Dr. Laura Blames Elliot Spitzer's Wife for His Passion for Prostitutes

Last week, Laura Schlessinger showed us again what a PhD in physiology will teach you about about what makes people tick. Here is her take on what drove former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to cheat on his wife, Silda, with high-priced hookers:


"When the wife does not focus in on the needs and the feelings, sexually, personally, to make him feel like a man, to make him feel like a success, to make him feel like her hero, he's very susceptible to the charm of some other woman making him feel what he needs," the popular psychologist and radio personality said.
Schlessinger admitted she was speaking from ignorance: "I do not know anything about their personal lives," she said, but she insisted that when men cheat it is because their needs are not being met:
"The cheating was his decision to repair what's damaged and to feed himself where he's starving," Schlessinger replied. "But, yes, I hold women responsible for tossing out perfectly good men by not treating them with the love and kindness and respect and attention they need."
If she can make shoddy analyses based on nothing more than a hunch, so can I: Sounds like Laura Schlessinger may be projecting. We can only wonder what needs she was trying to meet in 1975, for example, when she agreed to pose topless for her boyfriend, Bill Balance.

A more realistic view is that while some men stray because they and their partners have grown incompatible, perhaps about a third of the species just can’t keep their jimmies in their pants. The “needs” of these guys, the Hugh Hefners of the world, are insatiable.
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