Billy Connolly's wife Pamela Stephenson shares his sex confessions on social media

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Grand Marshal Billy Connolly and Family (Wife Pamela Stephenson, daughters Scarlett and Amy) during the New York City Tartan Day Parades, in New York, on April 6, 2019. (Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Sir Billy Connolly made a cheeky quip about his sex life with wife Pamela Stephenson. (Getty Images)

Sir Billy Connolly has joked he only lasts "seven seconds" in the bedroom as he discussed his wife Pamela Stephenson's career as a sex therapist.

The 78-year-old retired comedian cracked a cheeky gag about his secret sexual fantasies while recording his new audiobook Windswept & Interesting, which his wife has shared online.

Stephenson, 71, said: "Billy’s talking about me again…"

Sir Billy quipped: "My wife's a sexologist – a rather limiting subject, I think. How can you study something that only lasts seven seconds?

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"My own sexual demands are extremely simple: I like the missionary position – standing in a cook pot wearing a safari suit, looking towards Africa. Is that too much to ask??!"

The couple — who have been married for 22 years — now live in Florida, where Connolly has retired since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and prostate cancer in 2013.

Sir Billy Connolly poses with his wife Pamela Stephenson, after being knighted by the Duke of Cambridge during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on October 31, 2017 in  London, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Sir Billy Connolly's wife Pamela Stephenson is a sex therapist. (Getty Images)

Sir Billy also confessed that he used to struggle with chatting up women, because his jokes always got in the way.

He said: "I have always had a problem with sex. Not the sex itself so much – more the beginning bit. I was never any good at chatting women up.

"I don't know if I was lousy at it and saying the wrong things, or just being too funny or silly, but I could just never read the signs. I didn't know when it was working.

"When a woman was on my case I didn't see it. I couldn't get the message. My friends used to tell me: 'She's mad for you.' 'Who?' 'The one over there.' 'What one?'

"Being a funny guy always got in my way."

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED)  Billy Connolly (L) and Pamela Stephenson attend the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 9, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson have been married for 22 years. (Getty Images)

Sir Billy – who officially resigned from stand-up comedy in 2016 – revealed in a BBC documentary in 2019 that his struggle with Parkinson’s disease was starting to impact on all aspects of his life as a performer.

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But the Glasgow-born comic has good days and bad days and has been able to narrate the audiobook of his new memoir himself.

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