‘I never fancied sex’

2010-10-09 00:00

LONDON — Britain’s oldest virgin says her longevity is thanks to her never having sex. Clara Meadmore, of Cornwall, recently celebrated her 107th birthday and says she never bothered to have sex with anyone because it seemed like too much hassle. The retired secretary said she knew she would stay single from the age of 12 and focused on her career. “People have asked whether I am a homosexual and the answer is no. I have just never been interested in or fancied sex,” she said. “I imagine there is a lot of hassle involved. I have always been busy doing other things … When I was a girl you only had sex with your husband and I never married.”

Though she had many offers of marriage, Meadmore preferred to focus on her career. “I’ve always had lots of platonic friendships with men but never felt the need to go further than that or marry,”

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