for who she watches porn with? That she kept to herself, but she did say that she and her boyfriend, Nick Kroll, are doing well, and the same goes for her and ex Will Arnett. "I don't think a 10-year relationship constitutes as a failure," she said of her divorce. And there she goes — taking the words out of our mouths, yet again. Listen to her whole interview with Stern below.

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