John Lennon wanted to sleep with a man but never found one attractive or smart enough, Yoko Ono has revealed.
In a wide ranging interview with The Daily Beast, Ono said her husband had been too inhibited to act on his urge.
“I think he had a desire to, but I think he was too inhibited,” she said.
Ono said Lennon was also very picky, making it very “difficult” to find the right man for him to bed.
“They would have to be not just physically attractive, but mentally very advanced too. And you can’t find people like that.”
Ono reflected on a conversation she had had with Lennon just months before he died.
“The beginning of the year he was killed, he said to me, I could have done it, but I can’t because I just never found somebody that was that attractive.
“Both John and I were into attractiveness, you know, beauty.”
There was an old rumour that Lennon had sex with his Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Ono confirmed there was chemistry between the two.
“It was never consummated. But it was a pretty intense relationship,” Ono said.
Asked about her own sexuality, Ono confirmed she had never sexually desired another woman.
“John and I had a big talk about it, saying, basically, all of us must be bisexual,” she said.
“And we were sort of in a situation of thinking that we’re not [bisexual] because of society.
“So we are hiding the other side of ourselves, which is less acceptable. But I don’t have a strong sexual desire towards another woman.”