Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Stronger?

Isabella Blyth of Gorgie, Scotland turned 106 years old on Saturday. She looks much younger, and attributes her long and healthy life to the fact that she's never been romantically involved.
The plucky pensioner, who celebrates her birthday tomorrow, has no regrets about living a life of abstinence and in fact believes it has made her physically and mentally strong.

Miss Blyth's niece, Sheena Campbell, who visits her aunt a couple of times a week, said they would mark the day with a cake, champagne and a reminisce about the past.

She said: "Isa is an amazing character and you wouldn't believe she was 106.

"She says that she has never felt the need for a romance and has never had time for a man. She had a high-powered job as a private secretary with North British Distilleries, which meant she was always busy.

This reminds me of an old joke in which the punch line reads, "Why would you want to?" Link -via Arbroath

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Why do people assume romance automatically involves sexual relations or promiscuity?

I maintain my previous comment that working as a secretary is hardly a thrilling replacement for love: "File this Isabella. I'll take my coffee with two sugars, Isabella. You're an asset to this company, Isabella."
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Why is it that people assume that celibacy is some sort of torture?

Just because you CAN have sex, why does that mean you HAVE to have it? I've never understood that mentality.

Sexual promiscuity is not a boon to society, that's for sure.
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You folks are mighty judgmental. I say congratulations to her: she's living a happy life the way she wants to, instead of listening to others. When you say she "hasn't lived," you seem to mean "she hasn't lived the way I think she should."
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