Platonic Partners was set up eight years ago by Suzie King, a counsellor from Cambridge who is now 59, after she realised there was no forum for people like her who craved companionship and affection, yet had lost interest in the sexual side of life.‘The most consistent feedback has always been that sex can get in the way.We associate sex with intimacy, but that’s often far from the truth.
As a result of my choice, I was disappointed in myself and the outcome of the relationship.
'Having a healthy sex life isn't seen as an optional extra, it's seen as essential, like a healthy diet, which is nonsense – we need to eat food in order to survive and function, but we don't need to have sex. Sexuality is very fluid; some people have low or no sex drive, but if it doesn't cause them distress then it's not a dysfunction.
We shouldn't make moral judgments.' Shirley Yanez, 54, a life coach from Leicester, has not had sex for nine years I had been sexually active from about 13 and was never really told anything about the dangers of unprotected sex.
I was recently reminded of that first time my celibacy became an issue for me as an adolescent when I read that Tim Tebow and Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, , saying they never even dated in the first place, the story raises an interesting question: If one person is abstinent and the other person isn't, is abstinence always a deal-breaker? suggest as much as 12.3% of women and 14.3% of men between the ages of 20 and 24, and 5% of men and women between 25 and 29, have never had sex.
In light of these stats, it's not totally uncommon for sexually active people to find themselves dating someone who is abstinent.