Hugh Hefner would insist Playboy bunnies use baby oil as lube when having sex
| Last updated
Hugh Hefner would insist Playboy bunnies used baby oil as lube when having sex, a former girlfriend has claimed.
Holly Madison moved into the Playboy Mansion when she was 21 and soon became Hefner's 'number one girlfriend', with their relationship lasting seven years.
In recent years, she has lifted the lid on her time with Playboy founder Hefner, who died in 2017, aged 91.
Speaking on her Girls Next Level podcast – which she hosts alongside another of Hefner's former girlfriends, Bridget Marquardt – Madison said Hef's obsession with baby oil led to yeast infections.
The 42-year-old said: "Hef would use baby oil as lube. I do not recommend this. It is an infection waiting to happen.
"It's disgusting. I don't know what his hang-up was with it.
"It took it to the point where I was constantly irritated by this baby oil because it throws off your pH, so you're constantly going to have yeast infections."
She continued: "I remember talking to the gynaecologist about it and then telling Hef, 'You need to stop using baby oil. I can't use it,' and even telling him the gynaecologist agreed with me, and he would argue with me and be like, 'Well people use baby oil on babies.'
"And I'm like, 'Yeah, on their skin. Not internally. You're not supposed to put it there.'"
Even after making it clear that she didn't want him to use it, Madison said Hefner would continue to apply it without her permission.
She recalled: "It got to the point where I would refuse to use it, but then other people would tell me that he would – in the bedroom – put it on his hand and then put it on me when my back was turned and I didn't know he was doing it.
"It was so foul and so non-consensual and so gross. I had forgotten about that for the longest time but I was reminded of it for some reason and it made me angry all over again."
As you can probably imagine then, sex with Hef was not something the bunnies looked forward to.
"We thought of it as a chore that we had to do or else we'll get kicked out of the house," Madison said. "And everybody just wanted to make it go by as quickly as possible."
The mum-of-two previously opened up about her 'traumatic' experience having sex with Hef for the first time.
"I was wasted," she recalled on the Power: Hugh Hefner podcast in December.
"He was literally pushed on top of me. And after it happened, I was just mortified and embarrassed, and it had way more of an emotional impact on me than I thought it would."