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Nikola Tesla: History’s Most Productive Virgin

November 4th, 2012 by

I had always thought of woman as possessing those delicate qualities of mind and soul that made her in thee respects far superior to man. I had put her on a lofty pedestal, figuratively speaking, and ranked her in certain important attributes considerably higher than man, I worshiped at the feet of the creature I had raised to this height, and, like every true worshiper, and I felt myself unworthy of the object of my worship.

–Nikola Tesla

You’ve probably heard of Nikola Tesla before. If not, here’s the short version: He was an unparalleled genius who invented the modern world, then died in obscurity.

Many excellent documentaries, infographics, and websites have focused on Tesla’s inventions and legacy. We’re going to focus on the man behind the legend, because in addition to being a supergenius, Tesla was also a lifelong virgin. Although he was a bit more extreme in his abstinence than most of us intend to be, there’s still much inspiration to be gleamed from his story.

Five of Tesla’s Most Incredible Inventions

It’s kind of an inside joke for those who wait: Somebody asks you “So what do you do with all that sexual frustration?” and then you show them your 4.0 GPA, your obsessive volunteering, and your room full of meticulously detailed sketches & artwork. Well, Tesla puts us all to shame in the “productive use of sexual frustration” department. Here are five of his creative babies:

  1. Sustainable Electric Power – Look down at the outlet that your computer is plugged into. Tesla invented that (really).
  2. Radio – Turn on the radio in your car. Tesla invented that.
  3. Radar – When your airplane flight makes it to its destination without crashing into another plane, thank Tesla.
  4. An Earthquake Machine – Tesla is credited as saying, creepily “If I had enough power, I could rip the world in half.”
  5. Free, Wireless Power – As his last act of invention, Tesla was working to give the whole world free, wireless power. But he never got the funding to finish.

Why Did Tesla Stay a Virgin?

Some people speculate that Tesla was asexual, meaning that he simply didn’t have the urge towards sex, but I don’t think that’s the case. Take a look at the following quote:

I put [women] on a lofty pedestal… I worshiped at the feet of the creature I had raised to this height, and, like every true worshiper, and I felt myself unworthy of the object of my worship.

–Nikola Tesla

That doesn’t sound like someone who’s uninterested in the opposite sex. Those sound like the words of a deeply shy man with a severe perfectionist streak. He was too introverted, his standards were too high (somewhat understandably…who could relate to him?), and he was consumed by his own projects. At least, that’s my theory.

What Can You Learn from Tesla’s Life?

There is more to life than sex and dating. Tesla is a wonderful example of what humans can achieve in a single lifetime when they are completely focused on forging their passions into reality at the expense of everything else that society says matters (money, relationships, sex, etc.).

Tesla was a true, uncompromising idealist. He had the chance to become a wealthy, famous industrialist, but he spurned that path without hesitation, spending his time instead trying to make every one of his ideas a reality.

Mini Biography

Born on July 10, 1856 in Croatia (think Austria) to father Milutin Tesla, a Serbian Orthodox Priest and mother Djuka Mandic, an inventor of household appliances.

Age 5: Attends primary school to study German, arithmetic, and religion.

Age 6: Father moves family to work as a pastor in Austria. Nikola completes primary.

Age 14: Capable of performing integral calculus in his head, leading his teachers to think that he was cheating. Meets his favorite math teacher, Martin Sekulic, who would profoundly influence him.

Age 17: Finishes a four-year school term in three years and returns to his hometown, Smiljan, Croatia.
Tesla contracts cholera shortly after arriving from Karlovac. This sickness would make him bedridden for nine months and bring him to the brink of death multiple times. Nikola’s father, in a moment of despair, agreed to send him to the best engineering school if he recovered from the illness. (His father originally wanted him to enter the priesthood).

