Salma Hayek refuses to have sex "every day."

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

The 49-year-old actress may have been happily married to her spouse François-Henri Pinault since 2009 but she's admitted their sweat sessions beneath the sheets are only occasional otherwise it'll slowly destroy their chemistry.

She explained to Red magazine: "Sex is not the key to a happy marriage, but it's a side effect. Although not every day! If it's every day, it loses its charm. It's so important to maintain your chemistry. You have to continue to laugh, explore, have fun with each other and have romance."

And, although the brunette beauty - who has eight-year-old daughter Valentina with her spouse - likes to limit the amount of times she gets frisky in the bedroom, Salma makes it her mission to feel "sexy" every single day.

She said: "Even though I struggle every moment with my own judgement of my body, I'm in touch with myself. I try to be really aware of every muscle. It is sexy.

"Sexuality, what other people see in you, is enjoying your body. Involve your senses in your life, and you will become sexy. Dance, and not to look good. If you dance terribly, still dance. I'm a diver, and I think this is the most sensual thing. It's liberating to move in the water, to float, to observe things that you cannot control, to be in touch with your breathing. I find that sexy.

"It might in the moment not look sexy, but this interaction with life makes you sexy. And even if you're on a diet, enjoy your food - please! It's a very Latin point of view."

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