Celebrities often have a hard time keeping their private life private considering there are photographers following them everywhere they go, and people are always spilling their secrets to the tabloids for a pay day. While a lot of people, celebrities included, prefer to stick to the philosophy "never kiss and tell", others take every opportunity they can to brag about their sexual conquests.
A-list actors, and rock stars on tour are constantly tempted by beautiful women who will do anything to sleep with them. It's understandable that a lot of them will indulge from time to time. But some go a lot further than the occasional one night stand, and actually sleep with every woman who shows the tiniest bit of interest. The fact that their behaviour might sometimes border on an unhealthy level of sex addiction isn't really a concern.
Male celebrities especially operate under the assumption that sleeping with a lot of women is something to be proud of. The number doesn't really matter, as long as it's safe and consensual, but why do some celebs feel the need to brag about their sexual adventures, while other keep that info private? Exhibitionism, maybe? Whatever the reason, here are 10 celebs who've bragged publicly about their extensive sexual experiences.
10 Lindsay Lohan
According to Lindsay Lohan, the list of her supposed sexual conquests was never supposed to go public. She claimed making the list was part of the fifth step in AA at the Betty Ford Clinic, and someone on the production team for her OWN show, Lindsay, must have taken a picture, and leaked it. Some of the people on the list, like Justin Timberlake and Zac Efron, never commented on its accuracy, while others chose to yell from the rooftops that it was a complete lie (James Franco). Either way, we'll probably never know if it was real or if it was just a publicity stunt to promote her reality show.
9 Bill Wyman
Former Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman had plenty of opportunities to sleep with women while on the road, and he took every chance he got. Maxim magazine ranked him number 10 in their "Living Legends of Sex" list. In an interview with The Guardian, Wyman said "Yeah, cos you used to have three or four a night sometimes. In Australia, the girls used to stay outside all night long. Me and Brian used to look out of the windows, cos we shared a suite, and we would ask the night porter to go out and get the one in the striped thing and the one in the shorts next to her, and they'd come up, and you'd spend a couple of hours with them and say bye and give 'em a kiss, and then about half an hour later you'd say, 'That one in the red dress.'"
8 Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson has never been shy about his penchant for younger women. He dated Lara Flynn Boyle who was 33 years his junior, and he even tried his hand at wooing Jennifer Lawrence after she won her Best Actress Oscar. His exact number of sexual conquests is hazy, as he's said himself, "Hell, I don't count," but if the rumors are true it's hovering around 2000. He has a reputation as a ladies man and prolific party animal, and he's proud of it, once bragging, "I’ve dated all the women, I’ve done all the drugs and I’ve drunk every drink."
7 Warren Beatty
78-year-old Warren Beatty has been married to Annette Bening for 23 years, but before that he was known as one of the biggest players in Hollywood. He had numerous high profile relationships with stars like Madonna, Brigitte Bardot, Jackie Onassis, and Carly Simon (whose song, "You're So Vain" was loosely based on him). According to celebrity biographer, Peter Biskind, Beatty slept with close to 13,000 women, a number he arrived at via “simple arithmetic,” which of course is "give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on.” Beatty's conquests have described him as "insatiable" and a "women collector".
6 Wilt Chamberlain
7 ft 1 NBA star, Wilt Chamberlain was never interested in settling down and having children, but that didn't mean he wasn't interested in women. He himself reported that he'd been with over 20,000 women. The number was of course a rough estimate based on a 10 day vacation he spent in Hawaii where he slept with 23 women. Despite the fact that he enjoyed pursuing a new woman every day, Chamberlain also said, "With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I've found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying."
5 Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is well known for his hard partying, drug addicted, womanizing ways, and he's never apologized for it. He especially enjoys high class hookers, and yet he still managed to marry one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood - Denise Richards. Unfortunately their marriage didn't last because he thought saying to her "you're definitely one of the hottest 1000 or so women I've banged," was a compliment. During his most recent very public meltdown, Sheen bragged about the two adult film stars who were living with him, who he called his "goddesses".
4 Russell Brand
Katy Perry's ex has always been open about his past issues with addiction, including sex addiction. Russell Brand has slept with numerous high profile celebrities, including Kate Moss, Geri Halliwell, and Courtney Love. He also reveled in his book, "My Booky Wook", that he slept with various Big Brother UK contestants during the time period he was hosting the after show. There's never a time or place too inappropriate for Brand to mention his sex life either. At one event, while introducing the Dalai Lama, he referred to himself as the "Shagger of the Year".
3 Gene Simmons
The lead singer of KISS, Gene Simmons was always known as a ladies man. He has been with Shannon Tweed for over 20 years now (married for four), but there has always been the question of his fidelity. His inability to be faithful was part of the reason the couple didn't get married until 2011, and it was a subject discussed often on their A&E reality show, Family Jewels. During a radio interview for NPR, he was asked about his claim to have slept with 4,600 women and he responded, "if you want to welcome me with open arms, I'm afraid you're also going to have to welcome me with open legs."
2 Winston Bennett
Another famous NBA womanizer was Winston Bennett. In his book, "Fight For Your Life" Bennett admits that he was addicted to sex, and often let his womanizing get in the way of what was most important - his career and his family. He lost his job as assistant coach of the Boston Celtics in part because of sexual misconduct. His wife, Peggy, has miraculously stuck by him through countless scandals, and they both attribute their success as a couple to their devotion to Jesus Christ.
1 Simon Cowell
Not only did American Idol and X-Factor creator, Simon Cowell sleep with his good friend's wife, but he also got her pregnant. But she wasn't the first woman to fall into Cowell's bed. He's admitted he used to sleep with 2 women a week during his prime, which adds up to possibly 2000 women. One woman, Alicia Douvall, claimed she and Cowell had sex 11 times in one night and "every time we had sex he would analyse my performance just like a judge on the TV and say how there could be an improvement next time.”