Being the only single person in a group of couples is not that fun and to be frank, it might even get awkward. It only makes you realize that you have a life without love and intimacy. Now, imagine someone being deprived of $ex for years, quite difficult to imagine, isn't it? Surprisingly, there are women who have been living a $exless life for so long that they have lost hope. But it all comes boiling down to a simple word 'why'. Well, let's find out.
55-year- old Susan had her last serious relationship 17 years ago and since then she has been living a $exless life. "Days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years and, before you know it, you've gone a very long time without sex," says Susan. "It makes me feel so sad and lonely when I realize how long it's been since I made love with a man, so I try not to think about it. I always enjoyed sex and found it exhilarating, and I miss that physical closeness. You don't get it with any other human contact."
Shirley Yanez, a 59-year-old woman has been celibate for more than 15 years after falling ill from a fibroid as she had a promiscuous youth. "Staring death in the face in that way and then getting a second chance I made a commitment to myself to only ever do things that are good for me," tells Shirley.
Shirley is aged 27 in this picture with her second husband Scott in 1986. She was married three times. Val Sampson, a therapist says that women like Shirley often link a trauma with $ex and subsequently become so cautious that they miss out the opportunities of having relationship with nice men looking for love and commitment.
Suzie Webster runs a website where companionable people can meet wanting a relationship without $ex. Suzie was married for eight years. After her divorce in 1990, she broke her five-year relationship with her partner in 2004 and since then she has been celibate.