Abstinence helps you stay healthy physically AND mentally
What is Abstinence and Postponement
Abstinence means the avoidance of sexual intercourse as well as any genital contact between people. It also means that a person chooses not to have any kind of sexual activity that leads to exchange of body fluids.
Postponement is the decision of waiting until you are of age, have a serious long term partner, and have a serious conversation and mutual understanding that both of you are ready before you engage in any sexual acts.
Strategies for staying abstinent
Also there are many ways to express intimate feelings for one another in non-sexual ways.