Age 18: Tesla evades a draft by escaping to Tomingaj, near Gracac and explores the mountains in hunter’s garb. Tesla would claim that this contact with nature made him stronger, both physically and mentally. He would read many books while in Tomingaj and would later claim that Mark Twain’s works helped him to miraculously recover from the illness

Age 19-20: Enrolls at the Austrian Polytechnic in Graz, Austria on a Military Border scholarship. During his first year Tesla never missed a lecture, earned the highest grades possible, passed nine exams (nearly twice as many required[), started a Serbian culture club, and even received a letter of commendation from the dean of the technical faculty to his father, which stated, “Your son is a star of first rank.” Tesla claimed that he worked from 3 A.M. to 11 P.M., no Sundays or holidays excepted.

Comes into conflict with Professor Poeschl over the Gramme dynamo after suggesting that commutators weren’t necessary. At the end of his second year, Tesla lost his scholarship and became addicted to gambling.

Age 21: Gambles away his allowance and his tuition money, later gambling back his initial losses and returning the balance to his family. When exam time came, Tesla was unprepared and asked for an extension to study, but was denied. He never graduated from the university and did not receive grades for the last semester.

Age 22: Leaves Graz and severs all relations with his family. He didn’t want his parents to know that he had dropped out.
Tesla goes to Marburg (now in Slovenia) and works as a draftsman for 60 florins a month. Here, he would spend his spare time playing cards with the local man on the streets.

Age 23: Tesla was returns to Gospic under police guard for not having a residence permit. On 17 April 1879, Milutin Tesla died at the age of 60 after contracting an unspecified illness. During this year, Nikola taught a large class of students in his old school, Higher Real Gymnasium, in Gospic.

Tesla receives enough money from his uncles to help him flee to Prague. Unfortunately, Tesla could not attend Charles-Ferdinand University because he arrived too tardy to enroll; never took Greek, which was required; and was illiterate in Czech, which was also required. Tesla did, however, attend lectures at the university as an auditor but did not receive grades for the courses.

Age 24: Tesla moves to Budapest to work under Ferenc Puskas at a telegraph company, the Budapest Telephone Exchange. Upon arrival, Tesla realizes that the company, then under construction, was not functional, so he would work as a draftsman in the Central Telegraph Office, instead. Within a few months, the Budapest Telephone Exchange became functional and Tesla was allocated the chief electrician position. During his employment, Tesla made many improvements to the Central Station equipment and claimed to have perfected a telephone repeater or amplifier, which was never patented or publicly described.

Age 26: Tesla begins working the Continental Edison Company in France, designing and making improvements to electrical equipment.

Age 27: Tesla relocates to New York City. During his trip across the Atlantic, his ticket, money and some of his luggage were stolen and he was nearly thrown overboard after a mutiny broke out on the ship. He would arrive with only four cents in his pocket, a letter of recommendation, a few poems, and remnants of his belongings.

I know two great men and you are one of them; the other is this young man.

— Charles Batchelor, recommending Nikola Tesla to Thomas Edison

The letter of recommendation was written by Tesla’s former employer Charles Batchelor to Thomas Edison. He wrote “I know two great men and you are one of them; the other is this young man.” Edison hired Tesla to work for his Edison Machine Works. Tesla’s work for Edison began with simple electrical engineering and quickly progressed to solving some of the company’s most difficult problems. Tesla was even offered the task of completely redesigning the Edison Company’s direct current generators.

Age 29: Tesla claims that he could redesign Edison’s inefficient motor and generators, making an improvement in both service and economy. According to Tesla, Edison remarked, “There’s fifty thousand dollars in it for you—if you can do it” this has been noted as an odd statement from an Edison whose company was stingy with pay and who did not have that sort of cash on hand. After months of work, Tesla fulfilled the task and inquired about payment. Edison, claiming that he was only joking, replied, “Tesla, you don’t understand our American humor.” Instead, Edison offered a US$10 a week raise over Tesla’s US$18 per week salary; Tesla refused the offer and immediately resigned.

