‘Maybe I Need To Try That Approach’: Laz Alonso Entertains The Idea Of Being Celibate

January 16, 2013  |  

Source: WENN

It seems that being close friends with power couple Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, in addition to his role in the 2011 rom-com Jumping The Broom could have possibly be rubbed off on Laz Alonso. In a recent interview with Sister 2 Sister,  the Deception actor discussed the success of the Franklins’ courtship and commitment to celibacy and how they’ve inspired him. He also shared his own views on celibacy and entertained possibly even practicing himself. Check out some of what he had to say.

On the decision to become celibate:

“I think it’s everybody’s choice. You know, people have different ways of going about their emotional and their personal lives. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer. It’s all opinion and what works for you. I think what worked for Meagan and DeVon has obviously worked very well because they’re madly in love with each other and they are a role model couple for me. I can’t really force feed my opinion down anybody’s throat. I just think whatever works for you works,” expressed the 38-year-old actor.

On the possibility of practicing abstinence: 

“I mean they [Meagan and DeVon] got married. So maybe I need to try that approach.

I think that it is absolutely beautiful how Meagan and DeVon can inspire those around them. Whether by merely provoking people to consider celibacy; which is something they may have never even considered before or making the decision to become celibate. We can’t say for sure whether or not Laz will be hopping the abstinence train anytime soon, but it’s cool that he’s open enough to consider it.

Check out footage of Laz talking celibacy on the next page. Have you ever practiced or considered practicing abstinence before?

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  • I have been Celibate for almost three (3) yrs…….by choice……not because of church…..I want to connect with myself ….completely.

  • Mia

    Is everyone supporting their new show Deception? It’s really good!

  • bluekissess

    Does that celibacy work with a person who isn’t into a church? Or believes in god but doesn’t read the Bible? Some men and mean shy away from the celibates and virgins. For something like that two people have to be honest and have reflective morals. It’s tricky. But it is possibly and if Laz. “Oh so fine” Alonzo feels like he needs that then nothing but the best. More men and women should try it.

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    Well honey, I’m celibate, you’re celibate, maybe we can be celibate together! LOL

  • Negress

    If you honor God in your body privately, He will bless you publicly.

  • afroSOUL

    I abstained for the bulk of my 20s. I’ll be 29 in Feb. I think its a wonderful thing but it ought to be a personal choice. Megan and DeVon as a role model?!?! NO. I don’t consider any couple a role model unless they have been in love for 20-30 years or more. Those two have been married five minutes. I’m happy for them and pray God blesses their union but I’m not foolish enough to believe that abstaining from sex until marriage will somehow give u a leg up on staying married it doesn’t work like that. Shared values, open communication, trust and commitment are what sustain marriages and relationships. I think people are quick to blame sex for their troubles in relationships when many times it wasn’t the sex, it was what they hoped to gain by having it. To put it plainly people are having sex to get love and when you use sex to get something else hurt and confusion are bound to occur. I’m a huge advocate of abstaining and celibacy I think they allow for soul searching and reflection but if I opt to be celibate again it will be because I want to take that time for me not because “the church” says I ought to do this or that.

    • pretty1908

      i agree my abstainence is based my self value, goals i have myself spiritually, and the fact that i rather abstain than share myself with someone unworthy.

    • anonymous

      wait i thought God says you’re not supposed to have sex until after marriage? do you mean the Christian God?

      • afroSOUL

        Yes, I am referring to the Christian God. Considering most people are NOT waiting until marriage to have sex especially Black people (I won’t even get into those sad statistics) all I’m saying is I don’t necessarily believe abstaining from sex before marriage is going to give someone a leg up on their marriage staying intact. Megan Good and DeVon being on one accord in terms of their values probably will but not just because they abstained. The bible has been up for interpretation for many years what’s to be taken literally and figuratively has long been debated not to mention the historical context of book. I’m pro Christianity, celibacy and God/Jesus.

    • Ms_Sunshine9898

      I disagree. Sex can be a lot of trouble in relationships from unintended pregnancies to STDs, infidelity, and heartbreak despite whatever the intentions are in a good or bad relationship. Furthermore, being celibate’s purpose is not because the “church” says do it as you imply, but simply because of the various negative consequences of sex that church hopes to help us avoid in the long run. . . .

      • afroSOUL

        I never said sex didn’t have negative consequences but the consequences you mentioned are still consequences even if you are married. I never said celibacy /abstinence JUST ideas from the church as I said I have chosen to abstain in the past and think it is a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL choice to make. I take issue when alot of churches advocate women being celibate but don’t hold men to that same standard. I take issue with “saving oneself” for your husband while men are not held to the same standard. Sex has good and bad consequences it always will. The risks remain whether u wait until you get married or not. I have read countless articles and comments from women who went before their congregation to take a vow of celibacy until marriage. I have been in church for the purity rings and dances for young girls. I just wish there was a better discussion about sex and women and the human body instead of placing female sexuality in this box to only be opened by a husband.

  • IllyPhilly

    That’s something lots of us need to try even in current relationships. See if it’s the mind and body that makes us work well together.

  • Kellz

    You and I both Laz.. You and I both

  • pretty1908

    I can understand where he is coming from. I decided to abstain even though I haven’t determined a time length, I want to connect with somneone on a deep emotional level and sometimes sex gives couples a false sense of bonding. I want to bring God into all my relationships , and I can’t bring God into relationship that’s motivated by sin and selfishness.

    • ieshapatterson

      Me too!!

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