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These days sex is glorified, possibly even over-glorified. Despite the lack of marriages or even committed relationships, the act of ‘getting it in’ hasn’t shown any signs of decreasing.  The excitement surrounding sex is in some cases better than the actual act for some; but still, sex before marriage, or even without a committed relationship has become the norm. So the lack thereof has in fact become the opposite. After all, how many rappers and singers do you know that are singing about not having sex?

Instead, we’re bombarded with recycled lyrics of why we should be engaging in sexual activity coupled with false images of how wonderful these activities will be. And while this is not to contest the enjoyable feelings that can accompany sex, many times we forget the ‘other side’ of it; and it’s not always so exciting.

There’s not a lot of dialogue regarding celibacy outside of religion, but besides religious beliefs, there are many reasons why celibacy can prove to be beneficial for some. For those who can’t imagine a life without sex temporarily, consider these few points great reasons to try a period of celibacy.

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