Being Abstinent in a Sex-Obsessed Culture

Sex is so glamorized, that it can be a lonely world for the abstinent person. Here are some tips to help.



Being abstinent in a sex-obsessed culture can be challenging, but it is possible. Here are some tips for maintaining abstinence:

  1. Set clear boundaries: Decide what behaviors you are comfortable with and communicate them clearly to your partner or potential partners.
  2. Surround yourself with supportive people: Seek out friends and family members who support your decision to be abstinent and avoid those who may pressure you to engage in sexual activity.
  3. Avoid triggers: Identify situations or stimuli that may trigger sexual urges and avoid them when possible.
  4. Stay busy: Keep yourself occupied with hobbies, interests, and other activities to avoid boredom and idle time.
  5. Practice self-care: Take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually to reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
  6. Remember your values and goals: Remind yourself of the reasons why you have chosen to be abstinent and focus on your long-term goals.
  7. Seek professional help if needed: If you are struggling with sexual addiction or compulsive behavior, seek help from a mental health professional.

Remember that being abstinent is a personal choice and it is important to make decisions that align with your values and goals. Be kind to yourself and give yourself credit for making a positive choice for your own well-being.

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