07/25/2013 01:32 pm ET Updated Jul 25, 2013

Shirley Jones Reveals Anti-Aging Secret On 'Katie' -- Masturbation

"C'mon, get happy" indeed, Mrs. Partridge!

Better known as The Partridge Family momager in the 1970s musical sitcom, actress Shirley Jones revealed her anti-aging secret on Katie Couric's talk show Wednesday. And the answer left Couric and her audience in a state of shock.

"Masturbation," the 79 year old said simply.

This isn't the first time the actress has talked openly about her sex life. Her new book, "Shirley Jones: A Memoir," details her tumultuous 20-year-long romance with former husband, actor Jack Cassidy. The couple had a threesome with a woman named Jean, Jones writes.

To hear why Jones thinks masturbation has kept her feeling young, watch the video above.

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