To evaluate demographic and behavioural characteristics of sexually active women compared to those who had abstained from intercourse in the past 6 months. The study participants were women of childbearing age from six sites in three states in the USA. Survey questions were asked of women who were not surgically sterile and who had not gone through menopause. The main outcome measures were correlates of sexual abstinence. Univariate analysis revealed that abstinent women were less likely than sexually active women to have used illicit drugs [odds ratio OR 0.
Characteristics of adult women who abstain from sexual intercourse
The amount of sex that a person has varies over their lifetime. How often a person has sex naturally changes from time to time, depending on age, fluctuations in sex drive, and relationship status. Many people enjoy a full and satisfying life without ever having sex. In a study looking at data from 17, people in the United States, In this article, we look at what might happen physically and psychologically when a person does not have sex for a long time and how it might affect people in a relationship.
Sexual abstinence or sexual restraint is the practice of refraining from some or all aspects of sexual activity for medical, psychological, legal, social, financial, philosophical, moral, or religious reasons. Asexuality is distinct from sexual abstinence; and celibacy is sexual abstinence generally motivated by factors such as an individual's personal or religious beliefs. Abstinence may be voluntary when an individual chooses not to engage in sexual activity due to moral, religious, philosophical, or other reasons , an involuntary result of social circumstances when one cannot find any willing sexual partners , or legally mandated e. The ancient world discouraged promiscuity for both health and social reasons.
Sex positivity is a great thing. While there are many reasons people choose to have sex pleasure, pleasing others, intimacy, stress relief, escape, or self-validation , there are plenty of other ways to meet these reasons without having sex. More importantly, being purely and wholly disinterested in sexual activity is a choice that needs to be respected.