Ronaldo gathered his composure and answered in a way which he claimed would please his coach Felipe Scolari.
"Winning the World Cup is more rewarding," he insisted.
"I will have sex in a few moments, but the World Cup only happens every four years.
"I have to say this because my boss is listening. It's not that sex is not good, but for now the most rewarding thing is winning the World Cup."
Even Brazil's flamboyant and brilliantly talkative media man Richard Setyon, who has a reputation as high as some of Scolari's squad among the world's travelling media, was temporarily silenced.
He regained his composure as Ronaldo left the room - with no-one asking what he was going to do next.