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How Long Have You Gone Without Sex?

How Long Have You Gone Without Sex?

When I came across the book Chastened: The Unexpected Story of My Year Without Sex, I couldn't help but think the author accomplished a very difficult feat.

After her ex-boyfriend proposed to someone else, Brit Hephzibah Anderson felt down about dating and decided to give up sex for a year. But it didn't turn out as she imagined. Instead of drying up, Anderson's sexuality became an important part of her life as make-out sessions, prolonged glances, and impassioned conversations let her connect with sex without having any.

Since becoming sexually active, what's the longest you've gone without having sex? What was it like?

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lauraxtc lauraxtc 5 years
Psh IDK. Like 2 months. The most. lol.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 5 years
Six months was the longest. It was a very long six months too. But I've been in several long term relationships so I haven't really had too long a break in between them.
ladytron2000 ladytron2000 5 years
Wow! Reading other commenters, here I thought I was a "freak". (At least that's how my friends make me feel.) I haven't had sex in nearly 6 (maybe 7 years, I lost count) I didn't start having sex until I was 30 and since, I've only done it a handful of times. Seriously, I don't think I have a sex drive, because even THINKING about sex seems tedious and tiresome. I'd rather read or watch another Law & Order episode.... :)
ladytron2000 ladytron2000 5 years
Wow! Reading other commenters, here I thought I was a "freak". (At least that's how my friends make me feel.)I haven't had sex in nearly 6 (maybe 7 years, I lost count) I didn't start having sex until I was 30 and since, I've only done it a handful of times.Seriously, I don't think I have a sex drive, because even THINKING about sex seems tedious and tiresome. I'd rather read or watch another Law & Order episode.... :)
Xemena Xemena 5 years
it happened once when i was 17 untill 5 years after , and now its been 8 months , i do miss it alot but the problem is that i dont want to be kissed or touched by any1 else ,and he has left to another country .its really weired even for me, ...
dexaholic dexaholic 5 years
3 years, 3 months, 21 days... not that I was counting or anything!
RaCheer RaCheer 5 years
10 months is the longest I've gone...in 8 years.
Berzerker Berzerker 5 years
6 years; I'm an unmarried Mormon, so unless I want to be ex-communicated any time soon, I need to keep an Asprin between my legs at all times.
xxstardust xxstardust 5 years
Wow, I feel like a fiend, haha ... the longest is 2-3 weeks, tops. But then I've only been with one person, who I'm still with - so I haven't had a single period in which it could dry up, lol.
karlotta karlotta 5 years
Four months. I almost died.
karlotta karlotta 5 years
Four months. I almost died.
lizzyopal lizzyopal 5 years
about four months haha. but in my defense, i've been sexually active for six years and nearly four of it i've been with my fiancee
gigly_grl gigly_grl 5 years
7 years... not really on purpose, I just refuse to have sex for the sake of having sex... until I meet someone that I "need" I really can't say I'm holding out. Miss the feeling though :P haha Looking forward to finding that chemistry again.
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