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article imageElvis Presley was great in bed, says ex-girlfriend

By JohnThomas Didymus     Jan 7, 2012 in Entertainment
According to Linda Thompson, a longtime girlfriend of Elvis Presley, the superstar was great in bed. Linda, who dated Elvis for four years, responded to a question about Presley's skills in bed, saying he had "serious skills."
TMZ reports that Thompson was leaving a restaurant when she was asked about Presley's sexual prowess.
According to TMZ, one of Elvis' other former girlfriends, Anne Helm, also testified to the singer's bed skills, saying he "really liked sex."
Testimonies about Elvis' sex skills and prowess from his relationships have, however, been conflicting. One of Elvis Presley's girlfriends during the early years of his career Natalie Wood, once responded to a columnist's question about her romance with Elvis, saying, "He can sing but can't do much else." Although some of his girl friends such as Anne Helm, said he was good in bed, it seems that Presley's sexual prowess was exaggerated to match his public image as a "sex symbol." Some of his early girlfriends Judy Spreckels and June Juanico , said he never had sex with them. Byron Raphael with Alanna Nash, in their In Bed with Elvis, published on Playboy Magazine in 2005, said, "He was far more interested in heavy petting and panting and groaning" and "he would never put himself inside one of these girls.. and within minutes he’d be asleep." This claim seems confirmed by Playboy star and actress June Wilkinson, who claimed that when Elvis invited her to his hotel suite, he sat her on the bed and sang for two hours, and "that was it."
Another woman who knew Elvis, Peggy Lipton, said he was "virtually impotent," and blamed his "impotence" on his boyishness and heavy drug abuse. Cassandra Peterson ("Elvira"), one of Elvis's one night stands, says all they did was talk. His wife Priscilla Presley , has also admitted that Elvis was not "overtly sexually active."
Peter Guralnick , in book Last Train to Memphis, sums up the impression of Elvis's sexuality that has often been expressed: "...he wasn't really interested [in sex]. What he liked to do was to lie in bed and watch television and eat and talk [with the girls] all night..."
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