I POPPED HUGH HEFNER’S CHERRY
HE may have been the man who helped usher in the sexual revolution – but Hugh Hefner didn’t lose his own virginity until he was 22!
And the woman who took it last night paid tribute to the man she says was “the best goddamned f** k I ever had!”
Gladys Yearsley was just 18 and liv ing in Illinois when the “smooth but awkward” Hef seduced her after a drive- in movie.
Now 87, she recalled: “We went to see Red River, a Western. On the way home, Hef said, ‘ Say, do you wanna make whoopee?’ I had no idea what that meant.
Ding- a- ling
“But when he got his ding- a- ling- out, I kinda guessed. He’d been to a drugstore and gotten himself a sheath.
“Well, by jiminy, from what my kinda fast girlfriends had told me, I expected it to be a sore disappointment. But Hef was gentle – a bit clumsy, but gentle.
“Hell, that was the best goddamned f** k I ever had!
“I never told my husband about it. Never told anyone about it, truth be told.
“But now that Hef’s gone, I think it’s OK. I’m glad to say I’m the lady who popped Hugh Hefner’s cherry.”
Five years after he had sex with Gladys, and no doubt emboldened by the encounter, Hefner went on to found Playboy and a publishing empire that soon made him a multi- millionaire.
He married three times and reputedly had thousands of sexual conquests.
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