QUESTION: Respected Sir,
         Can chastity be regained again.What is the explanation that chastity be regained again

ANSWER: You can become chaste, but you can never again become a virgin if you are not one.  Chastity can be achieved by abstaining from sexual activity.  People are more likely to accept you as chaste the longer you have been chaste, if you were formerly sexually active.

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QUESTION: Respected Sir,
         What is the difference between virginity and chastity?

Chastity means not being sexually active.  Virginity means never having been sexually active.  You can always become not sexually active, but you can't become never having been sexually active again once you have been.

As the songwriter wrote, "once you pass its border, you can ne'er return again."


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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.


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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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