Charlie Sheen confesses his sex life is difficult saying: “I couldn’t get laid in a women’s Prison”.
He took the ‘brave’ step of publicly admitting he was HIV positive in November.
And though he’s putting his star status behind the launch of the brand new Lelo Hex condom, Charlie Sheen has admitted he’s struggling to get ‘laid’.
Speaking at a press conference in the Westbury Hotel on Thursday, the actor, 50, explained he wasn’t dating and was concentrating on family instead, although he insisted he’d find it hard to have sex in a ‘women’s prison’.
Raising the matter of his private life at the event, the Hotshots star said: ‘I’m not dating, I’m spending a lot of time with my family. Right now I couldn’t get laid in a women’s prison with a handful of condoms.’
With the actor adding: ‘It doesn’t give me a great opening line: “Hey, I’ve got HIV – busy later?”
However, Charlie – who confirmed the sexually transmitted virus in November 2015 – said although his humour is inescapable, he wanted to impress the idea of being ‘responsible’.
‘It is what it is, and I don’t want to make light of it,’ He explained. ‘But it changes the whole approach on it, because it’s no longer about my interests and my folly, it’s about the other person.’
‘It’s about protecting them and just being open and responsible.’
Charlie went public with his HIV positive status in November- a move he was forced to make after reports in the media that an unnamed high profile actor had been diagnosed the with virus. He spoke of how he had been pleased that the publicity around his diagnosis had increased internet searches for HIV, as people sought information on how to avoid it. And, he said, while people still want to be just like him, they do not want to have his HIV status. ‘There’s an odd combination now, people still want to be like me or experience my life, but there’s a little detail they want no part of,’ he said.
‘So they can avoid that by using this.’
Lelo Hex is a new condom brand, which was created in order to address the most common complaints people have with condoms – that they reduce pleasure, slip frequently and break too easily.
Rather than regular latex, it is made from hundreds of tiny hexagons – like a wire mesh or a spider’s web. Lelo claims the new material makes it virtually impossible to break – and as it clings to the person wearing it, it doesn’t slip or reduce sensation.
The new condom is also said to be the first step forward since the reservoir tip – the bulge at the end of the condom – was invented. Sheen hopes the new contraceptive will reduce the stigma around condoms and prevent STIs from being spread.
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