Few people who have seen her gyrate, thrust, or sing about life’s carnal pleasures will have seen this one coming. Lady Gaga is telling her fans to stay celibate, just like her. "I can't believe I'm saying this—don't have sex,” the 24-year-old said. “I'm single right now and I've chosen to be single because I don't have the time to get to know anybody. So it's OK not to have sex, it's OK to get to know people. I'm celibate, celibacy's fine." Speaking to raise awareness of the rising rate of HIV among women, Gaga reminded her following that having sex is not a must and that there is nothing wrong with being patient. “I remember the cool girls when I was growing up,” she said. “Everyone started to have sex. But it's not really cool anymore to have sex all the time. It's cooler to be strong and independent."