Is abstinence healthy?
Posted Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:20 AM
Posted Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:22 AM
On the physical side, I'd say that abstinence makes sex a lot more enjoyable when you're finally able to have it.
Posted Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:32 AM
yes having done so for a time I believe it has a place but not if you are obseesed with sex it's a matter of balance and knowing what you want
Posted Tue Nov 08, 2011 08:59 PM
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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013 06:39 AM
Focused mainly on male abstinence, periodic ejaculations rid the body of cancer causing carcinogens. Also, released at that time is pent up nervous energy...which can play havoc on normal body processes like digestion, heart rate, muscle spasms, and so much more..... even affecting logical thinking and a person may become extremely introverted avoiding any contact the general public. That person, over time, may become a hypochondriac...treating each and every perceived condition. Also, in a male, it is possible that semen can thicken over time and become so gelatinous and congested that it cannot be expelled normally. Suddenly, this situation becomes very serious, even panicky. When your sole release from sexual frustration is gone, it may seem like the end of the world as the prostate and vesicles swell bigger under lots of pressure. A man suffering from this congestion could be hurting so bad that he seeks medical help...cause nothing else works.
Much of what I described above for a male can apply to a woman also.
In today's world, I understand that there are diseases out there to be concerned with...and refraining from mixing with strangers is the safest, however, I do not think there is any reason to give up self-gratification as long as the level fits a person's lifestyle. I would agree that very short periods of abstinence are probably okay. KAZ
Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013 09:04 AM
Posted Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:22 AM
-anyone for whom sex causes anxiety such as people with body image issues, trauma victims, or for people who identify as asexual, for example
-someone with a health condition that may be affected by sex (cardiovascular or respiratory problem or chronic back pain, for example)
-abstinence through chemical castration is used to treat pedophiles
Can't think of anything really that would apply universally to the general population though. In fairness, I am perhaps a bit biased as I prefer to focus on the benefits of sex.
This post has been edited by YourWish: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:24 AM
Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013 08:28 AM
Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013 04:16 PM
Personally, abstinence drives me insane, but at the same time teaches me a thing or two about self-control. Sometimes you just have to do without, and going through short periods of abstinence helps me focus on other things and is a good exercise in mental discipline.
Posted Sun Feb 17, 2013 02:15 AM
If I go for more than 2 days or so, I have an almost uncontrollable urge to masturbate, and Come in very large quantities I think personally, for me at least, it wouldnt be healthy, mentally i think it would do me in..LOL