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Jenny McCarthy's Rules for 'Love, Lust and Faking It'

Actress-turned-author Jenny McCarthy stopped by The Grove to chat with "Extra's" Mario Lopez about her new book, "Love, Lust and Faking It: The Naked Truth about Sex, Lies, and True Romance."

"I thought 'Should I write a harlequin novel or should I write my own experiences on love and disastrous sex stories?'" McCarthy explained. "The latter won. I wrote all my disaster stories."

Mario asked Jenny what she thinks the differences are between what men want and what women want. "Our first priority is to find love, find Prince Charming, where guys' first priority is really to get lucky, so to speak," she replied. "You go to a bar, we're looking for our husband, you guys are looking for a good night."

McCarthy said role playing could be a way to spice things up, but talking dirty is better. "If [role playing] gets dangerous, I think its wrong, and I think dressing up is a little corny, but I think sometimes dirty talk is fun, like 'Oh my god, somebody is watching!'"

As for her breakup with Jim Carrey, McCarthy attributed their amicability to the fact they both got out of it before it got too bad. "Get out before it gets ugly, before it turns into hate. As soon as you have that first kind of 'Aha' moment, do an inquiry into the relationship; see if it can be worked on. If it doesn't work, bow out."

"Love, Lust and Faking It: The Naked Truth about Sex, Lies, and True Romance" is on sale now.

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