Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sexual Abstinence


Abstinence means refraining from all sexual relations. This includes intercourse, as well as oral and anal sex.

Abstinence differs from natural family planning and periodic abstinence in that people who choose abstinence do not engage in any act of sexual intercourse. If you are in a relationship and choose abstinence as a method of birth control, you are making a conscious decision to refuse or decline sexual intercourse.

You will need to discuss this decision with your partner, ideally, before any potential sexual encounters. Having this discussion ahead of time will help to reinforce your determination not to have sex until both of you are ready.


  • Abstinence is the only method of birth control that guarantees 100-percent protection against unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In addition, abstinence does not cost anything, nor do you need to see your doctor.
    Abstinence does not interrupt or alter fertility. Pregnancy is possible as soon as the period of abstinence ends.


  • The success of this method depends on your ability to consistently refuse sexual encounters. It is also important that your partner respect and support your choice to abstain.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Medically trained in the UK. Writes on the subjects of injuries, healthcare and medicine. Contact me [email protected]

Miso Soup Recipes for Cleanse Program

Prep time: 10 min Juicing: 8 min Ready in: 18 min Miso Soup Cleanse Recipe Humble miso soup is magic for breaking a fast. Gentle on the digestive system...

Switch to Plant Based Diet

This is from a lovely young lady who switched to eating a plant based diet. Things you need to know before making...

Raw Food Making: Go raw = no gluten!

What a Friday! I had set a goal earlier this week that Justin and I would stay raw...

Ginkgo Biloba

In an article published in USA Today last week, it was reported that herbal supplement sales in the United States have...

Vegan Questions (Answered!)

I get a lot of questions about Veganism and becoming a vegan in my inbox, so here are all your questions, answered!

Illness & Macrobiotic Lifestyle

I'd like to tell you a story. Murray Snyder has been involved with macrobiotics for close to thirty years...