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.
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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