Celibacy means abstaining from sexual intercourse. Other than religious reasons, some people choose to abstain in order to prevent STDs, unwanted pregnancies or increased body counts lol. Here are some ways that celibacy can improve your well-being.
It Makes You Appreciate Sex More
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder” applies to sex too. If you’re considering celibacy, there’s a chance that there’s something about your current sex life that isn’t particularly satisfying. Taking yourself out of the sex game for a while can help you figure out what you miss (and what you don’t) about intercourse, so, if/when you decide to start having sex again, you’ll have a better idea of what you want.
Gives time to focus on self
While in a relationship, it’s easy to lose focus on yourself and shift attention to the other person involved with the desire to please them. When abstinent, you’ll have a good amount of time to truly focus on yourself and discover what changes may have been experienced within that may have an effect on the relationship.
In A Mutual Decision, It Can Actually Make Your Love Life More Romantic
As cliche as this seems, quick sex becomes a bad substitution for real intimacy. The couple doesn’t know how to connect on an emotional level, so they knock out some fast, uninspired missionary sex twice a week to allow themselves to believe that they have a healthy relationship. But sex does not always equal intimacy. In fact, sometimes, couples use sex to hide the fact that they don’t really have an emotional connection at all.
Celibacy should not be a way to deny yourself anything. It should be about realizing the huge role sex plays in your life. Those insights might make you realize that you have an unhealthy relationship with sex OR they might make you appreciate your sex life more than you ever could’ve imagined.