Sting and Trudie Styler
Sting's tantric sex claim was a drunken boast, claims Trudie Styler

Sting's wife Trudie Styler has revealed that his famous "five hours of tantric sex" claim was nothing more than a drunken boast.

The Daily Mail reported that the singer's wife, fed up with being affiliated with endless lovemaking, poured scorn on the idea they were "doing it all day long".

The rock star's infamous claim surfaced in 1990 in an interview and led to decades of speculation about their love life.

Although the couple are no strangers to making public disclosures about what happens in their bedroom, Styler admitted that she "slightly" wished he hadn't made the boast.

She told the paper: "At the time I thought it was very amusing but it became a cause celebre. The tantric hours got extended and suddenly, I was doing it all day long.

"Do you know who I blame for that? Bob Geldof. Him and Sting had gone to do an interview with a rock journalist, and the interview turned into a drinking session.

"At one point, the journalist asked how long they could go for, and Geldof said he was a three-minute man but, as Sting did yoga, he could probably go for hours. And Sting said, 'Well, haven't you heard of tantric sex?'"

Tantric sex is the art of making love while being in a static sexual embrace. It has been developed primarily for the woman to attain complete satisfaction and if done properly couples say it can allow them to have sex for hours.