Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hugh Hefner Says Tiger Woods Has No Sex Addiction

Back in early December, when the news of what exactly happened with Tiger Woods was still slowly curdling at the top of the milk carton, Hugh Hefner spoke up on Woods. He said, "I don't approve of (his behavior). I just was not surprised by it. The reason that I wasn't surprised is that he’s traveling the world. He's a handsome, young guy and beautiful ladies are throwing themselves at him. You never know the circumstances of a personal relationship or a marriage and how well it worked and I think that the immorality of infidelity is the lie. It isn't really the sex. It's the cheating."

Now, four months later, questions about Tiger are still being tossed Hefner's way, even at his own freaking birthday party. Last week in Las Vegas, someone asked the Playboy creator about Tiger and his sex addiction.

Hefner quickly cleared something up.

This whole idea that it's a sex addiction is a copout. Some people become obsessed with sex, but it's not like an alcohol or drug addiction. He did it because he could get away with it."

Now, I'm sure some people that have suffered through sex addiction would disagree (I distinctly remember this story on Deadspin about a guy that basically couldn't function without sex), but I have to side with Hefner on if Tiger has a problem.

The guy was famous and cocky (no pun intended), and wanted to live his life a certain way. That said, it wasn't like he was addicted to the sex, more so the lifestyle.


Mel said...

People keep using the phrase "women would be throwing themselves at him" but from what we have heard it sounds as though Tiger was actively seeking them out.

Vince Spence said...

Takes two to tango...

Patricia Hannigan said...

As is often the case when the topic is human sexual behavior Mr. Hefner has this one right.

Basically "Sex Addiction" is a diagnosis was that was created by couples therapists to try bridge the gap between women and men... because women and men just don't see sex... and its repercussions... in the same way. And that can be difficult, especially when your married.

I'm not going to speculate about the Woods marriage but I'm inclined to think it was like most marriages... except that Tiger had certain opportunities that don't present themselves in most marriages.

I think just about everyone understands this on some level, whether they're willing to admit it or not.

Andrea Knight said...

Wow, will you look at those Bunnies. Is it a requirement for them to have breast implants before becoming a Playboy girl? Just asking.

Celeste Atkins said...

To Andrea, I think it's their own choice to have breast implants. I mean I'm sure Hugh Hefner doesn't require it but it's an advantage if they have big boobies because it adds to their appeal.

Calvin Kingston said...

Well, I think these girls must be working hard real good because their bodies are just simply amazing.