Sex abstinence could arise from different reasons ranging from avoiding the risks that come with unwanted pregnancy , fear of sexual transmitted diseases,STDs….
Abstinence can also be as a result of plan to focus on other crucial things in life like friends, school, sports, activities, having fun, and planning for future.
Here are different ways that can help in that regard:
-Stay away from places that will encourage and are conducive for sex.
-Don’t indulge in group dating. It might lead to peer pressure.
-Visit places of interest, i.e the Zoo, Park, Mall, Museum, Beach, Restaurants, etc.
-Go to the Cinemas or stay in-doors to see your favourite movies. Stay away from X-rated movies.
-Go out and visit friends and introduce each other to family members-this gives a sense of belonging and acceptance.
-Have the fear of God in your heart by reading His words and cultivating a relationship with Him.
-Have a good body image and self esteem of yourself. This will help with most of the decisions you make concerning your body and your life.
– Discuss with your parents, guardians, religious leaders and counselors when you have doubts.
Note that you cannot truly love until you learn to love yourself. When you love yourself, you will never do anything that will harm you or put you in situations you don’t want.