Many years ago, back in the days when the British still thought that sex was all very well for foreigners and natural history documentaries but it would never catch on here, my dear old dad confessed to me that he had been celibate for 13 years. It was not, he added, a matter of choice on his part.
I’m pleased to report that he did in the end solve the problem, though only after he became so desperate that he was obliged to return to my mother after many decades of separation.
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