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    Tim Gunn: "I Haven't Had Sex in 29 Years"

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nati...ibacy-sex.html

    I think of all the hundreds of "celebrites" born out of reality television, Tim might be my favorite....easily, in fact.

    I'm unclear, and perhaps it's TMI, about his partner's "impatience with his sexual performance" as Tim says in the clip, but I understand the AIDS part of his answer.

    I thought the same thing as one of his cohosts: "I would think you have a line of suitors outside your door." (He probably does.)

    At any rate, good for him. Maybe that's why he seems so secure and happy??

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    This isn't actually new information as he wrote about it without putting an exact timeline on it in his last book. The media just failed to notice.

    In the book, he's pretty clear about not missing that kind of relationship in or out of the bedroom. He has a very full and happy life without it. That is completely possible for some people.

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    Oh, come now.

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    I imagine the partner was "impatient with his sexual performance" because Gunn was probably rarely or never interested in sex while together. Maybe Gunn has always leaned towards being non sexual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    Maybe Gunn has always leaned towards being non sexual.
    He says in the book that he considers himself asexual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    You first.
    Oh be-HAVE, baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    Oh, come now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    You first.
    Southpaw, always the selfless lover!
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    The fastest thing out of New Jersey since Tricky Nicky in a Muscovian handbasket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    You first.
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    Oh be-HAVE, baby.
    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    Southpaw, always the selfless lover!
    Tim's life story will never end.
    It is, after all, without climax.

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    According to Wikipedia, Tim Gunn was born on July 29, 1953 which would make him 58 years old. So he would have been 29 years old, the last time he had sex. That's awfully young for a healthy, able-bodied adult to give up on sex, imo. OTOH, I suspect that celibacy (both voluntary and involuntary) are more common in the U.S. than most people would assume.
    Quote Originally Posted by soxxy View Post
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nati...ibacy-sex.html

    I think of all the hundreds of "celebrites" born out of reality television, Tim might be my favorite....easily, in fact.

    I'm unclear, and perhaps it's TMI, about his partner's "impatience with his sexual performance" as Tim says in the clip, but I understand the AIDS part of his answer.

    I thought the same thing as one of his cohosts: "I would think you have a line of suitors outside your door." (He probably does.)

    At any rate, good for him. Maybe that's why he seems so secure and happy??

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    He couldn't "make it work"?


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    Does it make him any less awesome? I think not. The only only important fact about Tim Gunn is that he embodies awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    According to Wikipedia, Tim Gunn was born on July 29, 1953 which would make him 58 years old. So he would have been 29 years old, the last time he had sex. That's awfully young for a healthy, able-bodied adult to give up on sex, imo.
    Asexuality is a real thing. Some people are genuinely not interested in sex. And I think that's okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    Asexuality is a real thing. Some people are genuinely not interested in sex. And I think that's okay.
    I go back and forth on this. OTOH, being asexual won't negatively impact your health or finances the way substance abuse issues or a gambling problem would. OTOH, being asexual probably means you're not going to have a romantic partner since never having sex would probably be a deal breaker for most people. I don't think people have to be paired off in order to be happy but I also think a good love relationship adds much to a person's life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    OTOH, being asexual probably means you're not going to have a romantic partner since never having sex would probably be a deal breaker for most people. I don't think people have to be paired off in order to be happy but I also think a good love relationship adds much to a person's life.
    An asexual person can set house with another asexual person if that's what they both want. I'm sure there are relationships out there where two people set up house together and do everything expected of a couple except having sex. ... Oh wait, isn't that called marriages?


    Does self-gratification count as "sex" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    ...Does self-gratification count as "sex" ?
    Good question. I would say yes, but others may not agree. Don't most people have sexual fantasies while masturbating? Not to mention, when people orgasm as a result, it's a form of sexual release. I've always assumed that someone who is asexual wouldn't be interested in sex at all. Whereas a celibate person may still have sexual urges but chooses not to have sex with other people.

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    I would say masturbation counts as sex, yes. An asexual person would not masturbate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    I would say masturbation counts as sex, yes. An asexual person would not masturbate.
    Not neccessarily. One might not have any type of fantasy or sexual thoughts during masturbation;no desire, nor dreams of intimacy. It could be the same as scratching an itch to some.

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    I agree, I could see someone masturbating but considering themselves asexual. I could also see someone never masturbating. I am sure, as is so often the case with sexuality, there are many shades of gray.
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