What is it?

What abstinence is

Abstinence is the practice of refraining from some or all aspects of sexual activity for medical, psychological, legal, social, moral or religious reasons. Abstinence can also be the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something, typically alcohol.

Pros of abstinence

  • No STD's or STI's can be caught if you practice abstinence this includes: sharing needles and having risky behavior.
  • It helps lower awkward situations with people.
  • Gives you time to get to know your body and yourself as a person.
  • Can possibly help you find the right partner to be in a relationship with.
  • Let's you bond with your partner on different levels.

Cons of abstinence

  • Bullying
  • You may feel out of the loop when talking to peers.
  • You may feel pressured

Frequent questions asked

  • How do I deal with pressure?
  • What do I do when my peers ask me about sex?
  • What do I do if my partner wants to have sex and I don't?