How do you abstain from sex?
Many teenagers, and adults as well, have made the choice to abstain from sex either until marriage or indefinitely. One may claim that this is impossible, but believe me, it is both possible and extremely worth it.
Some basic tips to follow when choosing to remain abstainate include:
1. Make a commitment. A real commitment. You can do this at a church or conference in front of people, with a parent, or in privacy. But it is important to let someone know of your decision, especially if you choose to make this choice in privacy. If you have someone to hold you accountable, it becomes easier. Also, you may choose to get a symbol of your commitment. Many teenagers wear "Purity Rings" or "Chastity Rings" because one's hands may be the first of the body to explore areas that would be off-limits if you are committed to purity. 2. A person who chooses to abstain from sex outside of marriage should be pure in other areas as well. It will become almost impossible to not have sex when your life is saturated in it. Find some friends who value virginity. Don't go out with boy/girlfriends who will pressure you to have sex. Don't listen to music or watch music videos that make references to sex. If you look hard enough, it isn't that hard to find great music, books, magazines, and websites that aren't filled with sexual themes or make references to sex. And only drink alcohol when you are old enough and in moderation. 3. Hold up your values. Whether you abstain from sex because your religion holds it for marriage, you don't want pregnancy or STDs, or for some other reason, don't let go of your reasons. For everyday you abstain, you give hope to someone else.
The simple answer is: don't have sex. But, as long as you're safe (i.e. use a condom) there's nothing wrong with having sex.
If you mean "abstain from sex" to be intercourse only, that is vastly different from having any form of sexually stimulating activity. If you mean to abstain from intercourse, for a male it usually means that he will want or feel the need to masturbate frequently enough to not have the urge for sexual intercourse. For a female it is a bit different since females can get lose the desire or need for sexual intercourse…
What are the chances of getting chlamydia if your boyfriend was treated for the same day as when you had sex?
This question is being debated among highly involved philosophers and Psychologists. Is it regarded as a sin to abstain from sex with one's own wife?
Do not have sex with any unknown partner, or a partner who cannot prove that s/he is not infected. Abstain from oral/anal/vaginal sex. Don't exchange potentially infectious fluids with a partner until both of you have been tested. Use latex barriers when having genital/genital contact or oral/anal/vaginal sex.