Being Celibate As A New Year’s Resolution
We are regularly bombarded with sexual images and discussions, and as a society we are sexually active earlier than ever before, and some people are showing signs of getting weary of all the emphasis on sex. Some celebrities have even recently been in the news declaring that they are going to be celibate for a period of time. With the New Year having started, it could be a perfect time to take a yearlong vow of celibacy as your resolution. What are the benefits of taking such a vow and is it a choice you should take?
Sex and intimacy go hand in hand. You may find that you are not ready to get intimate because you need time to get over a relationship that went bad. Being celibate gives you the time to mend, and get over him not being in your life anymore. By making the commitment to celibacy, you will not be tempted to enter a rebound relationship. If you have had problems with showing your emotions and opening up about your feeling with past boyfriends, spending time alone offers you a chance to work on your issues. Sex addiction can be damaging to everyone involved and taking a vow of celibacy to get some help for it can be beneficial to finding a sexual balance in your life. Any of these difficulties with sexual intimacy can benefit from some professional help.
Women nowadays are more involved in their careers than ever, and that can demand a huge chunk of their time. Trying to juggle a relationship and advance in your company can put more stress on you than you can handle. Chances are that trying to satisfy both your partner and your boss will cause one to be shortchanged, and usually it is the relationship. Being celibate gives you the chance to give total focus on your career. In general, you may find that at this time in your life, you want to be a bit selfish accomplishing your life goals. Some of your goals can get derailed when you are sharing your life with someone. Celibacy gives you the freedom to work as much or as little on your goals as you want.
Abstinence is still the only proven way to prevent pregnancy and STDs. Almost one in every ten adults contracts an STD, more than ever in history. There are more complications for women, including cancer and infertility and celibacy can prevent this worry. You may also have an STD, which is another reason you might choose to be celibate.
When doing something as powerful as choosing celibacy, it gives us a sense of control, a sense of purpose. Sex and relationships take up a lot of brain power and emotions that could be channeled into activities that can improve our confidence, empower us and give us a sense of self worth. Working on making our lives more meaningful can only have a positive effect when we choose to jump back into the sexual ring.