What's the Big Fucking Deal About Celibacy?

Humans are fucking weirdos when it comes to other people's sex lives, but we're even weirder when it comes to other people's lack of sex lives. What is this bug we get up our collective cultural asses when we find out that someone chooses (or doesn't choose, or whatever) not to rub their parts on other people's parts?… » 8/07/13 6:15pm 8/07/13 6:15pm

"The Cats Don't Criticize": A Single Writer's Semi-Sad Celibacy

Kit Naylor says she's "55 years old, a spinster long past my sell-by date, no kids — and I haven't had sex in a decade and a half." In her article on Salon, she writes that she could probably score some casual sex, but she wants to be in love — and historically, she's fallen in love with unavailable men. So for the past… » 12/09/08 2:00pm 12/09/08 2:00pm

Hard-Partying Women Choose Life Without Weens

Groups like sex-abstinence movement Silver Ring Thing may be marketing chastity, but since the group is endorsed by parents (and, you know, Jesus), it's not really making celibacy "cool." Enter The Prim and Proper Pussy Club (The PPPC). Based in the London borough of Hackney, this group of ladies say they could "give Amy… » 9/21/07 12:00pm 9/21/07 12:00pm

No Sex Please: They're British!

Based on the growing popularity of youth-based abstinence programs like the Silver Ring Thing, Heather Seamen (heh heh), a reporter for the UK tabloid the Daily Mail, decided to interview six celibate British women who haven't had sex for a combined total of 33 years. A few of us here are admittedly promiscuous (hell,… » 8/01/07 11:45am 8/01/07 11:45am