“10 Notable Figures Who (Probably) Died Virgins”

An illustration from Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market, by her brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

I published a short piece on vocal.media, “10 Notable Figures Who (Probably) Died Virgins.” All but one of the figures are from the 19th or 20th Century, though I’m sure there were many lifelong virgins in earlier centuries. I’m just not educated/literate enough to know who they are.

Here’s an excerpt:

There is no way to prove a negative. You can’t prove that someone has never had sex, and absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. However, based on what is known about these notable figures, they were either chaste, near-chaste, or very, very good at keeping their private lives private.

Read the whole thing here.