Age 30: Tesla forms his own company, Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing. The company installed electrical arc light based illumination systems designed by Tesla and also had designs for dynamo electric machine commutators, the first patents issued to Tesla in the US.

Tesla proposes that the company should go on to develop his ideas for alternating current transmission systems and motors. The investors disagreed and eventually fired him, leaving him penniless; Tesla was forced to work as a ditch digger for US$2 per day. Tesla considered the winter of 1886/1887 as a time of “terrible headaches and bitter tears”. During this time, he questioned the value of his education.

Age 31: Starts a company, the Tesla Electric Company, with the backing of New York attorney Charles F. Peck and Alfred S. Brown, the director of Western Union. They would set up a laboratory for Tesla at 89 Liberty St. in Manhattan so he could work on his alternating current motor and other devices for power distribution, with an agreement that they share fifty-fifty with Tesla any profits generated from patents.

Constructs a brushless alternating current induction motor based on a rotating magnetic field principle which would later be patented by 1888. Develops the principles of the Tesla coil.

The editor of Electrical World magazine, Thomas Commerford Martin (a friend and publicist), arranges for Tesla to demonstrate his alternating current system, including his induction motor, at the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (now IEEE).

Engineers working for the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company report to George Westinghouse that Tesla had a viable AC motor and power system—something that Westinghouse had been trying to secure.

Age 32: Brown and Peck negotiate a licensing deal with George Westinghouse for Tesla’s polyphase induction motor and transformer designs for $60,000 in cash and stock and a royalty of $2.50 per AC horsepower produced by each motor. Westinghouse would also hire Tesla for one year for the large fee of $2,000 a month to be a consultant at the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company’s Pittsburgh labs.

Tesla works in Pittsburgh, helping to create an alternating current system to power the city’s streetcars. He would find the time there frustrating because of conflicts between him and the other Westinghouse engineers over how to best implement AC power. Between them, they came up with the modern standard three-phase, 60-cycle current AC current system, although they found that, since Tesla’s induction motor could only run at a constant speed, it would not work for street cars. They ended up using a DC traction motor instead.

Age 35: Tesla becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States. He told many of his companions that he valued the citizenship more than any scientific honors that he had acquired.

Establishes his South Fifth Avenue laboratory in New York and later, his Houston Street laboratory in New York at 46 E. Houston Street. He would light electric lamps wirelessly at both of the New York locations, providing evidence for the potential of wireless power transmission.

Age 36: Spend a few months in Europe visiting other scientists. He would later visit his hometown, arriving from Paris hours before his mother’s death. After the death of his mother, Nikola became ill and spent two to three weeks recovering in Gospic and Tomingaj.

Age 36-38: Tesla serves as the vice president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, the forerunner (along with the Institute of Radio Engineers) of the modern-day IEEE.

Tesla investigates harvesting energy in space. He believed that it was merely a question of time until men would succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.

Age 37: Westinghouse wins the bid to electrify the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago with alternating current. This World’s Fair devoted a building to electrical exhibits. It was a key event in the history of AC power as Westinghouse and Tesla demonstrated the safety and reliability of alternating current to the American public. At the Columbian Exposition, Tesla demonstrated a series of electrical effects in a lecture he had performed throughout America and Europe.

While citing his financial difficulties, Westinghouse convinces Tesla to release his company from licensing agreement over Tesla’s AC patents in exchange for Westinghouse Electric purchasing the patents flat for $216,000; this provided Westinghouse a break from what, due to alternating current’s rapid gain in popularity, had turned out to be an overly generous $2.50 per AC horsepower royalty.

Age 38: Tesla begins investigating what he referred to as radiant energy of “invisible” kinds that he had noticed damaged film in his lab in previous experiments (later identified as “Roentgen rays” or “X-Rays”).

Tesla may have been the first person in North America to accidentally capture an X-ray image when he tried to photograph Mark Twain illuminated by an earlier type of gas discharge tube Geissler tube in 189 Soon after, much of Tesla’s early research was lost in the 5th Avenue laboratory fire of March 1895.

