Hugh Hefner Gave Girlfriends Quaaludes, Called Them ‘Thigh Openers’

Bill Cosby’s “alleged” drug of choice for knocking women unconscious so he can rape them is Quaaludes , and he often spent many nights with his old pal Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion where Cosby has also been accused of committing rape. I mention all of this because you’re about to read an excerpt from Holly Madison’s new book that’s going to set off a bunch of alarm bells in your head, and it’s because of that Bill Cosby stuff, so you’re welcome. Us Weekly reports:

“‘Would you like a Quaalude?’ Hef asked, leaning toward me with a bunch of large horse pills in his hands, held together by a crumpled tissue,” Madison wrote in her memoir.
After she declined the drugs, “Hef did not miss a beat: ‘Okay, that’s good,’ he said, nonchalantly. ‘Usually, I don’t approve of drugs, but you know, in the ‘70s they used to call these pills thigh openers.’
“I want to scream ‘PAUSE!’ and freeze-frame that moment of my life. I want to grab that young girl, shake her back into reality and scream, ‘What the hell are you thinking?’” Madison continued.

Of course, this shatters my illusion that all of these women were having sex with Hugh Hefner because of his money, and I now regret turning my paychecks into pennies so they filled my basement. “Copper pussy poppers,” we used to call them. And by we I mean me. And by pussy popping I mean I dumped them in a Coinstar so I could buy comic books. (Stop me if this is getting too erotic.)

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