It could be a lifestyle choice for those who believe in it.
While we often think of celibacy as a religious choice, there are plenty of people who undertake it for secular reasons — as a lifestyle choice. First, we have to understand what being celibate really means. Choosing whether or not to do something gives a sense of control and purpose in our lives.
The word "celibacy" is typically defined as a person voluntarily opting out of romantic relationships and/or sexual activity, often for religious reasons. In some fields, getting ahead requires 110 percent of our time and focus. A sex-free lifestyle frees up a tremendous amount of brain and emotional space that the strategizing, analyzing and agonizing over our sex lives often fills.
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Taking a vow to a life of celibacy is very challenging, and it is not an easy choice to make if the ones that are close to you are not supportive. If you find interesting things to do you can avoid the temptation to break your vow.
Whether you consider yourself celibate, chaste, a virgin, abstinent or asexual, Celibrate is for you.
In particular, we aim to promote virginity as something to be treasured; to raise awareness about asexuality and to bring together and support all others living without sex.
Opting out of casual sex and a society that promotes promiscuity over chastity could be your best decision yet.
However, the mainstream understanding of the term has come to revolve solely around sex. This makes it very hard to maintain a relationship, so more people are ditching the dating scene altogether and embracing celibacy. Freeing up time allows us to focus on some of the many empowering, advancing and self-esteem-building activities that can make our lives more meaningful and productive.
For most, if they hear you're celibate, they assume you're choosing not to have sex.
Joe was scared of hell, so he decided to remain celibate.