Age 39: After hearing of Wilhelm Röntgen’s discovery of X-ray and X-ray imaging (radiography), Tesla proceeds to do his own experiments in X-ray imaging, developing a high energy single terminal vacuum tube of his own design that had no target electrode and that worked from the output of the Tesla Coil (the modern term for the phenomenon produced by this device is bremsstrahlung (or braking radiation).

Age 40: Tesla’s radio wave experiments in 1896 were conducted in Gerlach Hotel (later renamed The Radio Wave building), where he resided.

Age 42: Tesla demonstrates a radio-controlled boat—which he dubbed a “teleautomaton”—to the public during an electrical exhibition at Madison Square Garden. The crowd who witnessed the demonstrated claimed the boat to be everything from magic and telepathy to being piloted by a trained monkey hidden inside.

Tesla tries to sell his idea to the U.S. military as a type of radio-controlled torpedo, but they showed little interest.
Tesla devises an “electric igniter” or spark plug for internal combustion gasoline engines. He was awarded U.S. Patent 609,250 , “Electrical Igniter for Gas Engines”, for this mechanical ignition system.

Tesla moves to Colorado Springs, where he would have room for his high-voltage, high-frequency experiments; his lab was located near Foote Ave. and Kiowa St. Tesla stops by a meeting of the Commercial Club in Chicago, Illinois for his “Teleautomatics” address/demonstration while on his way to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Tesla performs his first experiments at his Colorado Springs lab; he recorded his initial spark length at five inches long, but very thick and noisy.

Age 43: John Jacob Astor IV invests $100,000 for Tesla to further develop and produce a new lighting system. Instead, Tesla used the money to fund his Colorado Springs experiments. On 7 January 1900, Tesla left Colorado Springs. His lab was torn down and its contents were sold to satisfy a debt.

Age 44: With US$150,000, Tesla begins planning the Wardenclyffe Tower facility.Tesla was granted patents for “system of transmitting electrical energy” and “an electrical transmitter”. When Guglielmo Marconi made his famous first ever transatlantic radio transmission in 1901, Tesla quipped that it was done with 17 Tesla patents. This was the beginning of years of patent battles over radio with Tesla’s patents being upheld in 1903, followed by a reverse decision in favor of Marconi in 1904.

Age 45: Marconi successfully transmits the letter S from England toNewfoundland, terminating Tesla’s relationship with Morgan. Tesla’s lab operations are moved to Wardenclyffe from Houston Street.

Age 45- 50: Tesla writes over 50 letters to Morgan, pleading for and demanding additional funding to complete the construction of Wardenclyffe. Tesla continues his project for another nine months. The tower was raised to its full 187 feet.
Age 50: Tesla demonstrates his 200 hp (150 kW) 16,000 rpm bladeless turbine.

Age 54-55: During 1910–1911 at the Waterside Power Stationin New York, several of his bladeless turbine engines were tested at 100–5,000 hp.

Age 58-62: Tesla looks overseas for investors to fund his research. When the war started, Tesla lost the funding he was receiving from his patents in European countries. Tesla made predictions about the relevant issues of a post-World War I environment in a printed article, “Science and Discovery are the great Forces which will lead to the Consummation of the War” (20 December 1914). Tesla believed that the League of Nations was not a remedy for the times and issues.
During this time, Tesla was staying at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, renting in an arrangement for deferred payments. Eventually, the Wardenclyffe deed was turned over to George Boldt, proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria, to pay a US$20,000 debt (about $400,000 today). In 1917, around the time that the Wardenclyffe Tower was demolished by Boldt to make the land a more viable real estate asset, Tesla received AIEE’s highest honor, the Edison Medal.

