If the walls of the Oval Office could speak, we’d surely be shocked to hear of all the secret doings they’ve witnessed over the years. Infidelity and scandal surround almost every presidency.
Here are the top five juicy examples of presidential sexual deviance.
5. Ulysses S. Grant
Standing at only 5 feet seven inches tall, President Grant was said to be abnormally queasy at the sight of blood. He couldn’t even tolerate rare steak; his was always well-done.
He was also apparently squeamish about nudity as he was about blood, and is rumored to have been an early member of the Never Nude club (properly called gymnophobia) whose members are stricken with “a general anxiety about sexuality, from a fear that they are physically inferior, or from a fear that their nakedness leaves them exposed and unprotected.”
According to a biography, Grant wouldn’t even shower in front of his soldiers during the war, where no one could reasonably expect privacy, and went to great lengths to remain covered. Late in life, he was said to have boasted that no one had seen him naked since he was a child. He was married twice and fathered five children, so we presume that his wives were exceptions to the no-nudity rule.
4. Calvin Coolidge
The 30th president grew averse to having sex with his wife, and is the namesake for the phenomenon “The Coolidge Effect,“in which men show sexual interest only when new partners are introduced.
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3. Lyndon B. Johnson
LBJ, the notorious 36th president from Texas, was known for his huge personality. He loved to intimidate people with his crass behavior. He belched, swore, and even held meetings while he was on the toilet.
He also, apparently, had a rather large member that he nicknamed “Jumbo.” He frequently showed Jumbo off to people, had multiple affairs, and even hit on other women in the presence of his wife Lady Bird.
Johnson’s huge wang might be the reason he requested extra crotch room in this hilarious phone call where he’s places an order for pants. Note, too, his use of the word “bunghole” and the huge burp. That’s presidential.
2. Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton’s presidency was rocked by a sex scandal that eventually led to his impeachment. In 1998, a Defense Department employee went public with the fact that the 49-year old president had been involved in a sexual affair with a 22-year old intern named Monica Lewinsky.
Lurid details about the pair were released, including a photograph of a now-famous blue Gap dress that was stained with the president’s semen. The dress was later turned over to the FBI and tested for Clinton’s DNA, although Lewinsky had wanted to preserve it as a souvenir of her relationship with the president.
1. John F. Kennedy
JFK, the 35th president, is known as much for his sexual prowess as his politics. The legendary womanizer had extramarital affairs with scores of beauties including Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Gene Tierney, Jayne Mansfield, stripper Blaze Starr, and a slew of White House employees including intern Mimi Alford.
Kennedy frequently said that he’d get a headache if he didn’t have sex every day, and it doesn’t sound like finding some strange was an issue for the charming and handsome president. From three-ways in the shower to elevator hookups, he had sex in just about every room in the White House.