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INTERVIEW FAB: Alicia Keys DISHES On "Experimental SEX" & Her Fave Position With Swizz Beatz & More

 

Alicia Keys recently sat for a revealing interview with British import Amanda de Cadenet for "The Conversation." Get the deets on her views about natural childbirth, breastfeeding and trying new things in bed inside....

 

On "The Conversation," executive produced by Demi Moore and hosted by Amanda de Cadenet,  Alicia Keys spoke candidly about giving birth to Egypt naturally, sex, her body image and a host of other intimate subjects.

Here are the highlights:

On her body image
Well, I think that we as females are like the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures on the world and I think that we’re gorgeous no matter what size that we are. In fact, I personally think that we are more beautiful when we are a bit thicker, bigger and more robust. I just think it’s gorgeous. Even seeing older sculptures from past centuries and you see the women very thick and very beautiful and I personally, think it’s really, really gorgeous. I’m grateful that I actually feel like that because I think that a lot of us feel as though we have to be some little, tiny size in order to be beautiful. It’s like, we’re beautiful not because of what size we are, we’re beautiful because of how your mind works and you’re beautiful because you have this gorgeous heart and that comes from way more than you fitting in some size two dress. And we’re beautiful because of all these things that come up and tumble out of us and that’s beautiful because I just always feel like I love being a woman. I really love it.

Then there’s the other side of being body consciousness, age consciousness, which I think is another one ridiculously pressed upon women, whereas men can become old, refined and gray and they are suddenly so handsome. But a woman becomes gray and she’s old and that’s so not true.

What I’ve noticed is that I find almost an obsession with older women because there’s like a confidence level there I really look forward to achieving.

On how her body has changed after she had her son
I think that it’s changed in so many ways. I was thinking about this the other day; we were just saying that your body does things that it would have never done before. It’s a miracle and incredible; bones and structures of your body move to new places! It’s like how?

Then I also breastfed; I don’t know if it’s a total myth but when you breast feed you kind of lose weight quicker.

On breastfeeding
I loved it. Well, there were a couple of things no one told you. I took this whole class too which I thought was really good because I think a lot of people think you’re just supposed to have this natural instinct that’s suppose to happen out of thin air. There’s a technique to learn and if you don’t know it, it’s not your fault. I was glad I did that because I felt kind of prepared a little bit. The whole engorgement thing, no one mentioned that part.

I remember I was in the bed and I couldn’t move because it hurts and there is no way around it. I delivered naturally and I kept asking myself, “What is wrong with you”? You spent hours and hours in labor and delivered naturally but you can’t take some [milk coming in.] They skipped that part; they didn’t tell me about that one.

On how she chose her son’s name Egypt
Well, Egypt was a really big important trip for me in my life. It came at a certain point where I had been working just endlessly and I really had no idea what it was to take a true vacation and it came to a place where I just really needed it or be on the verge of a break down. So when I went, it was such an uplifting, eye opening, historic, powerful and re-genitive experience that I hold a very fond place for Egypt. So when it came to naming our baby, I fell in love with it, we both loved it and decided like months before he was born.

On her decision to go to Egypt alone

At that time I just wanted to get away so badly that I was excited to be by myself. I think it’s something important because I think when you go places with people, you’re concerned about if they are having a good time or do they like the food I like or are they happy with this restaurant?

I would read my book in the little café that I went and the guy would come up to me and be like, “Are you waiting for someone?” and I’m like, “No, we’re here.” It was really liberating.

On her favorite position [random question]
Any and all sex positions. I happen to be a traditional kind of girl. I’m also experimental; we can have fun.

What would you tell your 14-year-old self?
Reel it in. Come back. Don’t go so fast. Honestly, you don’t want to get there that fast. You think you want to get there that fast; you do, we all do but you don’t because once you’re there you’re like, “Damn, now I got to be here and I can’t be back here.”

 

Interesting show indeed.....no mad at being extra open with your husband. *snaps*

 

Watch Alicia spit wisdom about finances & sex positions here:

Picture source: Demi Moore's Twitter

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lately she's been looking a

lately she's been looking a little tired, and wore out, maybe she should hire a nanny to get some sleep, she does not look well. and for the mayweather fight last weekend her husband was here in vegas with a whole bunch of bitches, love alicia but I don't think this marriage is good for her....
REd's picture

She is in the studio

She is in the studio finishing up #5.
Anonymous's picture

I adore Alicia Keys and this

I adore Alicia Keys and this interview reminds me why!! She's beautiful and famous, but she's real and relateable. I love that she answered the sex question with no hesitation!
Devin's picture

I love Alicia! She is such an

I love Alicia! She is such an empowered woman and a gifted ARTIST. Her music is so GOOD. Love all her CD's and I always had the feeling that having a child would make her a better musician. Alicia can also express herself so well. LOVE HER!
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AGREED

AGREED
Anonymous's picture

I still don't understand how

I still don't understand how a beautiful, smart and talented woman like Alicia ended up with Swizz Cheatz. Oh well...she seems very happy.
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It happened and we all make

It happened and we all make mistakes. I stick to the postive. I agree with her on what she said about finances. That should be something that is reinforced in every school. We wouldn't be in the trouble we're in if basic financial education was taught in highschool (this coming from someone who has made many mistakes before finally getting some financial education).
Anonymous's picture

I like what she said about

I like what she said about the finances its so true, my grandmother taught me how to write a check however saving I wasnt taught because we couldnt, I had to teach myself that, its a struggle but I know I never want to rob Peter to pay Paul ever in my life again...
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I bet they experiment in role

I bet they experiment in role reversal! IJS. And I'm sorry for anyone that disagrees but breastfeeding is supposed to come natural. How do you think women were feeding their babies before enfamil and breastfeeding classes? Instinct!
Anonymous's picture

It doesn't mean it have to

It doesn't mean it have to come naturally just because that's how it was done back then. Child birth doesn't come natural. Some women can't push out a baby. I breastfed my children and they just didn't latch on instinctively. I had to guide them.
Anonymous's picture

First part of your comment is

First part of your comment is crazy. And No breastfeeding does not come naturally to all women. My sister has worked as a delivery room nurse for ten years now and she says about 1/3 of mothers or more need extensive coaching to teach them how to breastfeed.
Anonymous's picture

The headline is actually a

The headline is actually a bit misleading. The majority of the article is about body image, not sex.
Anonymous's picture

Agreed....and the only reason

Agreed....and the only reason I decided to read it. I'm tryin' to see how she get down so I can picture the wild things I could do to her in my head....ah well.
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Now you get to think about

Now you get to think about engorgement and natural birth! ; )
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