Age 59: A Reuters news agency reports that the Nobel Prize in Physics that year is being awarded to Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, but on November 15 Reuters released a story stating the prize would be awarded to Sir William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg “for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays”. There are claims by Tesla biographers that neither Edison nor Tesla were given the award because of their animosity toward each other; that each sought to minimize the other’s achievements and right to win the award; that both refused ever to accept the award if the other received it first; and that both rejected any possibility of sharing it.

Age 61: Tesla first establishes the principles of frequency and power level for the first primitive radar units.

Age 72: Receives his last patent, U.S. Patent 1,655,114 , for a biplane capable of taking off vertically (VTOL aircraft).

Age 78: Moves to the Hotel New Yorker after reaching a settlement with the Westinghouse Corporation, in which Tesla was granted a consulting rate of US$125 per month along paid monthly renting expenses.

Age 79: Tesla announces a method of transmitting mechanical energy with minimal loss over any terrestrial distance, a related new means of communication, and a method of accurately determining the location of underground mineral deposits.

Age 80: Tesla replies to a birthday telegram from Vladko Macek, saying that he is “equally proud” of his “Serbian origin and Croatian homeland” and “Long live all Yugoslavs.”

Age 81: Tesla leaves the Hotel New Yorker to make his regular commute to the cathedral and the library to feed the pigeons. While crossing a street a couple of blocks from the hotel, Tesla was unable to dodge a moving taxicab and was thrown heavily to the ground. Tesla’s back was severely wrenched and three of his ribs were broken in the accident
Tesla didn’t raise any question as to who was at fault and refused medical aid, only asking be taken to his hotel via cab. Tesla was bedridden for some months and was unable to continue feeding pigeons from his window.

In the spring of 1938, Tesla was able to get up. He at once resumed the pigeons—feeding walks on a much more limited scale, but frequently had a messenger act for him.

Tesla writes a treatise, “The Art of Projecting Concentrated Non-dispersive Energy through the Natural Media”, concerning charged particle beam weapons. Tesla would publish the document in an attempt to expound on the technical description of a “superweapon that would put an end to all war.”

Age 86: Dies alone in Room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel. His corpse was later found by maid Alice Monaghan after she had entered Tesla’s room, ignoring the “do not disturb” sign that Tesla had had placed on his door two days prior to his death. Assistant medical examiner, H. W. Wembly, was called to the scene; after examining of the body, he ruled that the cause of death had been coronary thrombosis and that there had been no suspicious circumstances.

After his death After Tesla’s death the custodian of alien property impounded his trunks, which held his papers, his diplomas and other honours, his letters, and his laboratory notes. These were eventually inherited by Tesla’s nephew, Sava Kosanovich, and later housed in the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade.

Death: Hundreds filed into New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine for his funeral services, and a flood of messages acknowledged the loss of a great genius. Three Nobel Prize recipients addressed their tribute to “one of the outstanding intellects of the world who paved the way for many of the technological developments of modern times.”

46 Responses to “Nikola Tesla: History’s Most Productive Virgin”

  1. Pure says:

    Tesla, the classic mad scientist! 🙂 I enjoyed this article!

  2. Sophie says:

    Awesome article!!! I read a really great teen novel about the Titanic called Distant Waves. It had a lot of historical figures in it, and Tesla was one of them. 🙂 That book was the only reason why I knew who he was and what he did. He sounded like a very eccentric, but genius person in the book.

  3. markb4 says:

    Love the article! David Bowie as Tesla 😀 !!!

  4. Ben says:


    I am looking for a citation for this part of your text:
    “On 7 January 1900, Tesla left Colorado Springs. His lab was torn down and its contents were sold to satisfy a debt.”

    Thank u advancé and god bless u all!

  5. Venessa says:

    Tesla was not a mad scientist, he was simply an Obsessive compulsorily who reached old age and naturally got dementia. It can happen to anyone. His actions were a result of severe loneliness and he “fell inlove with a white pigeon”. During his last years he said he regretted not marrying because and it negatively affected his work. I love Tesla and hope to meet him someday in the afterlife. God have mercy on his soul and forgive his sins.

