John Mayer: “I Should Be Having Sex With More Girls”

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Despite his notorious playboy image, John Mayer — who has romanced everyone from Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jessica Simpson — insists he doesn't go after that many women because of the scrutiny on his love life.

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"It’s crazy to me that in my head, that being 32 and dating women is going to get me in trouble," he says in a new interview with The New York Times.. "I can’t even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It’s a nightmare."

"I should be having sex with more girls," he adds.

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Don't expect him to sing about his past few flings on his latest album, Battle Studies, either.

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"What is the odd man out," he says, "is it the record or the coverage? I'm not going to let it be the record. I think if you're listening to Battle Studies and you think it's a record about high-profile relationships, I haven't done a good enough job."

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