Russell Brand has revealed he once had sex with nine women in one night.

The comedian admits at the height of his womanising he would often bed multiple girls in the same day and achieved the incredible number of conquests during a trip to Ireland.

Speaking about his prior sex addiction, he told Big Issue magazine: "I was having sex with different women three, four, five times a day. It was bacchanalian . In Ireland, nine in one evening."

The 'Arthur' star's former lovers include supermodel Kate Moss, Australian actress Teresa Palmer and allegedly Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Holly Madison.

Although he has bedded countless girls, Russell - who is now married to pop star Katy Perry - insists not every encounter was earth-shattering.

The 35-year-old comic actor also admits he used his fame to skip the pleasantries of dating and go straight to the sex.

He said: "When you have sex that often, by a law of averages you're likely to have boring sex. But also, you do encounter a lot of intrigue, you learn about people's behaviour very quickly - the smells of people, the way they carry and present themselves. The fame and kind of will that I had meant that, instead of taking someone for a date and then going to the pictures and then calling them, I was able to go, 'Let's do sex right now!' "