Homosexual pop star Boy George is sexually attracted to his female friends - but refuses to stray into the "dark" world of having a romance with them.

The former Culture Club frontman prefers the intimacy derived from asexual friendships with women, because he fears sex complicates a relationship.

George, 43, says, "There is a flirtation and definitely an attraction between me and my female friends, but you can be more intimate and vulnerable with people when you remove the sexual aspect.

"Sex adds something dark to a relationship, it always complicates things.

"I share an apartment with my friend CHRISTINE, and we're like an old married couple. It's unconsummated, but we borrow each other's eyeliner."

01/05/2005 21:13