Abstinence means that you do not engage in any sexual activity at all. As a method of birth control, abstinence is 100% effective. If sex play is permitted where there is no vaginal intercourse, it is about 99% effective. The advantages of abstinence are that no medications or devices are required, there is no chance of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease, and it is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. The disadvantage of abstinence is that it is difficult for many people to abstain for prolonged periods of time.
In scientific terms, if two people don’t engage in sexual activity, then the sperm cannot fertilize an egg, therefore leaving no possibility for pregnancy. Additionally, when genital fluids haven’t any chance of exchanging, sexually transmitted diseases can’t be transferred from one person to another. There are sorts of contraception that exist in helping to stop the sperm from fertilizing the egg, like condoms or contraceptive pills, but these methods aren’t always 100% successful. Other methods can interfere with a female’s menstrual cycle (like birth control). With abstinence, no condoms or contraception pills are necessary because the person isn’t having sexual activity.
Remember to have other methods of back up available to protect yourself against pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases in case you stop practicing abstinence.
Do you have to be a virgin to practice abstinence? No. Many times people who have a sexual past decide to stop having sex. Even a person who has been sexually active can still decide to be abstinent.
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