105-year-old virgin claims secret of longevity lies in celibacy!

October 10th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 10 (ANI): A woman, whos celebrating her 105th birthday, has said that celibacy and staying single is the key to her long life.

Chaste Clara Meadmore revealed that sex in her era meant getting married and, at the age of 12, she made up her mind that she would remain single and would lead a celibate life.

Ive just never been interested in or fancied having sex. I imagine theres a lot of hassle involved, The Sun quoted Clara, as saying.

Ive never had a boyfriend and never been bothered about relationships. When I was a girl you only had sex with your husband and I never wed, she added.

Clara, who was born in Glasgow in 1903, mowed her garden till the age of 97.

Ive always had lots of platonic friendships with men, but never felt the need to go further, she said.

I made my mind up at 12 never to marry and Ive not gone back on that. Ive always been too busy doing other things. People have asked if Im a homosexual the answer is no, she added.

Clara, who served in Egypt with the Womens Royal Army Corps during World War Two, revealed that she could still remember the sinking of Titanic, when she was 8 and the outbreak of world war one. (ANI)

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