  6. New says:

    Newton was also life long virgin.

  7. Goatface Killa says:

    Most productive virgin? Ever Heard of Mary???

  8. Jegsy Scarr says:

    @Goatface Killa: lol! Good point…


  9. athiest says:

    Uhhh, who’s Mary and what did she invent?

  10. Jegsy Scarr says:

    @athiest: Since you gave your name as “athiest” I assume you’re kidding. (Either that, or you just really like telling people you’re an atheist, and you’ve really no idea who Mary is. I do hope it’s the former…)


  11. Cheri says:

    I do not drop many comments, however i did a
    feww searching and wound up here Nikola Tesla: History

  12. Moses martin says:

    Tesla was aman set aside from ordinary commited and driven by his passion

  13. Felice says:

    I like your article, but with all due respect, I think you’re on thin ice claiming Tesla was a virgin until his death. It’s true he never married and he had a strong antisocial streak, but even with the times he lived in, that doesn’t necessarily mean he never had sex, and you don’t present any counter-evidence to support your claim at all. I’m not saying you’re wrong, just that there is a probability that you are and you are ignoring it.
    Also, “think Austria” when talking about Serbia is plain wrong. While still a bit off, another Slavonic country like Czechoslovakia would be a better representative.

  14. Victoria says:

    I thought that this guy was kind of a creeper!!!!!!!!!

  15. sylvia medley says:

    Victoria; your wrong, again!!!

  16. Karen says:

    I would like to know about his research on Scalar Energy

  17. Courier says:

    In a March 3rd, 1922 interview with the Serbian-American newspaper Serbobran, Tesla said, “I destroyed my sexuality at the age of thirty-three because a certain French actress kept coming to me making it impossible for me to concentrate.”

    Does anyone else find that quote more than a little disturbing? Whether he was speaking literally or figuratively is not known, but I think that either way it’s a pretty alarming sign of deep sexual repression. I don’t think that using Tesla as a model for the virtues of sexual abstinence is a very healthy perspective. In fact, I think that Tesla’s self-castration, be it physical or emotional, makes a very telling argument for the dangers of denying one’s own sexuality out of fear and shame.

  18. Arthur says:

    Courier: I found that line about destroying his sexuality incredible. Is the interview available online? I’ve been searching for a source for your claim but I can’t find it. Is it in one of these:

  19. DAvid says:

    I agree with courier

  20. trn says:

    Nikola Tesla je bio monah i naucnik u isto vreme.

  21. Tamara says:

    I am not sure where on Earth you are getting your information from, but I’ve been studying Nikola Tesla for over 15 years and he was NOT a virgin, nor were the rumors of him being celibate during his mid-life true either. Where you do people get this information, seriously a lifelong virgin???

  22. michaela czech says:

    I love Nikola Tesla and i am his big fan.
    Great human Slavic and European.

  23. Kevin says:

    They may have gotten it from here. About 30 minutes in.

    Watch “Tesla Master Of Lightning” on YouTube

  24. Kevin says:

    Watch “Tesla Master Of Lightning” on YouTube

  25. Takeru says:

    Tesla refused having sex because sexual energy is connected with creation energy. If fact it is the same energy. Nowadays our minds are bombarded with sex images because thinking mainly about having sex, watching porn, masturbating etc literary sucks out our life and creative energy.

  26. Nessie Makhno says:

    I am a 32 year old virgin. I think Tesla was one of the most inspiring individuals who had proved that it is great to be yourself, to be different.

