Sometimes "He's just asexual!" is used to rationalize a star's alleged lack of a love life (Didn't the Wentworth Miller fangurls say he was asexual?)......but are there any stars who are genuinely asexual? Does Paula Poundstone still claim to be asexual?
Are there genuinely asexual famous people?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/25/2020|
"Low libido", if you have some kind of genitals and sexual hormones production, that means your sexual chromosomes are expressing, you are a sexual being. But sure, you can put fancy names to your mental inadequacy, it's trendy this days.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/22/2020|
He's not a 'star' but he's a famous person: James Mattis, retired USMC General and Secty of Defense. People argue that he's not a deeply closeted gay but is asexual.
I don't think Paula Poundstone has ever claimed anything but asexuality.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/22/2020|
George Bernard Shaw.
Poor irascible thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/22/2020|
R1, people thought gays were "mentally inadequate"
What a mean thing to say.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/22/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/23/2020|
Janeane Garofalo has said she's asexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/23/2020|
I think there’s one variation that’s pretty common. Some people hate their own looks/bodies to such a degree, that they can’t imagine being involved into anything sexual or romantic. Even the thought that other people might find them attractive fills them with disgust.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/23/2020|
That isn’t asexuality then, r7. The main question in asexuality is: are you attracted to anyone to the point where you would want to have sex with them? It hasn’t got to do with one’s own attentiveness...although I guess low self esteem and depression could certainly confuse the picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/23/2020|
Wouldn’t Tom Cruise fit this category?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/23/2020|
Some people like to masturbate to porn or fantasy images, but when they’re confronted with a real life body they’re immediately turned-off. For them, sex or romance is a pure mental thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/23/2020|
r10 that's not asexuality.
Jesus, you people are dumb.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/23/2020|
R11 I don’t really think there is a ‘pure’ type of asexually. You’re asexual if your sexual needs are extremely limited compared to the average person. It’s a relative thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/23/2020|
I understand the point R8 is making, but I'd go even further. Sexuality isn't just about wanting to have sex with someone. But it's about falling in love or having a crush on someone ("that dizzy, dancing way you feel", as Joni Mitchell sang). This can happen even if you don't want to have sex or you're physically incapable of having sex.
For some women, this doesn't happen until late in life. That's why so many women come out as gay in their 30s or 40s. They never had a crush in their youth, and they thought love/lust was a hoax, so they grabbed the first suitable man they found. Then, years later, they have a real crush for the first time in their lives, and the object is a woman instead of a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/23/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/23/2020|
R7, that description fits me, though I know that I'm gay, even if I don't act on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/24/2020|
We 20th century people are obsessed with giving labels to everything and everybody. I don't think it's necessary or, in any way, important.
The excellent writer Evelyn Waugh mentions his hero Charles Ryder in 'Brideshead Revisited' catching a thin bat's squeak of sexuality, inaudible to any but himself.
I think the sex urge can be as thin, small, ephemeral and elusive as a bat's squeak.
And I suspect Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence's bat's squeak was even smaller.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/24/2020|
I think Lawrence was a repressed homo
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/24/2020|
I doubt Tim Gunn is really asexual. Just celibate by choice. Morrissey used to claim to be celibate...maybe he just turned every one off with his stank personality.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/24/2020|
Answer will be women, because mens' blood flow straight to their dicks
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/24/2020|
I’m a famous asexual person.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/24/2020|
Pope Benedict XVI, according to a former seminarian who knew him and didn't buy the gay rumours.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/24/2020|
Monica Seles is rumored to be asexual. Heard that quite often.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/24/2020|
Pope Benny is definitely gay
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/24/2020|
There are people who'd much rather be thought of as asexual than gay.
Especially if they'd taken an oath of celibacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/24/2020|
John Waters has been in a relationship for ages. He just doesn't discuss it much. I'm reading his latest book right now. Very good.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/24/2020|
R20 agree. The majority of aces are female.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/24/2020|
Andre Leon Talley.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/24/2020|
R15 Same here
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/24/2020|
Dear OP, why do you care about "asexual famous people"?
What about "asexual unfamous people" or over-sexual famous or infamous people?
Do you need to be validated by "famous people"? Most "famous people" nowadays are trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/25/2020|
r33, if you don't care about famous people, why are you posting on a gossip board?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/25/2020|
R34 I am here on DL gossiping about Ingrid, Vanessa and Virginia, Henry Cavill etcetera.
They have appreciable talent which will last longer than the gossips.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/25/2020|
Yes, Henry Cavill is a genius for the ages. Truly.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/25/2020|
Virginia was a genius. Ingrid and Vanessa were wonderfully talented. Henry is blessed.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/25/2020|
Are there any asexual posters here?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/25/2020|