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?