Shirley gave up sex along with chocolate, meat, caffeine, alcohol when she lost her fortune and had to start again in 2005. As one of the only non religious celibacy experts UK she joined journalist and broadcaster Emma Barnett on her BBC Five Live radio show to chat about sex over 60. If you missed it and wish to catch up click the link.
The broadcast triggered a much wider debate on twitter @emmabarnett which got Shirley thinking. In this post she poses some important questions about our sometimes rigid views, our choices and our behaviour when it comes to sex and explains, as someone who practises not religious abstinence, the reasons behind this celibacy personal choice these days.