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."

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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

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