A lot of people don’t know this, but there are plenty of asexual celebrities in the world. Some modern celebrities who identify as asexual include Tim Gunn, Mike Skinner, and Paula Poundstone, just to name a few.
The list of asexual celebrities goes on and on.
Statistics indicate that about 1 to 5 percent of people in the world are asexual, or “ace” if you are feeling informal.
For those who have no clue what asexual means, the term refers to a state in which sexual activities, feelings, or associations are not desirable or worth pursuing. In other words, asexual people are not sexually drawn to anybody.
Asexuality is the polar opposite of pansexuality. Pansexual people are attracted to any kind of person, regardless of their gender.
Then we have those who identify as graysexual, who can’t say whether they are asexual or sexual.
However, that does not mean asexual celebrities have never been in relationships or that they can’t be romantic.
Actually, asexual people can experience romantic attraction. However, they never get any desire to express their romantic feelings sexually.
That is why some asexual people kiss.
That said, asexual people can also be aromantic, which means they may not experience romantic attraction of any kind.
Famous Asexual Celebrities In History
It’s important to note that it’s not just modern celebrities who suffer from asexuality.
Notable historical figures such as Nicola Tesla have also been described as asexual, and he is undoubtedly one of the most famous asexuals in history.
It is also believed Tesla died a virgin. In fact, he described the process of inventing as more fulfilling than food, sleep, friends, and even love.
Sir Isaac Newton, another timeless scientific icon, is also often described as asexual based on his complete lack of interest in relationships and his extreme devotion to research.
Symptoms Of Asexuality
Asexual symptoms are many and varied, and they include an inability to find any motivation in sex.
For instance, David Jay, a famous asexual advocate, expected that he would experience a great sexual awakening as an adult, but it didn’t happen.
Based on that discovery, he admits to drawing the conclusion that he “was broken.”
Bradford Cox, Deerhunter and Atlas Sound frontman, has often admitted to being asexual on interviews, and he describes asexuality as a “comfort zone where you don’t get rejected.”
Renowned New Zealand author, Keri Hulme, said that as a teen, sex “didn’t intrigue her in the slightest.”
One of the most common asexual tests is the willingness to commit to a celibate life. Many famous self-professed celebrities admit that the journey to asexuality began with the decision to live a celibate life.
For instance, Temple Grandin chose the celibate life while in boarding school, and she never looked back. Tim Gunn identified as asexual after an ugly end to a ten-year relationship made him commit to celibacy.
Married Asexual Celebrities
Strangely, even if you identify as an asexual person, you can still marry and have kids. In fact, asexual people can even fall in love, such as the Russian politician Valeriya Novodvorskaya.
Similarly, Mike Skinner got married in 2010, even after admitting in a tweet a year earlier that he was asexual. He even got a kid with his wife.
Caitlyn Jenner, who transitioned into a woman and later confessed to being asexual, was also married three times and had kids before “coming out.”
Therefore, an asexual person can still long for companionship and romance and even pursue it, even though the sexual aspect is not usually a motivating factor.
Asexual People Are Capable Of Love
Some asexual people are highly capable of love, and many would be lucky to get into relationships with them.
T.E. Lawrence, a British soldier, said “fervent messages of love” towards him made him feel uncomfortable around such people. However, a friend of his admitted that Lawrence offered the “purest affection, love and respect… a love and respect that was spiritual in quality.”
He is the inspiration behind the movie Lawrence of Arabia.
Florence Nightingale was also reportedly asexual, and apparently, the famous caregiver died a virgin. She was capable of love, although it was motherly in nature.
Today, we even know of asexual YouTubers such as Mikey Neumann, who says the condition is “super weird” because we live in a “sexually charged entertainment landscape.”
Famous Asexual Characters
There are also many famous asexual characters, such as Sherlock Holmes, who demonstrate a complete lack of interest in the opposite sex.
Elsa from Frozen is also believed to be an aromantic asexual for not wanting much to do with those she loves. However, this character feels guilty for her “brokenness,” although she later learns to love herself.
Similarly, the way Bilbo Baggins lives indicates that he is asexual. All TheLord Of The Rings character seems to care about are good friends, books, good food, and home.
Frederic Chopin was also asexual, and he rebuffed all the female attention that came his way after coming up with his famous and brilliant musical compositions. He had no interest in men either, which goes to show that he was asexual.
Even though Chopin was in a long-term relationship, it apparently remained unconsummated.
Can Aromantic Asexual People Find Love?
There is someone for everyone, and that does not exclude asexual people. What matters is finding someone who accepts you for who you are.
Consequently, asexual people can still find love and companionship. For instance, David Jay, a famous asexual activist and the founder of Asexual Visibility and Education Network, has an asexual girlfriend.
Steven Patrick Morrissey, a popular singer, also identifies as asexual. Nevertheless, he still admits to having entertained the thought of having kids with a woman.
Asexuality does not mean being against sex. Emilie Autumn, a famous singer-songwriter, explained that although she identifies as asexual, she has nothing against sex.
Therefore, being asexual does not imply a fear of sex but rather a general lack of interest in this form of intimacy.
Fortunately, awareness about asexuality is growing, especially with the increasing popularity of the asexual flag, which represents how diverse human sexuality can be.
With all these famous celebrities coming out and admitting to being asexual, there has never been an easier time to find out if you are asexual.