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  Sexual abstinence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sexual abstinence is the practice of voluntarily refraining from some or all aspects of sexual activity.
In such contexts, sexual abstinence is (was) prescribed for unmarried individuals for the purpose of chastity.
Before the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s, it was commonly believed by members of the medical profession that numerous mental and physical diseases in men were caused primarily by loss of nutrients through seminal discharge, and that the deliberate conservation of this substance would lead to increased health, vitality and intellectual prowess.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sexual_abstinence   (2896 words)

 THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On the one hand, the manifestations of the sexual impulse are emphatically condemned as both unnecessary and evil; on the other hand, marriage, which is fundamentally (whatever else it may also be) a manifestation of the sexual impulse, receives equally emphatic approval as the only proper and moral form of living.
Numerous distinguished gynæcologists have recorded their belief that sexual excitement is a remedy for various disorders of the sexual system in women, and that abstinence is a cause of such disorders.
It often happens, he remarks, that a brother may be sexually perverse, while his sister, with a weaker sexual temperament, is a neurotic whose symptoms are a transformation of her brother's perversion; while in many families the men are immoral, the women pure and refined but highly nervous.
www.psyplexus.com /ellis/83.htm   (12561 words)

 Crosswalk.com - "The New Virgin Army"--Rolling Stone Meets Sexual Abstinence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The sexual radicalism of the 1960s--the very culture that produced skyrocketing rates of teenage sexual activity, unmarried heterosexual cohabitation, the homosexual rights movement, and the eroticization of everyday life--has produced a moral context in which sexual abstinence before marriage appears nothing less than a perversion of the sexual norm.
As Dunbar understands, "Abstinence is counter-cultural." He ties it to a rejection of materialism, consumerism, and the sensuality that has debased the culture even as it has corrupted sex itself.
They haven't considered sexual abstinence as an option for years, and at least some of them have a hard time believing that sexual abstinence before marriage was ever considered the normative expectation for young people.
www.crosswalk.com /news/weblogs/mohler/1337352.html   (1483 words)

Sexual abstinence is a choice to refrain from sexual activity.
A specific definition of abstinence should include the expressions of love and sexuality that are acceptable to you and those that aren't.
Your choice of abstinence may be based on moral or ethical reasons, such as a belief that the act of intercourse should be reserved as an expression of a lifetime commitment to one person, to avoid pregnancy, or to avoid any sexually transmitted infections.
www.smartersex.org /abstinence/abstinence.asp   (282 words)

 Teenage Sexual Abstinence and Academic Achievement
However, the significance and strength of teen sexual abstinence as a predictor of academic outcomes was unaffected by the inclusion of the data on expecting or desiring to go to college.
Overall, the practice of sexual abstinence is likely to serve as a protective barrier which insulates the teenager from disruptive and negative influences and enables the teen to better focus on immediate academic performance and longer-term life goals.
Abstinence education is not just about saying “no to sex.” Abstinence education teaches youth: to defer gratification, to take the future seriously and plan for it; to respect parental and social values; and to genuinely respect self and others.
www.heritage.org /Research/Welfare/whitepaper10272005-1.cfm   (5112 words)

 Women's Health Advisor 2003.1: Sexual Abstinence
Sexual abstinence is a choice to limit your sexual activity.
Your choice of abstinence may be based on moral or ethical reasons, such as a belief that the act of intercourse should be reserved as an expression of a lifetime commitment to one person.
If the goal of abstinence is to avoid any sexually transmitted infections, then any contact between oral and genital areas is also likely to be unacceptable unless barrier protection, such as a condom, is used.
www.thedacare.org /crs/wha/wha_sexabsti_crs.htm   (496 words)

 BIRTH CONTROL METHODS: Abstinence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sexual abstinence is practiced in every country in the world and is the only sure way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.
Abstinence, or the action of refraining from sexual activity, has been used for centuries in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
In fact, abstinence is a normal and acceptable practice used by men and women of all ages who are not yet prepared to accept the risks of sexual activity.
www.epigee.org /guide/abstain.html   (783 words)

 Uganda Winning the Battle Against AIDS Using Abstinence
According to the study, abstinence education has shown significant effectiveness in reducing AIDS in Uganda, with the HIV infection rate dropping 50 percent between the years 1992 and 2000.
The abstinence initiative in Uganda goes far beyond those who are already having sex — it starts with the education and promotion of an abstinence program for youth called "True Love Waits." Thirty thousand Ugandan youth are currently involved with the program.
Sarah Trafford is an intern for the Culture and Family Institute of CWA and a Political Science major at The College Of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/sexuality/se0074.html   (751 words)

