Dating and virginity
It is easy to switch from the extreme view I learned in youth group — that sex is the root of all relationship evil — to the other extreme idea, that once across that sexual line, all sex is permissible, even if it’s not beneficial.Joe and Nick later ditched their rings and both of them have spoken and sang about sex as they please.In our over-sexualised society, one would be forgiven for thinking that everyone is either having or wants sex, but this is simply not the case.All over the world, people are living happy and fulfilled lives without sex being a part of it.Then I turned 30 and jumped right into a sexual relationship. I could no longer enter into the ideal relationship described by my church and imagined in my youth.With that vision gone, I had no hesitation about continuing to have sex.Celibrate, a not-for-profit organisation, aims to counteract the sexualisation of our society and the harm this has done by providing support, encouragement and reassurance to everyone, regardless of age, background or faith, who is living without sex. Celibrate has been launched in response to the lack of information, advice and support for those who choose to live without sex, whether that is a temporary or permanent decision.
What I didn’t realize was truly how hard that would be.
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