Suzanne Portnoy: 'I've had over 160 lovers...and I'm not ashamed'
When she published an erotic memoir of the most explicit kind, it was hardly surprising that Suzanne Portnoy wanted to conceal her identity.
After all, it's the kind of thing that would make even the most liberal-minded woman blush.
As an educated professional - 46-year-old Portnoy is one of London's top entertainment industry PRs - and as the mother of two teenage sons, it is understandable that she didn't want everyone to know exactly what she'd been getting up to in her spare time.
And yet, last year, Portnoy happily published an account of her seedy journey from middleclass wife and mother to shameless divorcee, without any sign of regret.
Now, for the first time, she is willing to reveal her identity in the Mail and defend herself against charges that she is no more than an amoral woman desperate for any kind of reassurance about her own attractiveness.
Perhaps she regards herself as a kind of poster girl for those very modern women who feel that sleeping with as many men as they want is the best route to fulfilment ...