Forever Russian President Vladimir Putin let an interesting piece of information slip in a recent interview with Russia Today. No, it had nothing to do with the missile defense dispute -- that's not fun! It's about his sex life! Putin inadvertently let it be known that he likes himself some group sex. Orgies. Menage a infinities. Well, he doesn't, "he" does. Okay, I'll stop being cryptic, here's what the politician said:
"Of course, people are allowed to do whatever they want to do, as long as it's legal. You know some fans of group sex say it’s better than one-on-one because, like in any team, you don’t need to hit the ball all the time."
"Some fans." Ha! Sure, Putin. In other news, could you imagine if Obama said this?
There would be chaos, mass hysteria, a media meteor storm! Politicians in the United States have certainly said some asinine things over the years (here's lookin' at you, Todd Akin), but there's no way one of them would ever dare to make a statement like this. It's common knowledge that news outlets would have a field day with him or her. It could be potentially career-ending.
But ... why? Who cares what freaky sex stuff politicians are into on their off-time (within reason, guys -- not sure if Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties are within reason)? As long as it isn't hurting anybody, what's it to us? As long as the job they're doing isn't affected by their "orgies" and whatnot, is it our business? And, no, I'm not saying everyone thinks Putin is doing a good job -- I'm saying, for the most part, the two things should be treated separately.
Just hearing the words "group sex" come out of Barack Obama's or Mitt Romney's mouth would send the United States into a collective tizzy. It's kind of crazy when you think about it. Does your sex life affect your job? Probably not.
Anyway, it's a hilarious statement nonetheless. And a ridiculous one to boot. I always love the usage of the third person for the first person. The ol' "I have this 'friend' ..." Putin, if you're into multiple partners during your sexy time, that's all you, dude. But you do know that this is fantastic fodder for Pussy Riot, right?
Do you think we should be all up in politicians' sex lives (if it's not affecting their work)?
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