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!
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."
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.