sexual abstention


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Noun1.sexual abstention - abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)sexual abstention - abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
abstinence - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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Over the years she has not been ashamed to discuss her decision in public, but here she has researched sexual abstention and Christianity and so sets her own experience in a historical and theological context.
New mothers wanted to avoid the drudgery of constant childbearing, and opted for sexual abstention as a means of avoiding a giant breed.
Wirikuta is also a temple of initiation for art and shamanism, where all novices undertake a ceremonial promise and sacrifices (periods of fasting, sexual abstention, pilgrimages, and offerings) lasting for at least five years.