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4 reasons to avoid sex

05 March 2015, 15:43 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi -  It is not that I voluntarily decided that I want to practice celibacy for some time. It just happened that I was single and when you are single you are not having sex. Unless you are doing one night stands or have a friends with benefits; you are not having sex.

In the beginning it gets frustrating, but seeing as I am a very choosey individual, it was clearly not going to be happening anytime soon. None of these people on my phone even turned me on when I thought of them. None of these guys that I was meeting made me think’…wait a minute, something can happen..’ It was just not happening, so I have been practicing not having sex until my next beau comes along.

As it progresses, I have realized some things.

It is quite beneficial-no pregnancy alerts or health risk alerts

Part of the reason I am choosy when it comes to bed fellows, is mostly because of the health factor. Let us be serious for a minute: condoms are 99% effective, that is what science says, when we get it down to what practically happens we can get the figure down to 80% and when it bursts that is practically 0%. If 1% scares the daylights out of me just imagine what the 100% does.

The good thing about not having sex, is when we are sat down with my girlfriends and they are worried they might be pregnant, I am usually 200% sure that I am good and when I am getting medical checkups no anxiety attacks on any surprises that a partner might have brought me.  That just saved me from high blood pressure and heart attacks- that is being effectively healthy.

It is cheaper

When you have a partner, as the woman you have a few obligations. The lingerie that costs more than KES 2000, fancy underwear that costs more than KES 3000 and that is the bra alone when you are getting it from Woolworths. The contraceptives that you always have to have. There is just not being broke when you are having sex.

On the other hand, when no one is seeing you naked, you can do what you want and wear what you want. You also do not need contraceptives because you have an all natural chastity belt.

No pressure

You do not have to come up with new ways to entice your partner-you do not have one! You do not have to push your body for it to get new dimensions because that girl on the Kamasutra had done the split while….

You can just be; sleep and wake up; no one os turning you over at midnight and interrupting dreams.

Discipline and self-restraint

Sex makes you misbehave, and when you are too used to it you just lack a certain kind of discipline. That is why a lot of people who break up often resort to abit of promiscuity. What was available just by a snap of the fingers, no longer is.

When sex is taken out of the equation, you divert the energies that would have been expelled there otherwise to work and doing something productive.

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