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Tim Gunn reveals he hasn't had sex in 29 years

January 25, 2012 |  2:03 pm

Tim Gunn, right, with fellow "The Revolution" panelists

Tim Gunn of "Project Runway" has given his new ABC chat program, "The Revolution," a big publicity boost with a very personal revelation. During a panel discussion about Americans in low-sex or no-sex relationships, Gunn admitted he hasn't had sex in 29 years — and said he's perfectly fine with it.

"Do I feel like less of a person for it? No!" he said.

Gunn's co-hosts — designer Ty Pennington, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, fitness trainer Harley Pasternak and sex therapist Tiffanie Davis Henry — seemed taken aback, but Gunn, who was visibly emotional talking about it, elaborated.

"It's largely psychological for me. 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 talk show about health and lifestyle issues has been airing since Jan. 16 as a replacement for the soap opera "One Life to Live."

And the number of Americans in those no- or low-sex relationships? That'd be 15% to 20%.


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Photo: Ty Pennington, left, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Harley Pasternak, Tiffanie Davis Henry and Tim Gunn. Credit: Lorenzo Bevilaqua / ABC.