70-year-old virgin Pam Shaw says she is ready for love. (John Robertson/Barcroft Media /Landov)
It is shocking but true. Pam Shaw is one real-life woman that has managed to stay a virgin up to her 70th birthday. “I’ve never really been intimate
with a man, just a bit of kissing. I had a sexy stage name and dressed
sexy but that was all for my career,” Pam Shaw told Yahoonews.
Pam Shaw added that “Now’s
the time. I’m ready to take the plunge for the right bloke…My standards are still very high, though. I’m hoping to
bag a tall, dark and handsome millionaire.”
Shaw says she doesn’t believe in
sex before marriage and has been too busy with her career as a cabaret
dance to settle down. “I feel I am ready to give marriage a go and maybe
go to bed with a man,” she said. “You are never too old for anything”.
Shaw says she lived with her
mother until she passed away at the age of 97 in 1995. Ironically, Shaw
says men have often made incorrect assumptions about her sex life, or
lack thereof, because of her career in the entertainment industry.
Shaw dressed as singer Tina Turner (John Robertson/Barcroft Media /Landov)
According to worldwide statistics, the average person retains his or her virginity until 17.3 years of age.
A 2010 Yahoo! reader survey found similar numbers, with readers giving
an average age of 17.5 before having sex for the first time.