Bill Maher schools Josh Duggar: You don't have a sexual disorder, "you're just horny"

He was seeking "tall women, short women, long hair, short hair, girl-next-door type, naughty girl type," after all


Scott Eric Kaufman
August 29, 2015 7:15PM (UTC)

Bill Maher concluded "Real Time" last night by attacking the hypocrisy of professional Christian Josh Duggar and his multiple accounts on the cheating website Ashley Madison -- but he also noted that Duggar's "fall" is the result of American's puritanical ideas about sexuality, and that Duggar was a victim of an extremist version of them.

He began by discussing Addyi, which "people have been calling the 'female Viagra.' But no, Addyi is a mood drug, whereas Viagra is for men who still have the desire for sex, but physically can’t. Their penis used to go up like a lightsaber, and now it goes on like hanging Christmas lights."

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Maher noted that it's prescribed for women with "sexual desire disorder," which simply means that they're not sexually attracted to the sole person that society demands they be attracted to -- which brought him to Josh Duggar and his Ashley Madison accounts.

Duggar's problem isn't that he suffers from a sexual dysfunction that requires he enter a rehabilitation clinic, he's "just horny."

"He was seeking tall women, short women, long hair, short hair, girl-next-door type, naughty girl type -- basically anyone who wasn’t breastfeeding in a prairie dress," Maher said. "And he blamed his infidelity on a porn addiction. Josh, dude, you’re just horny. I’d say the genie is out of the bottle, but I’m afraid you’d bang the genie. Or the bottle."

He added that it's bizarre that expressions of heterosexual desire are being policed at this particular junction in American history, given that supposedly non-normative sexual identities are being celebrated.

"Caitlyn Jenner gets up at the ESPYs in a dress with tits and a dick under it, and there’s not a dry eye in the house," he said. "Somehow with gay and transgender people we celebrate -- as we should -- the concept of ‘I am who I am, I was born this way, this is my truth.’ Great. But can we get the same deal for the 95 percent of us?"

Watch the entire segment below via HBO.

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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