“Abstinence is about more than just saving yourself for marriage or protecting yourself from a STD or unplanned pregnancy. It’s not some old-fashioned religious idea either.
“Abstinence is a way of life. It’s a choice that teaches self-control and self worth. It’s a way to establish within yourself your own importance.
“In our media and culture today, the word ‘virgin’ is a dirty word. There are movies about it, jokes on television, articles on the Internet and celebrities admired for promiscuity. With the world around us telling us that abstinence is a thing of the past and unpopular, it becomes hard to see how abstaining has its benefits.”
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[16 Dec 2015, abstinence.net, http://moralrevolution.com/the-psychology-of-abstinence/]