 ContraceptINFO :: Sexual Abstinence
Abstinence, refraining from sexual intercourse, is a common practice all over the world.
Abstinence is a normal, common, and acceptable alternative to sexual intercourse.
Many find that sexual activity is best when accompanied by the deep commitment of marriage and openness to the possibility of children.
www.contracept.info /abstain.php   (561 words)

 Discovery Health :: Sexual Abstinence
Abstinence in the context of sex means deliberately refraining from sexual intercourse or more broadly from any sexual activity.
Probably the most common reason — promoted by some sex educators, most parents and nearly all religious groups — is to deter teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Others are abstinent from intercourse and perhaps other forms of sexual contact as a safeguard against contracting or transmitting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/abstinence.html   (163 words)

 abstinence, sexual abstinence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sexuality certainly is a part of life, a BIG part.
But as for her second statement about anyone that promotes abstinence not "living in the real world", here is a sample of the real world after years of liberal "give em' a condom and a pill" type of sex education:
The teaching - Sexuality, Commitment and Family - was developed by Teen-Aid Inc., and was responsible for a dramatic decrease in teen pregnancy.
www.christian-politics.com /abstinence.html   (1258 words)

 Sexual Attitudes and Abstinence Among College Youth
In summary, if one considers the parents disapproval of sexual activities, a steady liberalization is seen, from a high of 88 percent for strangers behaving sexually to a low of 15 percent for a couple planning marriage.
However, if the disapproval percentages for males and female sexual behavior is examined, the percentages range from a high of 76 percent for males and 80 percent for females who are strangers to a low of 9 percent for males and 8 percent for females who are planning marriage.
Obviously, abstinence education and the pressing for an abstinence pledge is usually inconsistent with one segment of sex education that focuses on contraception and perhaps STDs.
wvvw.tiu.edu /psychology/Twelker/Attitudes.htm   (9165 words)

 Maximizing Access and Quality (MAQ) - Abstinence and Delayed Sexual Initiation for Youth
Complete sexual abstinence is the most effective means of protection against both pregnancy and HIV infection.
Some may consider themselves to be practicing abstinence if they abstain from vaginal intercourse, even though they engage in other kinds of sexual intimacy.
While abstinence messages may have the most impact on youth who have not yet initiated sex, some older youth also appear to respond to the choice of being abstinent again or faithful to one partner.
www.maqweb.org /techbriefs/tb8abstinence.shtml   (840 words)

 Sexual abstinence ground for divorce, rules SC - Sify.com
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that indifference and frigidity towards wife and sexual abstinence constitute mental cruelty and could be valid grounds for divorce.
"It may be mental such as indifference and frigidity towards wife, denial of a company to her, hatred and abhorrence for wife or physical, like acts of violence and abstinence from sexual intercourse without reasonable cause," a Bench of Justice Ruma Pal and Justice A R Lakshmanan said.
The verdict came on a petition by a woman seeking divorce on grounds of mental and physical cruelty and insanity.
sify.com /news/fullstory.php?id=14167306   (493 words)

 Birth Control Choices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Engaging in a sexual relationship at the wrong time, with the wrong person or under the wrong circumstances can cause you a lot of grief.
Abstaining from sex and sexual contact is the only sure way to avoid pregnancy as well as STDs.
If you are a teen and are thinking of becoming sexually active, one issue you must consider is how you would handle an unplanned pregnancy.
www.epigee.org /guide/sexuality.html   (521 words)

 Sexual Abstinence
If we fail to teach our children about abstinence, the number of single moms can be expected to rise.
Children can't be scared into practicing abstinence, they have to want to do it.
Sexually, they will automatically go as far as possible, as far as you allow them to.
www.personal-development.com /chuck/abstinence.htm   (936 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Colin Powell teaches sexual abstinence
"Abstinence is a good thing to teach young people before they're ready for the responsibilities of sexual activity," Powell said in an interview with the BBC.
Powell was defending plans to earmark for abstinence education fully one-third of the administration's promised $15 billion in aid to fight AIDS.
In this weekend's BBC interview, Powell said that to dissuade girls from sexual activity and its negative consequences, he tells them: "You are not ready for this, so let's take your energy and any hopes and dreams you have and convert that into other healthy activities...
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35665   (416 words)

