billy crudup (likegunfire) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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stars that revirginized themselves

Hollywood is often portrayed as a haven for lusty libertines, but there are a number of celebrities who have opted out of physical intimacy for personal, moral, and religious reasons. Sex sells, but no sex is fascinating, too. No, this is not a list of VIRGINS, this is a list of mostly well-sexed people that decided to abstain from sex.

Brandy <3

In 2010, during her stint on Dancing with the Stars, performer Brandy Norwood overshared that she hadn't been intimate with anyone in 6 years. She then clarified, "I haven't been with a man seriously and in love in six years. And, honestly, I tend to abstain if I'm not in a relationship." But when she is in a relationship, she's down with having her lover's face tattooed on her back!

Lady Gaga

In 2010, while giving interviews to promote MAC's Viva Glam campaign, Lady Gaga said, "I can't believe I'm saying this—don't have sex ... So it's OK not to have sex, it's OK to get to know people. I'm celibate, celibacy's fine." It doesn't seem like Gaga's celibacy lasted for long; in July 2011 she told Howard Stern, "I got laid last night."

Lisa Kudrow

Friends' Lisa Kudrow remained abstinent until her 1995 nuptials (she was 31). She explained in an interview with W, "I decided pretty early on that I should stay a virgin until I got married. My virginity was something I had decided was very precious, something that I owned, to give away. It was an honor I was bestowing on a young man, and he had to be worthy of it."

Jessica White

In 2011, Sports Illustrated model Jessica White announced her intention to remain celibate until she was serious about someone, telling Essence, "Women nowadays, we connect physically too soon without actually getting to know the person ... I thought to myself, you know what, the next man that I give my body to will be the man that God brought into my life."

Adriana Lima

Victoria's Secret supermodel Adriana Lima made international headlines in 2006 when she told GQ, "Sex is for after marriage. They have to respect that this is my choice. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me." Devout Catholic Lima wed Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric in 2009.

Lenny Kravitz

Adriana Lima's rumored ex-boyfriend Lenny Kravitz went public with his celibacy in 2008, later explaining, "I think sex and intimacy and all that is very important. It's just that I'm going to do it with my [future] wife. And not everybody else." He later expressed regret at having discussed his abstinence so candidly.

Terrence Howard

In 2008, performer Terrence Howard told Elle magazine, "Sex ends up masking your real feelings... when what you really need a lifetime partner and friend." Howard, who was married to Lori McComas for 14 years before they divorced, remarried, and divorced again, also said that he didn't believe in premarital sex. He's since been married and divorced. Again.

Nadya Suleman

Mother of 14 Nadya Suleman might be up for a bikini car wash, but she's not interested in much more than that. She recently confessed, "I'm the kind of person who can be with a man for years and never touch him. My mind is not wired that way. I don't need that kind of thing. People need sex, but I don't... I have zero sexual interest." She's all babies, no babymaking.


Since becoming a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, Prince has dialed down the sex both on stage and in his private life. He told USA Today in 2008, "I'm single, celibate and sexy." Add sassy to that list.

Tags: actor / actress, list, models, music / musician, music / musician (rap and hip-hop)

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