"I haven't had sex in 29 years. Do I feel like less of a person for it? No. Not even remotely," Gunn, 58, revealed during ABC’s new health and lifestyle daytime talk show, The Revolution. Gunn, who is also a host on the new show, added that he feels like a "perfectly happy, fulfilled individual."
His abstinence is rooted in psychological damage from a previous relationship. "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."
At the time, the AIDS epidemic was just beginning. "I think a lot of people simply retreated because they were concerned about their health. I certainly was," he says. "And I'm happy to be healthy and alive, quite frankly."
But he’s not totally on sexual strike. "It's not as though I'm some barren forest," he says. "I don't want to imply to anyone that I have a mandate that says no sex. I don't. I don't know what's around the corner."