In his new book, Gunn's Golden Rules, Tim Gunn reveals that he hasn't had sex "in decades." He remarks, I wanted to say that, whether you're gay or straight, you can live a celibate life and be perfectly satisfied and happy." Learning this made me unexpectedly sad.
Not because I'm a proponent of "go out, sleep with everyone on the world! Embrace your inner Samantha! Have a sexy epileptic seizure style twitch fest in front of some fundamentalist Muslims!" I'm not. I often think of a friend who told me that when it came to sex, she really believed that "most women would rather just go out to a nice restaurant." And in a way it's true. Hell, it doesn't even have to be a nice restaurant, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than mediocre sex.
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But good sex? Great sex? There's nothing better than that.
Maybe this wouldn't bother me if Tim Gunn just said he derived no enjoyment from sex. Then I guess I could say, "that's cool, I'm amazed the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches haven't taken a toll on your physique, but that's cool." But he says that he had a romantic relationship over 20 years ago that ended wth "a betrayal so wounding" he never risked romantic involvement again. That isn't the same as being asexual.
I want Tim Gunn to be having great sex. He seems like he deserves it.
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Written by Jennifer Wright for The Gloss.