Hurray For Abstinence – No Sex Can Be Fun!
If you are in a loving, committed relationship, you may not need to consider using protection during your lovemaking. However, there are several reasons to consider protection:
- Unsure of your partners past. While we encourage an open, honest discussion of past partners (or The Partner may refer to) and practices, sometimes there might be something that makes you want to use protection (is any measure taken to guard a thing against damage caused by outside forces. Protection can be provided to physical objects, including organisms, to systems, and to intangible things like civil and political rights. Although the mechanisms for providing protection vary widely, the basic meaning of the term remains the same. This is illustrated by an explanation found in a manual on electrical wiring: The meaning of the word ‘protection’, as used in the electrical industry, is no different to that in everyday use. People protect themselves against personal or financial loss by means of insurance and from injury or discomfort by the use of protective clothing. They further protect their property by the installation of security measures such as locks and/or alarms systems. Some kind of protection is a characteristic of all life, as living things have evolved at least some protective mechanisms to counter damaging environmental phenomena, such as ultraviolet light. Biological membranes such as bark on trees and skin on animals offer protection from various threats, with skin playing a key role in protecting organisms against pathogens and excessive water loss. Additional structures like scales and hair offer further protection from the elements and from predators, with some animals having features such as spines or camouflage serving exclusively as anti-predator adaptations. Many animals supplement the protection afforded by their physiology by burrowing or otherwise adopting habitats or behaviors that insulate them from potential sources of harm. Humans originally began wearing clothing and building shelters in prehistoric times for protection from the elements. Both humans and animals are also often concerned with the protection of others, with adult animals being particularly inclined to seek to protect their young from elements of nature and from predators. In the human sphere of activity, the concept of protection has been extended to nonliving objects, including technological systems such as computers, and to intangible things such as intellectual property, beliefs, and economic systems. Humans seek to protect locations of historical and cultural significance through historic preservation efforts, and are also concerned with protecting the environment from damage caused by human activity, and with protecting the Earth as a whole from potentially harmful objects from space)…just in case.
- You or your partner has a sexually transmitted disease but you are still interested in making love. In this case you should seriously consider speaking with a medical professional before you engage in sexual intercourse.
- You and your partner are trying to prevent a pregnancy. Kids are wonderful, but a new baby may not be the best thing right now, because of timing, financial reasons, or whatever.
- You are just trying to reduce the mess. We can appreciate that.
Whatever your reason or need for using protection, you have many choices available to you, such as condoms, diaphrams, the Pill, etc.
But did you know that there is another form of protection that gets very little coverage from media and healthcare professionals alike? Did you know that this form of protection is actually a more fun and intimate alternative?
Abstinence. That other form is…abstinence. Ever heard of it? If you look at the news at all, you would think this is a concept that has been kept under lock and key. Yes you read that right.
Now we are not talking about a complete absence of sexual activity. What fun would that be? No, we’re simply talking about the lack of sexual intercourse.
Now, we have to be careful in a discussion about “protection”, because we don’t want people to think that we are saying it can be used for protection against everything. On the contrary, it may not prevent transfer of disease if you are exchanging bodily fluids through oral sex, fingering, etc.
The reason that we say it is more fun than other forms (is the shape, visual appearance, or configuration of an object. In a wider sense, the form is the way something is or happens. Form may also refer to: Form (document), a document (printed or electronic) with spaces in which to write or enter data Form (education), a class, set or group of students Form (religion), an academic term for prescriptions or norms on religious practice Form, a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass used by a hare Form, or rap sheet, slang for a criminal record) of protection is that it requires you to always be thinking of it. With a condom, diaphram or Pill, once you have put it in place, or swallowed it, there is no need to think about it any longer.
This may sound like a way to reduce the passion instead of keeping it going, but the “tension” of not being able to have (or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English verb used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary verb; see English auxiliaries and contractions in constructions such as have something done; see English passive voice § Additional passive constructions Having (album), a 2006 album by the band Trespassers William Having (SQL), a clause in the SQL programming language Having (inlet), Rügen island, German) intercourse (may refer to: Sexual intercourse, the most common penetrative sex Interpersonal communication, talk, any kind of human communication and/or interaction spiritual intercourse, the joining of two chakras in a sexual and explorative manner) allows you to become more creative with other forms of sexual play. And that is the best part of the whole thing. Therefore, you must constantly be aware of your passion and not get carried away. If you choose to not have intercourse, you are removing the automatic “finishing” technique that most couples use. You are still allowed to bring each other to orgasm, just not through intercourse.
Make abstinence a FUN part of your sex life. Enjoy.