Sexcapades of famous world leaders
: are they what motivates them to reach the very top of their country's political pyramid? What drives them to seek out the toughest, most publicly visible, most thankless kinds of careers, pushing their people reluctantly towards the future, and relying on only themselves and their insight to properly steer the ship of state? Harems. Sex parties. Sex parties with harems. All of these and more motivate many of the most notorious sex scandals of world leaders.
While many world leaders have a sense of duty and responsibility towards their beloved homeland or a desire to give back to the community that has given them so much, there are many corrupt world leaders
looking for something more. Because, let's be honest... not everyone in a position of real political power around the globe seems to feel this way. In fact, a number of world leaders have been implicated in a shocking level of corruption during their time in office. Which makes sense if you think about it... Power is a corrupting influence, of course, and the office of president or prime minister or dictator-for-life is obviously going to appeal to someone with a lust for power to begin with, so it's a recipe for trouble.
What is also not surprising is how many of these corrupt world leaders share a predilection for perverse or at least, non-conventional sex. Putting fun new terms into our vocabularies like bunga-bunga parties, these "sexcapades" have many times brought otherwise massively-powerful individuals to their knees (No pun intended).
The accusations included on this list are harsh, with everything from simple extramarital affairs to two-week benders with dozens of models (aka prostitutes) to flat-out rape accusations.
Many of the figures mentioned were later exonerated (like French economist and head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of raping a New York City hotel housekeeper), and some went on to have completely healthy and normal political and personal careers.
In the words of Winston Churchill
, the power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself. As these world leaders who dealt with sex scandals will likely tell you, keeping it in their pants (or out of the press) can be the most difficult thing to control of all. Collection Photo: Matt Cyphert