This is a branch topic from the Atheism-o-phobia thread because I don't want to further muddy that one with yet another subject.
Why is celibacy, the act of abstaining from sex, (NOT changing a sexual orientation) viewed as one of the ultimate taboos? (usually by, haha, moral "relativists,"
We are members of a bodybuilding site. I've twice dieted down for a show. Strict, by-the-book, hard deprivation. For three months, most of the stuff I wanted, I abstained from. Most people here would find that rather admirable.
But...when the topic moves to sex, suddenly it's OMGZ he's turn into teh P3d0!!!
Can anyone show me any studies, anywhere, that simple celibacy causes any kind of psychological damage, or even slight negative changes within the individual?
It's been practiced for thousands of years as a purification rite and a form of strengthening through deprivation, along with fasting and other not-fun acts. I believe that only in modern, anything-MUST-go sexually "liberated" society has this act suddenly been turned into an evil.
I'm going to bed so sorry if I don't jump right in on the discussion. Japan-time