Tim Gunn Says He's Abstinent - Other Stars Who've Talked About Abstinence

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Tim Gunn is giving out a little bit too much information! The "Project Runway" host got tongues wagging after he revealed on the new ABC talk show "The Revolution" that he hasn't had sex for nearly three decades and that's just fine with him.

"I haven't had sex in 29 years," he admitted. "Do I feel like less of a person for it? No. Not even remotely."

The host has some very good reasons behind his decision which have to do with some issues in his past and his fears for his health. "It's very personal," he says. "I was in a very intense relationship for a long time. And my partner ended it, saying that, quite frankly, he was impatient with my sexual performance."

The AIDS epidemic was also hitting its stride bringing a whole new component to his sex life. "I think a lot of people simply retreated because they were concerned about their health. I certainly was," he adds. "And I'm happy to be healthy and alive, quite frankly."

His admission may come as a bit of a surprise, but Tim is hardly the first celebrity to lay claim to abstinence. Here are a few of the celebrities who have claimed to be abstinent in recent years:

Bristol Palin: To some folks she's the face of teen pregnancy, but the country's most famous teen mom has become an ambassador to teens on the importance of abstinence since finding herself 16 and pregnant. She rallied her cause during her stint on "Dancing with the Stars, created an online Public Service Announcement, and made the talk show rounds.

Lady Gaga

: Given her oddball outfits and strange behavior, you may expect the pop star to spend her evenings swinging from the chandeliers. In 2010, the singer took up the abstinence title when she declared that she is celibate at an event to launch her M.A.C. Viva Glam product line.

Lenny Kravitz

: He may ooze sexuality in his songs, but the singer has decided to stay celibate until he gets married again. Back in 2008, he revealed that he had already been celibate for three years saying, "It's just a promise I made until I get married. Where I'm at in life, the women have got to come with something else, not just the body, but the mind and spirit. It usually trips them out, but that's the way it's going to be. I'm looking at the big picture."

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