London, Jan 23 (ANI): Former French porn star Rocco Siffredi has claimed that he has less sex than Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi but at the same time praises his love of sex.
"I have sex one half of a half of a half of the times he does," the Observer quoted him as saying in a Facebook video.
Siffredi, who was named by an adult film industry as one of the world's 50 top porn stars, said Italians are proud of Berlusconi.
"The truth is that Italians are proud of someone like Berlusconi who is 74, loves sex and has a good sex life - and I don't just mean working-class Italians," he said on Italian chat shows.
He said if Berlusconi can avoid jail for allegedly paying a teenager for sex and pressuring the police into covering it up, he will be forgiven by Italian voters.
"In any other country he would have been forced out years ago, but here he gets away with it," said Siffredi.
Siffredi said he suspected that Berlusconi would not worry too much about a girl's real age if she looked over 20. He described Berlusconi as a sex addict.
By mixing power with sex, he added, "by doing to whoever you want what you want", Berlusconi was living out his own fantasies and that approach, would not lose him votes in Italy, Siffredi said.
"Just as my appeal is based on being a family man off the set, Berlusconi understands that being a family man is important, as is staying on the right side of the church," he said.
"Berlusconi and I have a lot in common. I have been reliably informed that he once said 'Siffredi and I both have the same problem: priapism'," Siffredi added. (ANI)