Trudi Styler: ‘The tantric sex sessions with Sting are a myth’

The Police man's wife admits that the boast was brought about after a dig from Bob Geldof

Fashion designer Trudi Styler, who is married to Sting, has revealed that the longstanding myth that they frequently engaged in 24-hour long tantric sex sessions are a myth.

It has long been talked about The Police frontman and his wife would engage in such sessions, but Styler has now revealed that the whole thing was a myth that began after a dig from Bob Geldof.

Speaking to The Sun, Styler said that the rumour came from an interview Sting and Geldof did together years ago. She told the paper: “Geldof said he was a three-minute man, but, as Sting did yoga, he could probably go for hours. Sting then added, ‘Haven’t you heard of tantric sex’? It sort of became a cause célèbre. The tantric hours got extended and, suddenly, I was doing it all day long. Well, if only.”


Styler added that she believed the myth that would still go on existing as it had been going for over 20 years already.

She added: “Sting said that 21 years ago. He has just turned 60, and I imagine the tantric story will carry on going until he drops.”


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