In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Sting and Trudie Styler said a “tawdry” menu of sexual behavior has kept their connection thriving throughout a 30-year-long relationship.
The couple discussed the benefits of separation on their marriage and explained that reunion sex is the best kind:
“We don’t get bored,” Styler says. “Being apart juices the relationship,” Sting explains. “When we see each other, it’s romance. I don’t think pedestrian sex is very interesting. There’s a playfulness we have; I like the theater of sex. I like to look good. I like her to dress up. I like to dress her up.” What’s the most romantic thing they’ve ever done for each other? “Romantic? We like tawdry.”
It’s not all dirty shagging, though, as Sting explains. He said that even after three decades, her presence is thrilling to him:
“Relationships aren’t easy, and I don’t think they’re particularly natural, but we’re lucky because we actually like each other,” he said. “We love each other–that’s a given–but Trudie lights my world up when she comes into a room. I don’t take her for granted.”