Steve Jobs 'wanted to make tantric love in his garden shed'

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Apple founder Steve Jobs wanted to indulge in tantric sex in his garden shed, new book by his ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan claims

Before his rise to international acclaim the couple
Before his rise to international acclaim the couple "shared nights of lovemaking so profound that, astonishingly, some fifteen years later, he called me out of the blue to thank me," she claimed.  Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Steve Jobs asked his first girlfriend to "make tantric love with him in his garden shed" after returning from a transformational visit to India in the 1970s, she has claimed.

Chrisann Brennan said in a new memoir that she enjoyed "profound" nights of passion with the late Apple founder during a relationship after they met at school in California.

However after a trip to India in 1974, he developed a sexist attitude and "started to reject the feminine aspect as inferior to the glorious masculine", she wrote.

"It all broke open between us when he asked if I would make tantric love with him in his garden shed," said Ms Brennan. She felt neither was spiritually prepared and "the only word I had was an emphatic 'no'".

In 'The Bite In The Apple', Ms Brennan, now a graphic designer living in Monterey, California, sheds new light on the life of the visionary billionaire who died from cancer in 2011 at the age of 56.

Before his rise to international acclaim the couple "shared nights of lovemaking so profound that, astonishingly, some fifteen years later, he called me out of the blue to thank me," she claimed.

However, she added that Jobs was so concerned about saving his "energy for work" and "conserving one's vital energies" that he typically preferred not to climax.

In extracts previously published in The New York Post, Brennan disclosed that Jobs believed he had served as a Second World War fighter pilot in a previous life.

He also encouraged her to engage in "primal screams" of "Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy" after they took the psychedelic drug LSD together, she wrote.

Brennan and Jobs were living together when he co-founded Apple from a garage in California.

However "as Apple grew, so did Steve's sense of self-entitlement; in parallel they both seemed to take on lives of their own," she wrote in her memoir.

He eventually ended the on-off five-year relationship when Brennan became pregnant with a daughter, Lisa, whose paternity he long denied.

After he acknowledged paternity years later, he forged a close relationship with his daughter and she lived with him as a teenager. He paid for her to attend Harvard university and she is now a magazine writer.

Jobs, who left an estimated fortune of $8 billion (£4.95 billion), married Laurene Powell in 1991. The couple had three children together.

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Couldn't help but notice

that Jobs' girlfriend had an opportunity to unite on a higher level, but turned it down for sexual political reasons. She really missed the boat. I'm not sure the Divine Mother can be blamed for her bad call. Wink

Maybe --

but there has been a hugely patriarchal, sexist, and violent attitude toward women in India for a very long time. I don't trust what kind of "tantric" love Jobs had learned.

I've become so cynical.

I'm willing to wait

until the book is released, and I can read her story as to why she chose not to accept his invitation.  

Given that I'm not at all into powerful driven men, I suspect I too, would have taken a pass on such an invitation. 



Nice to know the guy had a shed. I love my shed too, but having a cup of tea and a biscuit in there whilst listening to the wireless is just about as tantric as it gets for me. I do seem to transcend in there. I've certainly been in the zone out there with my creativity. I'll have a think and suggest it to my wife. She uses it as her gym. A symbiotic combination.

Shared shed

I built my shed fifteen years ago and never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the use it would be eventually be put to. It's turned into my wife's space as much as mine, with an old sofa and assorted paraphernalia lying around. It has a transparent roof, big windows and a massive glass panelled door, made from recycled glazing units. It traps the sun at certain hours of the day, has leaves rustling all around it, is a hundred yards from the house, and is a heavenly place to make love. The slight frisson of fear that someone might catch us there is always present; but maybe that adds to the overall excitement and pleasure.

Unfortunately, it's a summer only experience, so it's ended for this year. Back to the wood fire!