Viagra Left Hugh Hefner Deaf, But He Said He’d ‘Rather Have Sex Than Hearing’

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Hugh Hefner died yesterday in his home aged 91, and one thing he was known for was a more than active sex life.

But in his later years, he had to pop Viagra pills in order to maintain his lifestyle choices, which left him with a serious side effect.

The pills have been linked to sudden sensorineural hearing loss, and left Heff almost completely deaf.

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Hugh’s former lovers Karissa and Kristina Shannon revealed as much to The Sun last year.

They also revealed that Heff was completely okay with his loss of hearing, saying he’d told them he’d rather maintain his sex life than his hearing.

They said:

You have to lean down and talk into his good ear for him to understand you.

We could sit right next to him and he wouldn’t have a clue what we said…

He said he would rather have sex than have his hearing.

It’s not a particularly surprising development, considering it’s Hugh Hefner, the guy is known for is having sex with an extraordinary number of women.

Hugh Hefner died in the Playboy Mansion of natural causes, Playboy Enterprises announced on Wednesday.

Cooper Hefner, Hugh’s son, made this statement:

My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom.

He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history.

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Hugh is survived by his wife Crystal and four children – Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston and Cooper.

Hefner was born in April 1926 in Chicago to a strict religious parents. He was an intelligent child with an IQ supposedly around 152, but his teachers called him ‘unenthusiastic’.

In high school he began a student newspaper and took up various humanitarian causes. He graduated in 1944 where he joined the Army as an infantry clerk and continued writing and drawing cartoons in military newspapers. He was discharged in 1946 and came up with the idea for Playboy.

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After the Army he did a course at the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to the University of Illinois where he edited a campus magazine called Shaft. There he created the ‘Coed of the Month’ section which would later shape his ideas for Playboy.

Hef focused on the issues of personal freedom and wrote a lengthy paper about sex laws in America. Despite struggling after college, Hefner managed to get a job at Esquire copywriting and moved to the offices in New York.

He asked for a $5 raise but was turned down and so Hef left. And then, in 1953, he managed to scrape together the money from family and friends to start Playboy.

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The rest, as we know, is history.

RIP.