105-year-old virgin says no sex the key to long life

105-year-old virgin says no sex the key to long life

Hat tip to blog reader Jane Zen who notified me of this article in a comment on another post.

(Link): 105-year-old virgin says no sex the key to long life

    A woman celebrating her 105th birthday says that celibacy and staying single has been the key to her long life.

    By Richard Savill 2:43PM BST 09 Oct 2008
    Clara Meadmore, a retired secretary, who still has her own hair, teeth, and sharp wit, never had time for a family and lived alone until going into care.

    She said: “I’ve always had lots of platonic friendships with men but never felt the need to go further than that or marry.”

    Miss Meadmore, who was born in Glasgow, and lived in Canada and New Zealand, before settling in Cornwall 40 years ago, also added that she had never had any interest in sex.

    “I imagine there is a lot of hassle involved and I have always been busy doing other things,” she said.

    “When I was a girl you only had sex with your husband and I never married. I grew up in an era where little girls were to be seen and not heard so I had to learn to stand up for myself and earn my own living.

    “Some men don’t like that in a woman and before long I was too old to marry anyway.”

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(Link): False Christian Teaching: “Only A Few Are Called to Singleness and Celibacy” or (also false): God’s gifting of singleness is rare – More Accurate: God calls only a few to marriage and God gifts only the rare with the gift of Marriage

(Link): On ‘Late’-In-Life Virginity Loss (from The Atlantic)

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(Link): Anti Virginity Editorial by Christian Blogger Tim Challies – Do Hurt / Shame Feelings or Sexual Abuse Mean Christians Should Cease Supporting Virginity or Teaching About Sexual Purity

(Link): Christians Who Attack Virginity Celibacy and Sexual Purity – and specifically Russell D. Moore and James M. Kushiner

(Link): Why So Much Fornication – Because Christians Have No Expectation of Sexual Purity

(Link): Gift of Singleness Gift of Celibacy Unbiblical – Those Terms and Teachings Contribute to Fornication / Editorial About Sex Surrogates

(Link): The Myth of the Gift – Regarding Christian Teachings on Gift of Singleness and Gift of Celibacy

(Link): There is No Such Thing as a Gift of Singleness or Gift of Celibacy or A Calling To Either One