Of course, people can abstain from sex for a plethora of reasons that they do not have to justify — from wanting to forge a deeper bond with potential partners to focusing on a career path, to having strong religious beliefs, or wanting to work on their mental health, per Bustle. Some young people are simply disillusioned with the state of dating through apps, as though dating is an uphill battle with little reprieve, Vice reports. The stereotyping and stigma around casual sex, particularly for women, can be enough of a turnoff to steer clear of it, per VerywellMind.
TikTok user and actress @lorensharice makes light of her decision to be celibate in her video, which shows her dancing while engaging in a fake conversation where she opens up to a man about being celibate. She also uses the hashtags #christiantiktok and #christiangirl alongside the hashtags #celibacy and #celibate. Commenters supported her. “And if he’s the one; he’s gonna respect it,” wrote one commenter. Another responded, “Recently came to the realization that the only reason I lost my virginity is because I didn’t know how to say no.” And another said, “Me wanting a relationship but not having one bc men don’t respect boundaries.”
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN’s National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
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