10 Famous Sex Bans

Sometimes giving up sex is the surest way to success
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2010 12:00 PM CST
Lenny Kravitz poses for photos in the press room at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concert at Madison Square Garden, Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 in New York.   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
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(Newser) – A darts superstar (yes, darts) recently claimed a self-imposed sex ban is key to his success—and he’s not the only one who’s willingly cut himself off from the nookie. The Mirror takes a look at 10 other famous sex bans:

  • Sylvester Stallone: “There is only so much energy in the body,” said Stallone of the ban during Rocky filming in 2006. “I know some athletes in the film didn’t adhere to the ban, but I did because I knew it was the only way."
  • Lenny Kravitz: Last year, he told Maxim he’d been celibate for three years: “It’s just a promise I made until I get married.”

  • David Haye: The British boxer says, “If you refrain from busting a nut for six weeks before a fight you've got a serious edge. People ask my why I'm so aggressive in the ring. This is why.”
  • Kenyan activists: Women’s activist groups imposed a week-long sex ban—and said they would pay prostitutes to join—to protest political infighting.
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