By Austin Murray


People who practice abstinence deny themselves something, often something they really want. Regardless of whether people are abstaining from food, alcohol, or sex, they have to practice self control.

The Definition Of Abstinences

The fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something, typically alcohol.

Three Facts

[1] Sexual activity at an early age has multiple harmful consequences.

[2] Most sexually active teens say they wish they had waited until they were older before having sex.

[3]Sexually active teens are more likely to be depressed and to attempt suicide.

How to Stay Abstinent.

  • 1 Remind yourself why you chose to be abstinent.
  • 2 Think about the consequences.
  • 3 Don't reevaluate your decision to stay abstinent during sexually charged situations — stick with your decision until you can think about it with a clear head.
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