The 108-year-old woman who attributed her long life to celibacy
Clara Meadmore, Britain’s oldest virgin, lived to be 108. She often attributed her longevity down to her abstinence. Clara never had sex because she was “too busy” for intimate relationships, which seemed like “a lot of hassle.” She abstained as a young woman to concentrate on earning a living. The retired secretary said sex meant marriage during her youth in the 1920s and 1930s and she was never interested in settling down. Instead of boyfriends, Clara filled her time with reading, gardening, cooking and listening to the radio.