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Abstaining From Sex When Not in Relationship

Do You Abstain If You're Not in a Relationship?

There are many reasons to abstain from sex, be it to observe religious beliefs, recover from a sex addiction, fuel your creativity, or reassess your notions of sexuality.

But Brandy has another viable rationale for celibacy. She recently shared that she hasn't been serious with a guy in six years and that she hasn't had sex in years. She tells Life and Style, "I tend to abstain if I'm not in a relationship."

What do you think about holding off on taking it to the next level until you're in a committed relationship? Have you taken a celibacy break before?

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danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
I, also, wouldn't have sex with someone I wasn't in love with. Emotionally, I couldn't.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 5 years
I wouldn't have sex with someone I didn't know but I don't abstain. Usually a guy friend who I've been crushing on.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
Not on purpose. :p Right now, I'm not in a relationship. If the opportunity to have casual sex with someone I'd like to have sex with came up, I'd jump at it. Or on it. When I'm not in a relationship, I don't actively look for new sex partners, but I don't actively abstain, either.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
Not on purpose. :p Right now, I'm not in a relationship. If the opportunity to have casual sex with someone I'd like to have sex with came up, I'd jump at it. Or on it. When I'm not in a relationship, I don't actively look for new sex partners, but I don't actively abstain, either.
starbucks2 starbucks2 5 years
Yes, but I've never been single for long, so it's never been a big deal.I don't think I could have sex with someone I didn't love.
starbucks2 starbucks2 5 years
Yes, but I've never been single for long, so it's never been a big deal. I don't think I could have sex with someone I didn't love.
dexaholic dexaholic 5 years
I answered yes, only because that's all I've know so far. I went from a super-longterm relationship (where I was celebate for about 3 years), took a short break, then started another relationship. If this new relationship ends, I guess I'll have to see. But casual sex is something I have zero experience with, and I think would feel extremely weird hooking up with just 'some guy'.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I waited until marriage and I'm still glad I did. :)
juicebox07 juicebox07 5 years
Yes. I would never have sex with someone I wasn't in love with.
Venus1 Venus1 5 years
For me sex is a huge power of release. Out of a relationship I'm choosy, but abstain? I don't think there are any benefits it that for me.I do make sure though that any lover knows the situation.
Venus1 Venus1 5 years
For me sex is a huge power of release. Out of a relationship I'm choosy, but abstain? I don't think there are any benefits it that for me. I do make sure though that any lover knows the situation.
Kaybaybayx Kaybaybayx 5 years
You gotta work for this cootchie ;)
lickety-split lickety-split 5 years
six years? dude......
lickety-split lickety-split 5 years
six years? dude......
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 5 years
When I wasn't sometimes I did and sometimes I didn't.
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