  27. nonamepls says:

    well I was trying to find an article why a spiritual person like me with no desire of having sexual interaction exists?and if it is healthy to be like me?and will I ever regret not having sex?that I ended up with my all the time fav Nikola Telsa in an article been pointed as virgin
    after reading comments I got to Courier comment that he regretted his sexual repression as if he actually felt sexual n not marrying
    well I don’t want to end up like him but yet I don’t like to have sex to reach orgasmic moments
    its very confusing for me as I have been like this for many years and am so young
    to have romance or not to?in this world full of sex driven minded men

  28. N N Aurea says:

    Gnostic texts found at Nag Hammadi explain sex was a function designed in humans to bind them to this earthly realm. Not all humans are the same. Those who have inherited the spirit of light, (Pronnoia), are often “above” reckless self-indulgences and live more in the mind, while those of animal soul do not have the cognitive skills to accord their behavior to their intention.

    If you feel any reticense towards sexual activity, simply refrain until you know yourself fully, which can only happen when you seek information about the true history of humankind and how you came to be, why you are here and–most importantly–how to get out.

  29. AWAREONENESS says:

    please people stop confusing sexual energy with reproduction energy

    we can create without having sex: it was tesla’s case

    more here, no need to to the maths, just listen to what she has to telll you

  30. Sam says:

    I Think Tesla is right i sometimes feel the same about sex . In this world even 11 years old children have sex for fun . Some people have taken sex into a whole new level and little ones practice gay

  31. Sameel Edem Vudu of great Ghana. says:

    Tesla did well by abstaining from sex for a along period but as it has been said no man can live except a very strong man of God with out thinking about se or to see a picture of a naked woman :>and decides not to think anything is not common . At first young girls stay home to help their mothers after school but now they go to their boy friends to enjoy sex but in future does not marry that same guy. What i am saying is it is okay to have sex during marriage . Choosing a wife doesn’t mean choosing one at your standard.

  32. LIQUIDCELL says:

    Tesla, my most cherished ideal man. He never bowed down to the Illuminati. The faggots took away his job when he was 30 years old—this was an extremely difficult time when he experienced complete despair and bitter doubt.

    God truly loved this man.

  33. Ava says:

    how do we know he’s a virgin? like he could have not written it down, had a secret lover, etc…….

  34. Simon Langley says:

    So Tesla had a poor opinion of himself and inadequate social skills and you hold this up as though it’s a good thing?

    Sex is fundamentally important to human beings both from a reproductive perspective as well as being central to forming strong relationships with a partner. Not having sex is absolutely not something to be admired but pitied.

    Religion has warped people’s view of sex so that something that is positive and healthy is regarded as sinful. It’s a crying shame.

    I might also add, sex is absolutely great. Most people never experience ecstasy except through sex. Go on, try it, you’ll love it.

  35. Simon Langley says:

    PS I didn’t wait until I was married. I didn’t get married but I have three wonderful children and a beautiful partner whom I love very much and have been faithful to for more than 30 years.

  36. Anonymous says:

    “Born on July 10, 1856 in Croatia (think Austria) to father Milutin Tesla”..

    What.. cant idiotic residents of the USA discern between AO empire and Croatian state?..

  37. Anonymous says:

    Tesla goes to Marburg (now in Slovenia) and works as a draftsman for 60 florins a month. Here, he would spend his spare time playing cards with the local man on the streets…


  38. Grasshopper says:

    Has anyone looked at the possibility that Tesla was unable to have sex because of excessive exposure to electromagnetism? Modern studies have shown that exposure to excessive electricity can damage the autonomic nervous system. This is one cause of loss of the ability to have orgasm.

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  40. Robert W. Foy says:

    Orgasm, schmorgasm, It’s hardly worth the effort and in my Christian Faith; sex outside of marriage is a grave sin. The world is so bloody hypersexualized, and those who value and practice chastity are scorned; downgraded; insulted and forgoing the ecstasy which is what? a momentary muscular spasm and not all that rewarding, while abstaining from sex results in serenity, peace and freedom from neurosis from the inner conflicts resulting from right vs. wrong and illicit sex is wrong, darkening the soul; it is faulsley called repression—wrong, it’s renunciation for a higher good.—pleasing God the creator of sex for a purposes. Think ! Robert W. Foy

