By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Urges: Crystal Warren told millions on TV she often leaves the house in the middle of the day to find men at pubs
A woman who revealed she has slept with 1,000 men has made another startling confession - she used to be a man herself.
Crystal Warren admits that there could be 'a lot of angry men out there' after they learn her secret.
The 42-year-old appeared on This Morning earlier this week to discuss her sex addiction - prompting Eamonn Holmes to ask why she hadn't turned to prostitution.
But she chose not to reveal her true identity until now, though insists she wasn't 'trying to hide anything'.
Crystal Warren has revealed she used to be a man
Miss Warren was born Christopher Snowden and changed gender in 2005, she has admitted. She told The Sun: 'I'm scared there will be a lot of angry men out there reading this but I have to tell the truth.
'A lot of people will think I've lied to those I've had sex with. But I don't feel I have because I'm a woman and my past is all behind me.
'I don't want any man I've ever been with to doubt his sexuality now because of this. They didn't know they were sleeping with somebody like me.'
She says that even when she was young she felt as though she was a female trapped in a boy's body - a condition known as gender dysphoria.
Miss Warren said her parents realised from a young age - and her dad even bought her a skirt for her fourth birthday.
And she has revealed that as a teenager she would stay at home to try on his mother's clothes, when her parents were out of the house.
She said: One day when I was 14 I was at the swimming pool with my mum and feeling very depressed and she just told me, "Don't worry, I know what's going on. You're not gay — you're just not in the right body".'
Eventually, in 2002 Miss Warren began having hormone and laser treatment to remove body hair and develop a 38B bust.
She underwent counselling before finally having full gender reassignment surgery seven years ago.
Crystal Warren appeared on This Morning to talk about her sex addiction - but did not reveal that she had been born a man
She was issued with a Gender Recognition Certificate after the operation, which allowed her to legally change her birth certificate to reflect her new name and sex.
Even before the operation the former shop worker from Brighton, East Sussex, would sleep with men, but says she has bedded most her lovers since she took her decision to become a woman.
She says she admitted to some of them that she was born male. Miss Warren, who grew up in Bridgwater, in Somerset, told The Sun: 'I first had sex when I was 17 or 18. I didn't feel it was right because I was in a man's body. But I was at the age when you want to experiment sexually and it was the only way I could. 'All the men I had sex with knew I was born male, though, until after my surgery.' Most of the men she met were in gay bars and clubs because that was where she felt 'most comfortable'.
She admits sleeping with a different man every night was 'brilliant', but says it wasn't as simple as her being gay.
After moving to Brighton Miss Warren began the process of gender reassignment.'
She added: 'I'm now just like any other girl who wants to enjoy my life after many years without the right body. Now I've got the body I want to use it all the time.'
'I slept with a hell of a lot of men before my operation but once I had the body I'd always wanted my sex drive went crazy.'
She admits that three months after the surgery she had sex with ten different men at a swingers' party. But she says she doesn't feel bad about not revealing her past because her secret was little different to the men she slept with who 'may have been married or had a girlfriend or been to prison'.
Revelations: But Crystal Warren says her past as a man is firmly behind her
She told the Sun : 'I no longer refer to myself as a post-op transsexual because I needed to put that label behind me to move on. I haven't come as far as I have to be reminded all the time.
'Having this secret has held me back in the past but now it's out I feel I can take on the world. I think about sex all day.'
Warren knows people call her 'easy', but she insists her desire for sex is something she cannot control
She has even joined a specialist online dating website which helps her find men who can keep up with her high sex drive.
It was only when she hit 40, and her best friend turned her back on her did she finally confront her addiction.
'I know I’m a sex addict, but I can’t face getting professional help. Sex is the only thing that makes me feel good about myself. I guess when the men start saying no, I’ll stop having sex. I know some people must think I’m a terrible person, but believe me I’m not proud of myself.'