Sharon Stone talks of sex 'blossoming with age'

Sharon Stone has claimed that growing older has had a marked impact on many aspects of her life - and particularly what she gets up to between the sheets.

The 55-year-old Hollywood star - known for her sultry roles in hit films such as Basic Instinct and Casino - has told New You magazine that her desires have changed as the years have gone by.

She stated: "As women, we understand our bodies and there's a blossoming that occurs [with sex]. We're hungry for gourmet meals instead of the fast food."

The blonde beauty explained women bring a more expansive understanding of themselves, others and life in general as they get older, adding they also tend to become both more generous and assertive.

Such comments indicate females continue to place a great emphasis on sex - and condoms - whatever their age, with the experience they gain resulting in bedroom antics taking on a different meaning for them.