Anna Benson Needs Sex
Anna Benson has issues Ã¢€¦ with major League Baseball. Not the kind Pete Rose faces but ones that are far more personal. The wife of Pittsburgh Pirate ace Kris Benson has made it her mission to take on one of sportÃ¢€™s oldest taboos: No sex before a game.
Ã¢€œI hate it. ThereÃ¢€™s no scientific proof that sex is going to hurt your pitching performance,Ã¢€ says Anna. But sheÃ¢€™s fighting an uphill battle that dates back decades. Advocates of abstaining prior to competition are legion and range from trainers to coaches to athletes. But Anna persists.
Ã¢€œEach player has his own ritual, and KrisÃ¢€™s is no sex when he pitches. It pisses me off because if you tell me I canÃ¢€™t have something then that just makes me want it more. I like having sex with Kris. WeÃ¢€™ve had some pretty nasty fights over this issue.Ã¢€
The upside to her personal crusade is that she believes she has found the cure to the curse facing every pro athleteÃ¢€™s wife: groupies. Her simple solution: sex.
Ã¢€œSex is healthy and wonderful,Ã¢€ Anna says. Ã¢€œAnd we like it. But we do it with each other, and we stay within the promises we made when we were married.Ã¢€ Sex is not only healthy for the Bensons, itÃ¢€™s also a personal adventure, one that Kris and Anna donÃ¢€™t mind talking about. Ã¢€œIf what we have to say helps other couples, then thatÃ¢€™s a good thing,Ã¢€ Anna says.
So what do the Bensons do to keep their sex life so exciting? Pretty much whatever they feel like. Ã¢€œWe like video taping ourselves while having sex,Ã¢€ Anna says. Ã¢€œItÃ¢€™s a lot of fun making sex tapes. We share them only with each other. I mean, what guy doesnÃ¢€™t want to videotape himself and his woman having sex? All men want to.Ã¢€ Another of the coupleÃ¢€™s aphrodisiacs is phone sex. Ã¢€œEvery time Kris goes out of town, one of the first things we do is get on the phone and have phone sex. ItÃ¢€™s still the two of us. The only difference is a phone and a movie going on.Ã¢€
Then, of course, there is the more obvious solution. Ã¢€œSometimes IÃ¢€™ll fly to whatever city where the Pirates are playing, and if Kris isnÃ¢€™t pitching then we have sex.Ã¢€ These road trips are a part of a nationwide quest for the couple. Ã¢€œWe want to christen every city that Kris has played in during his professional career,Ã¢€ Anna says. Ã¢€œWe have a ways to go, but thatÃ¢€™s something we want to do. We havenÃ¢€™t even done it at the new stadium in Pittsburgh [PNC Park], but IÃ¢€™m sure weÃ¢€™ll get that done.Ã¢€
The PiratesÃ¢€™ old home, legendary Three Rivers Stadium, was site of one of the coupleÃ¢€™s more bizarre encounters. Ã¢€œWe hadnÃ¢€™t had sex for a few days so we got into the back seat of our SUV in the parking lot at Three Rivers and while we were doing it fans were beating on the windows,Ã¢€ Anna says. The vehicle had tinted windows so the Bensons continued their business. Ã¢€œWe finished screwing then Kris got out and greeted the fans. Hell, IÃ¢€™m not stopping sex with my man so some overzealous fan can have an autograph!Ã¢€
And no matter how much energy he may exert during the game, Kris knows he has a follow-up performance when he steps off the field.
Ã¢€œAfter Kris has pitched in a game, weÃ¢€™re usually half naked before we get home and then we get after it. WeÃ¢€™ve even pulled over and had sex on the way home.Ã¢€
So the next time you see Kris Benson giving it his all on the mound for the Pirates, remember Ã¢€¦ his night is still very young.