“It’s okay not to have sex.”
These were the wise words of mooj from the classic movie, “The 40 Year Old Virgin”, a film that documents the life of a sexless man in his early 40s.
“Not everyone is a fag magnet,” mooj continued, and he’s right.
Just like some people can’t put a golf ball in a hole from three feet no matter how many mulligans you throw at them, some people aren’t good at putting other objects in holes either. and others, perhaps not so commonly now, remain virgins by choice.
Not a big deal though, unless you turn it into one. look, to think that celibacy is somehow linked to inadequacy is a blatant lie. I mean, sure, a lot of celibate people can also be inadequate in certain areas of their lives, but it’s far from a universal rule.
after all, a bunch of famous and successful people went to their graves without experiencing the beauties of sex. And with their fame and success, you’d imagine it would have been easy enough for them to score, but many of them abstained by choice.
oh, didn’t you know? So if you’re feeling apprehensive about your persistent virginity, don’t worry. you are not alone.
1. andy warhol
much of warhol’s sexuality (and his personal life, in general) was kept very private from public view. although he disclosed his homosexuality in interviews, he was also unashamed of his own virginity.
so, ironically, while having his artwork in your house might make you go to bed, he never gave himself up himself, sexually.
2. Nicholas Tesla
Tesla supposedly died a virgin, but when you’re busy researching new methods of generating electricity, I think the idea of sex seems like a commonplace.
While Tesla might have been one of the greatest inventors of all time, he clearly lacked some inventive lines.
Clearly he didn’t invent the light to keep them on during sex he wasn’t having.
3. lewis carroll
Lewis Carroll, author of “Alice in Wonderland,” was actually a pretty weird guy. there is a great deal of evidence that emerged after his death suggesting that he had a sexual interest in extremely young girls. you know, as if he enjoyed drawing and photographing naked children.
and alice herself? It was based on an 11-year-old boy, whom some allege Carroll may have wanted to marry. luckily, carroll was said to have died a virgin…probably for the better.
4. Joan of Arc
I laughed a bit when I read that Joan of Arc has actually been dubbed the “virgin warrior” in certain circles. But, yes, Joan of Arc did die a virgin, but only as a result of her devout Christian beliefs.
However, Joan of Arc was a total babe. she could have gotten it.
5. J. edgar hoover
yes, it’s true. many believe that j. Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, died a virgin. Many also believe that Hoover was also a hidden homosexual.
Although he has been posthumously accused of doing many immoral things while in office, none of them involved any sexual acts.
6. mother teresa
When you become a nun, you take a vow of celibacy in the name of the church and of god. So building on this notion, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Mother Teresa, the nuns’ Michael Jordan, died a virgin.
think about it, she’s not even a “sister”, as most nuns are labeled; she’s over that – she’s a mother.
7. sir isaac newton
While Sir Isaac Newton was responsible for creating the laws of motion and universal gravitation, apparently none of these world-class achievements could help a man have sex.
Just kidding, many accounts claim Newton had little interest in sex. he did not even refer to the “movement of the ocean”. it was just about movement.
8. queen elizabeth i
It has been said that Queen Elizabeth died a virgin, after rejecting all marriage proposals that were presented to her while she was alive.
Despite being one of the most powerful women of all time, when it came to her sex life, she might have been too picky. she or maybe she was just a super fucking independent woman. you decide.
9. dom perignon
although many of you will know the name “dom perignon” because of the champagne many may drink before getting laid, dom perignon, the guy after whom he is named, was actually a french benedictine monk who died a virgin. ironic.
Often responsible for many fun, champagne-filled nights, perignon sadly never enjoyed the pleasures of (consensual) sex while drinking her own beautiful booze.
10. immanuel kant
many of the fundamental principles of immanuel kant revolved around a general premise of duty, as opposed to the search for personal fulfillment. Kant’s philosophies of life focused on the greater good of society rather than seeking individual enjoyment.
Kant also clearly practiced what he preached, as he reportedly did not have any romantic or sexual relationships during his time on earth. I guess she just didn’t see any social benefit in having sex.