 Steps Toward Premarital Sexual Abstinence - Sexual Purity Help
Suppose you are sexually active, and do find the love of your life, and they are your soulmate, but they are not the best sex you've ever had.
The sexuality that is broadcast in movies, TV, magazines, song lyrics, etc. is far more prevalent than what kids have dealt with in generations past, and I can't believe that it doesn't somehow affect them.
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery**; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.
www.worldwidegroovecorp.com /abstinence   (15603 words)

 Goldsboro News-Argus | News: Essay contest focuses on sexual abstinence
This will be the third year for the abstinence essay contest, sponsored by the Health Department in collaboration with the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.
The department has long advocated for abstinence among teens in its health education programs that are presented at the county's schools.
By witnessing a peer's commitment to sexual abstinence, teens can be encouraged to abstain from sexual activity, she said.
www.newsargus.com /news/archives/2005/03/20/essay_contest_focuses_on_sexual_abstinence/index.shtml   (517 words)

Abstinence and abstinence-only education: A review of U.S. policies and programs.
Abstinence education for rural youth: an evaluation of the life's walk program.
Sexual abstinence and the Sexual Abstinence Behavior Scale.
www.medadvocates.org /marg/adol/abstinence.html   (309 words)

 Florida Abstinence Education Program
The Department of Health, Abstinence Education Program is hosting seven FREE regional abstinence rallies for teens and parents/guardians as well as training workshops for individuals interested in learning how to teach abstinence-until marriage.
Anyone interested in learning how to teach abstinence until marriage to youth and parents is invited to attend one our training workshops.
Trainees will learn a variety of effective methods for presenting abstinence until marriage curricula, health statistics, decision-making skills, refusal skills, and healthy choices to a youth audience.
www.doh.state.fl.us /family/abstinence   (474 words)

Teenage Sexual Abstinence and Academic Achievement by Robert Rector and Kirk A. Johnson, Ph.D. October 27, 2005 (Conference Paper)
Abstinence programs, endorsed by President Bush and many in Congress, have long been advocated as effective in reducing sexual activity and out-of-wedlock childbearing rates among...
Real abstinence education is essential to reducing out-of-wedlock childbearing, preventing sexually transmitted diseases, and improving emotional and physical well-being among the nation's youth.
www.heritage.org /research/welfare/abstinence.cfm   (804 words)

 JS Online:Abstinence bill gaining momentum
The bill (SB 286) touched off a firestorm at a public hearing Tuesday, where abstinence was called the only "100% effective method" of avoiding pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.
Representing the Wisconsin Abstinence Coalition, Cleo Phippen of Kohler said legislators should set high "standards of behavior" for Wisconsin teens, instead of making sure they are instructed in how to use condoms and about sexually transmitted diseases.
Grigsby said school districts that teach sex education should be required to give students explicit information on precautions to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease; on how to avoid unwanted sexual advances and sexual assault; and how to communicate about these issues with parents or guardians.
www.jsonline.com /news/state/nov05/370987.asp   (864 words)

 Abstinence Includes Sexual Activity Says Maryland Middle School
It would seem that even after decades of sex ed, saturation of sexual imagery in the media and the virtual abolition of sexual mores since the 1960’s that educators still cannot effectively identify the sexual act.
The eradication of normal sexual rules since the 1960’s has led to many young people living in situations or profound confusion and internal contradiction.
Widespread divorce, sexual license and the breakdown of family bonds have created a chaotic social environment that has had long-term repercussions for all of society.
www.lifesite.net /ldn/2005/nov/05112403.html   (603 words)

 News from Agape Press
In her capacity as a spokeswoman for Project Reality, Erika Harold has advocated and promoted sexual abstinence for years, including during her reign as Miss Illinois.
One of those groups was Concerned Women for America, whose president, Sandy Rios, labeled the incident "blatant censorship that betrays a hidden agenda of political correctness and religious bigotry" among pageant officials.
Both of those pro-family groups cited the importance of the sexual-abstinence message during a time when the incidence of unwed births, abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases among teens is on the rise.
headlines.agapepress.org /archive/10/102002a.asp   (466 words)

 deseretnews.com | Leavitt defends agency Web site on sexual abstinence for teens
Promoting abstinence is fine, said Monica Rodriguez of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, but the government should also address the needs of teenagers who are already sexually active, gay or lesbian, or who have been sexually abused.
For example, she said Thursday, the site should promote the proper use of contraceptives, and it should not imply that homosexuality is wrong by encouraging parents of gay or lesbian children to consult a therapist.
Rodriguez said the Web site's definition for homosexuality —; "a person who prefers sexual contact with people of the same sex" —; implied that being gay was a sexual preference rather than a sexual orientation.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600122831,00.html   (738 words)

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