October 10, 2008

"I have just never been interested in sex."

"I imagine there is a lot of hassle involved and I have always been busy doing other things."

So says Clara Meadmore, Britain's oldest virgin. She is now 105 years old.

34 comments:

Christy said...

Do we believe her?

AlphaLiberal said...
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Michael_H said...

It's the teeth, I think. The Brits used to have bad teeth. Most still do, except expats.

Ron said...

It would be quite symbolic to know when you're about to go, and save it up for the most dramatic send-off possible...

John K. said...

Yeah, but is she counting blow jobs and taking it in the keister? I've heard of women who indulge in these various forms of sodomy and yet still consider themselves "virgins"?

Well, it's not too late for her to get her game on and take the plunge, is it?

chickenlittle said...

Do they really grow over if you don't use them?

Jim said...

Didn't Obama say the same thing about Free Market Economics?

Will said...

Good for her. Sex is not the be-all and end-all of human existence.

dannyboy said...

"I have just never been interested in sex."
So says Clara Meadmore, Britain's oldest virgin. She is now 105 years old.


She's only sayin that because I was born 3 generations too late. Plus she's English and talk about uptight but I don't want to go there. I mean at 105 that cooter has to be sealed tighter than Fort Knox.

I'm bettin she's a closet carpet muncher.

dannyboy said...

Good for her. Sex is not the be-all and end-all of human existence.

Well next to beer no but if the hops dry up the babes better be ready to accomodate otherwise there will be hell to pay.

I'm just sayin you know.

cardeblu said...

"Good for her. Sex is not the be-all and end-all of human existence."

That may be true, but NO sex would be the end-all of human existence.

I'm just sayin'...

chickenlittle said...

will wrote: Sex is not the be-all and end-all of human existence.

True, but it rates a sine qua non at least.

Jen Bradford said...

There is something hilarious to me about a 105 year old woman referring to sex as a "hassle".

LoafingOaf said...

But has she ever had an orgasm?

Whatever the case, more power to someone for living her life her own way.

Michael said...

"Do we believe her?"

Of course not.

She must be lying.

Duh.

Father Martin Fox said...

Burn her--heretic!

How dare she defy the orthodoxy of our age?

NYU Law Libertarian said...

"Good for her. Sex is not the be-all and end-all of human existence"

Neither are brownies but I'm glad I ate a couple before I died. They were tasty.

blake said...

Like anything else in life, it could be that it was a pure expression of her true identity, or she could be really messed up.

Oxbay said...

She looks pretty good for 105 but the photo needs a little help.

Ann Althouse said...

That time you had the brownies, there was something else that you didn't eat. She was busy doing other things, she said. The question is: What were those other things?

buttondickbuttons said...

is she a shaker?
her chairs are sturdy
she's ripe

buttondickbuttons said...

i don't mind cleaning the veg-table bin
x-cept when it's wet
or stinky[plane]
the fruit...
I eat

dr kill said...

I've never been interested in sex either. I've been busy doing other things, like making love.

There is a difference people.

Oxbay said...

Althouse writes "She was busy doing other things, she said. The question is: What were those other things?" That's one question.

Here's another: everything else she's done in her life had no hassle? I doubt if hassle played any part in her chosen path.

buttondickbuttons said...

buttons are a hassle
zippers are quicker
sweatpants [w/non-tighty ankles]
shorts?

but...
if u put me in a zoo
I'd only fling poo
if u rapped on my glass

buttondickbuttons said...

forgot the dress
uniforms
togas...
umm
chloroform!

Pogo said...

"I have just never been interested in sex. ...there is a lot of hassle involved and I have always been busy doing other things."

Marriage frequently begets the very same outcome.

Amy Kane said...

I'd like to start a collection (maybe a blog) of the reasons centenarians give for their longevity. Cigars, looking on the bright side, a bottle of sherry a week. This is the first time I've seen celibacy.

Trooper York said...

"I have just never been interested in sex. ...there is a lot of hassle involved and I have always been busy doing other things."

Hey look, you qouted Titus and then he comes back. Cool.

William said...

Further research reveals that she was only fifty four years old at the time of her death.

John Lynch said...

Eh, sex is like everything else. Some people like bungee jumping. I don't. Given the many different kinds of sex that people like, or don't like, why is it so unusual that some people don't like it all?

There was a French writer who said that it's something a serious person would think of once a week. Can't remember who said it, and I'm not very serious.

Jen Bradford said...

I guess if I had to be married to ever have sex, which is how she was raised, I'd consider it a hassle also. Plus there's the factor of not knowing what you're missing anyway. I'm also imagining the horror of the newlywed in On Chesil Beach and amplifying it - yeah, I can see how a person might decline.

Meade said...

Obviously, she has had sex. How else could she live to be 105?

I think what she meant was she has never been interested in penetrative sex.

I have to admit I've never fully understood why anyone, unless they're trying to procreate, would be interested in being penetrated. Who needs all the hassles? Stick to former surgeon general Dr. Joycelyn Elders' advice and keep it hassle-free.

Amy Kane said...

I said I was gonna do it and I did it: How to Live to 100