Tim Gunn says he hasn’t had sex in 29 years

Co-host of ABC's The Revolution says he does not feel like less of a person

Tim Gunn says he hasn’t had sex in 29 years
24 January 2012

The topic on Tuesday's episode of ABC's The Revolution was how to improve your sex life.

Tim Gunn, one of the co-hosts of the new daytime program, used the occasion to make a stunning revelation:  'I haven’t had sex in 29 years. Do I feel like less of a person because of it? No, not even remotely.'

Gunn, 58, is openly gay and is best known as a mentor on the long-running reality competition Project Runway.

'I'm a perfectly happy fulfilled individual and I have feelings,' he said. 'It's not as though I'm some barren forest.'

But as the segment went on, Gunn became more emotional as he shared with the audience the reason that he spent nearly three decades without having sex after a bad experience with a partner.

'It's very personal and it's largely psychological for me,' he said. 'I was in a very intense relationship for a long time. And my partner ended it. Quite frankly, he was impatient with my sexual performance.'

Gunn added that the experience occurred at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.

"A lot of people retreated, concerned about their health,' he said. 'I know I certainly was. I'm happy to be healthy and alive, quite frankly.'

Gunn made clear that he does not have a permanent personal mandate against having sex.

'I don't know what's around the corner,' he said.



No thumbnail available

Naples and Grosseto to become first Italian cities to recognize overseas same-sex marriages

The mayor of Naples has announced his city will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who have legally wed elsewhere just weeks after an Italian court ruled the city of Grosseto had to register the marriage of a couple who married in New York
No thumbnail available

Reggae singers use anti-gay lyrics to get applause from the crowd, says reggae artist

Jamaican singer Queen Ifrica says reggae singers use homophobic lyrics to get cheers and applause from audiences
No thumbnail available

Forget everything, a RuPaul’s Drag Race star has just won the ice bucket challenge

Prepare for the fiercest and funniest entry yet. Who is it? Clue: Her makeup is terrible...
No thumbnail available

Italy's Democrats say no to same-sex marriage

PD voted against a document proposed by MP Anna Paola Concia and backing gay civil unions
No thumbnail available

Lance Bass and fiance believe gay marriage will soon find its way to Southern US states

'We can tell you by experience that there’s tons of support down here,' says Mississippi native Bass in Freedom to Marry video
No thumbnail available

Betty Crocker bakes up support for same-sex families and LGBT homemakers

To coincide with Pride season, the baking brand has unveiled a ‘Rainbow desserts’ section on its website
No thumbnail available

SS16 London Collections: Men – Day 3

A relaxed pace for the fashion-forward
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

One in eight gay men in London now have HIV

The equivalent of nine gay men received a positive HIV diagnosis every day in 2013