MICHAEL PHELPS’ pervy sexual needs can be traced to a traumatic childhood – a top medical expert told The National ENQUIRER!

As The ENQUIRER reported yesterday in a bombshell "WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW! DOMINATRIX: MY KINKY SEX ROMP WITH MICHAEL PHELPS" Kim Petro said her tryst with Phelps included a round of “golden showers”. She also claimed that he wore skimpy women’s underwear.

 Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Kuriansky, who has not treated the athlete, said Michael’s desire to be urinated upon “may come from him having been humiliated or dominated when he was a child.”

As for wearing women’s underwear and a string around his genitals, she theorized: “It’s possible he was aroused by these things when he was young, but at the same time felt embarrassed.”

Michael battled attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] as a child, and was raised with his two sisters by his divorced mom alone.