How can one keep virginity in a world where there is so much emphasis on being sexual?

Keeping virginity is simply a matter of not having sexual intercourse.  Just because it seems like everyone else is having sex doesn't mean that you have to.  On the other hand, there is value in being sexual too.  It's a matter of finding the right time for each individual to become sexual.  The world has less to do with it than you think.


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Doug Adams, Ph.D.


When it comes to celibacy/abstinence, I am more likely to point out the downside of being sexually abstinent. I don't advocate abstinence as a long-term sexual lifestyle. Abstinence is a good thing when the alternative is being sexual in an indiscreet manner, but it is a bad thing when a healthy sexual lifestyle of being monogamous with a partner is available. I frequently answer questions in the masturbation and male masturbation categories on AllExperts.com. I take all questions pertaining to sexuality.


I am a category expert in the sexuality area on AllExperts.com and have written the web site HealthyStrokes.com for over thirteen years.

I have a Ph.D. in a field unrelated to sexuality from one of the leading educational institutions of the world.

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