Several years ago, in 2011, Trudie Styler said her husband’s original claim about their love life was a drunken boast.
But while she poured scorn on the idea they were ‘doing it all day long’, she pointedly stopped short of saying he had lied about the yoga-related practice.
Miss Styler, 57, said: ‘Sting said that 21 years ago. He has just turned 60, and I imagine [the tantric story] will carry on going until he drops.
‘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?”
‘So Sting explained that it is all about being intimate, about caring for your partner, really engaging in intimacy before you, you know… have sex. And that’s the premise of tantra, really. It’s simply engagement with your partner.’