  41. Robert W. Foy says:

    Orgasm, schmorgasm, It’s hardly worth the effort, and what is it?, but a momentary muscular spasm that passes, and not all thatv rewarding; my Christian Faith teaches that sexual activity is to be reserved for marriage only, and God created the sexual function for a purpose; He knows what He is about. The world is so hypersexualized, and those who practice chastity are scorned, berated, insulted, while the chaste ones live serenely, and free of inner conflicts resulting from in ignoring right vs. wrong and illicit sex is wrong, a grave sin, and darkens the soul. There is a season for everything, a time to be born and a time to die, and all things are passing, including sex, everything passes except one and that is love. Robert W. Foy

  42. Jonathan Valenzuela says:

    I am happy that Robert gave the last comment here. “renunciation not repression”. Thank God that you speak good English and know those proper words, as I couldn’t quite word it myself while reading everyone else’s responses. People are very sex crazed now a days and I strongly believe that it is marketing and boredom towards an unfulfilling life is the leading cause for the masses, and not that it is human nature to want to have sex every moment. I believe our intelligence is our defining purpose and that unleashing energy into our minds leads to creativity. I don’t think it is a surprise that countless great men met greatness at a young age, shortly following a marriage at a young age to a woman as a support base. Marriage for support, not for sex. Now a days it is looked at as peculiar to marry young. Or to practice abstinence until marriage. People think that is weird and ridicule such practices intolerably, and I think that is a shame. It reflects that darkening of the soul that Robert speaks of. You see, sex is the end reached by meaning to satisfy a cognitive desire or craving. Therefore, sex is fundamentally an act of greed, since sex is itself certainly not a “need” for a human to survive (food, water, air: simple). And the practice of allowing greed to direct ones actions makes one a greedier person and thus “darker soul”. It is too often not about love. It is too often not a memory that turns into a lie: if we would like to speak of repression. How about some truth? Why aren’t we all in a hurry to speak truth? Because we’ve become darker souls. Because money is more important to most than love. Because women want to outdo men in business and gain authority and control, like a man. A man who is looking to marry a women, but finds he has married a brain that is shaped like a mans brain is sooner to get divorced than over half of marriages should not meet their end. Thus over half of marriages in U.S. are unsuccessful and most young men won’t accomplish much greatness without that support and pride that they need. For as women need courtesy do men need pride, in general. That is why men work for their families. It is as much as pride as it is love. Because a real man doesn’t let his family starve and does nothing about it. If Tesla was alive today, he would have certainly castarated himself lolll. Now women don’t just abandon a supportive position to compete with men and therefore throw many off balance who no longer have that support. In that world, at least women are putting in work. In todays world, many women readily practice sexual freedom to an extent that once only fitted life long whores, yet fail to achieve nearly as much in the realm of finances, but are readily able to suppress their sexual history through lies to make themselves more of what the vast majority of men see as marriage material. This is done so that they can live off of the man’s resources like a parasite. In this world, people don’t marry young. The successful men hardly get laid in their youth as they slave away their efforts to obtain success and are not in a marriage as it is not normal to marry young. In there thirties with the world in their palms, they then seek a partner and often get someone whose main accomplishment has been her sexual conquests. Then to top it off, it is shunned upon to want to marry a virgin in U.S. This is seen as somehow seeking to repress women’s sexuality, and if the man is too a virgin until marriage, it seems peculiar. This world is a sexual mess, tell you that much. “I say, we shall have no more marriages” _ Hamlet

  43. Jonathan Valenzuela says:

    It is too often a memory that turns into a lie** oops lol

  44. Christine says:

    He was not driven by sexual urges, that’s for sure. He was so intelligent that he was hard-pressed to find a woman that could match him. He was driven altruistically to help make a better world and advance science. It was not a choice. He had a certain genetic make-up and he did accordingly. He was kind and friendly, but not outgoing or a socialite. A quiet person, totally involved and enjoying his work.

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