We read a very interesting article in the Times over the weekend about Celibacy, so we thought we’d share some of the best bits with you.
1. The ingredients that make sex wonderful can also make it destructive. Psychologist Harvey Milkman and chemist Stanley Sunderwirth, authors of Craving for Ecstasy: The Consciousness and Chemistry of Escape, believe that sexual arousal triggers an increase in the release of neurotransmitters in much the same way as drugs and alcohol.
2. Leonardo Da Vinci, Stephen Fry, Cliff Richard, Morrissey, Isaac Newton, Hans Christian Andersen, Stevie Smith, Beryl Bainbridge, Irma Kurtz and Mother Teresa were all famously celibate.
3. If you don’t have sex, you can’t have bad sex. And you won’t have to worry about contraception, sexually-transmitted infections, compatibility, penis size and so on. Which leaves a lot more time for beauty treatments, sports, good books, movies and more.
4. Clara Meadmore, Britain’s oldest virgin at 105 says lifelong celibacy is the secret to her long life.
Of course, you don’t have to be celibate if you don’t want to. We believe that sex is great for keeping fit, gets your heart going and keeps you healthy. Why not come along to one of our events or send out some emails on our dating site and start meeting other singles today