London: Sting’s 21-year-old claim about ‘five hours of tantric sex’ was a drunken boast, according to wife Trudie Styler.
While she poured scorn on the idea they were ‘doing it all day long’, she pointedly stopped short of saying he had lied about the yoga-related practice, the Daily Mail reported.
“Sting said that 21 years ago. He has just turned 60, and I imagine [the tantric story] will carry on going until he drops,” she said.
“Do you know who I blame for that? Bob Geldof. Him and Sting had gone to do an interview with a rock journalist, and the interview turned into a drinking session.”
“At one point, the journalist asked how long they could go for, and Geldof said he was a three-minute man, but, as Sting did yoga, he could probably go for hours. And Sting said “Well, haven’t you heard of tantric sex?”
Sting went on to explain what tantric sex is all about.
“So Sting explained that it is all about being intimate, about caring for your partner, really engaging in intimacy before you, you know… have sex. And that’s the premise of tantra, really. It’s simply engagement with your partner.”
“I like the theatre of sex...I don’t think pedestrian sex is very interesting”
Styler said that she ‘slightly’ wished her husband had never mentioned tantric sex during the 1990 interview.
“At the time I thought it was very amusing but it sort of became a cause celebre. The tantric hours got extended and suddenly, I was doing it all day long. Well, if only!” she added.