What Is Don Draper’s Type? A Guide to His Many Women


Mad Men's season-four premiere raised all sorts of new questions about Don's sexual identity: What really turns him on? What's his type? What's his fantasy? A review of Don's sexual history reveals a few interesting things, and none looms larger than the fact that Don has been more attracted to fantasy versions of the women he meets than the women themselves. So — SPOILER ALERT if you haven't watched the premiere yet — is Bethany just another, younger Betty? And why does Don need to be slapped while having sex with the prostitute? Looking back, it seems crazily Oedipal; sleeping with the escort would seem to confirm his biggest fear: that he's just like his father, another sleazy John. For Don's complete sexual history, click away.