This week ‘Project Runway’ mentor and  new co-host of “The Revolution,” Tim Gunn, dropped jaws everywhere when he revealed that he hasn’t had sex in 29 years….and he’s totally okay with it.  To me what’s fascinating about this revelation is not the self induced celibacy, other celebs like actress Tamara Mowry-Housley revealed that she and her husband Adam waited 3 years before doing the do, it’s that Gunn admitted exactly how long it’s been.   We live in a society where sex and lots of it is everywhere and very much a part of our lives.  From porn websites and politicians who love to sext, to reality shows and advertisements, sex sells and big time.  So in a world where sex is practically everything, where do you fit in if you aren’t getting any?

Of course not everyone is going without sex for 29 years, but I know people who act like going without it for 2 days is a sign of the apocalypse.  Many people lie about how active, or not, their sex lives really are, no one truly wants to admit that more often than not it’s just them and a pair of double AAs in the bed at night…if that.  For his part Gunn’s decision to refrain from sex was actually a reasonable one, Gunn claims the decision followed a difficult breakup and is partly “psychological.” He cites health, and fear of sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS.

According to Gunn:

“Do I feel like less of a person for it? No!” he said. “I am a perfectly happy, fulfilled individual.  I am happy to be healthy and alive, quite frankly.”

But let’s face it, no matter how practical and rational his reason, Gunn is in the minority.  Not too many people are trying to go 6 months without sex, so 29 years??  Yea no.  Most of the time if people go long periods without sex it’s not totally by choice; they probably just haven’t found anyone they find attractive enough to give it up to.  I tip my hat to Gunn because I personally went two years straight without sex in college and let me tell you, there was nothing fun about that right there.  Nothing.

 What’s The Longest You’ve Gone Without Sex?

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  • Sasha

    That last sentence is HILAR!

  • antibigot

    All my twenty seven years, as I am a short black man…

    • kayman

      7 years for me. Polite, low-key, somewhat shy black men don’t seem to be a hot commodity.

  • Justin

    As I do not find this to be honest, because a total clutz could fall into a vagina at least once in 29 years. Honestly though, I had sex my first time at sixteen, slept with many beautiful women, until about 29 years old, when I decided to become celebate and have been ever since. Three years in November.

  • Brad

    Last time I had sex was at the age of 17. I am now 54 years of age. That is 35 years without any sex and it’s not by my choice. Lord knows I have tried! I have read countless books on dating, how to approach women, on several dating sites, and member of about 30 Meetup groups for singles that I go to regularly , and attend many speed dating events.

    I did see a psychologist last year for about 6 months to ensure I was not crazy. I was glad to learn that she thought me better balanced that most of her friends. She did help me to become more outgoing and I now approach women all the time but, still never manage to get anywhere.

    I pray to God every day to god to help me find a girl friend to take my life to end my pain. No, I do not believe in subside and believe he must have some purpose to my suffering. Only he knows but, isn’t telling.

    Now at 54 years of age, I am in the best health of my life so have the urges more that ever. You might think I must be hideously ugly. Actually I’m pretty attractive and have a muscular build since I started lifting weights 2 years ago. I am successful, own my own house, and have a college degree with a good well paying job.

    Hopefully my story will make others that think they have done without for a long time feel better by knowing it could be far worse. . . .

  • Stacie Wyatt

    I havent had sex since Nov 2010