Obama's Sex & Drugs Past Laid Bare in New Biography

Obama's Sex & Drugs Past Laid Bare in New Biography

Claims about the sex secrets of the young Barack Obama have been outlined in an authoritative new biography of the ex-president.

Obama slept with his girlfriend Genevieve Cook on their first date, before she wrote him a poem about their "f***ing" and called their sex "passionate", the book about the former president reveals.

They also took cocaine together - and after they split she slept with his best friend, the Daily Mail reported.

Obama also considered a gay relationship while at college, twice proposed to a white girlfriend, and cheated on Michelle with his ex during the first year of their relationship.

His past is revealed in the 1078-page biography Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, to be published on May 9.

Obama, a new Columbia graduate who was working for a firm that prepared financial reports at the time, made dinner for Cook at his apartment in Manhattan two weeks after meeting her at a New Year's Eve party and handing her his phone number.

It was the start of a relationship, which is one of a series revealed in Rising Star.

The biography is the most comprehensive work on Obama and the first to be published since he left office.

It was written after exhaustive research by Pulitzer-prize winning biographer David Garrow, and also reveals how he asked another woman to marry him - and continued a relationship with her while dating Michelle, before she became his wife.

Cook was 25 when she met 22-year-old Obama on New Year's Eve in 1983.

Australian-born Cook was living in her mother and stepfather's Park Ave apartment at the time, but had been brought up around the world, including - like Obama, Indonesia - as her father was an Australian spy and diplomat.

She wrote about it in a private memoir and said that at the party "I remember being very engaged and just talking nonstop" with Obama.

"The thing that connected us is that we both came from nowhere - we really didn't belong."

Obama was a graduate of Columbia working for a financial reports firm when he and Cook were lovers. Photo / AP

Obama was a graduate of Columbia working for a financial reports firm when he and Cook were lovers. Photo / AP

Their first date involved more than talk however, and Obama cooked for her at the West 114th St apartment he shared with two roommates.

"Then we went and talked in his bedroom. And then I spent the night. It all felt very inevitable," she wrote in a private memoir, revealed by Garrow.

She spent the night again with him a few days later and rated him highly in bed - even writing a poem to him saying: "B. That's for you. F's for all the f***ing that we do."

Garrow reveals that she said: "Sexually he really wasn't very imaginative but he was comfortable. He was no kind of shrinking 'can't handle it. This is invasive' or 'I'm timid' in any way; he was quite earthy."

Their relationship appears to have been deeply sexual, with her writing that "all this f***ing" was "so much more than lust" and also saying in her diary: "Making love with Barack, so warm and flowing and soft but deep - relaxed and loving - opening up more."
She also wrote in her diary about "passionate sex", the book says.

According to Rising Star, by David J. Garrow, Jager played a huge role in Obama's formative years.

According to Rising Star, by David J. Garrow, Jager played a huge role in Obama's formative years.

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