Posts tagged "celibacy"

I’m Not Sold On “Secondary Abstinence”

In a recent New York Times Modern Love piece, writer Ali Rachel Pearl tells of the time a doctor declared that she was “secondary abstaining” because she hadn’t had sex in two years.

Claire Hannum | November 6, 2015 - 11:00 am

26 Italian Women Having Affairs With Priests Ask Pope To End Celibacy Vow

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke: Twenty-six women wrote a letter to the Pope … 

But it’s a reality reported by the site Vatican Insider: 26…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Author Sophie Fontanel Decides That No Sex At All Is Better Than Bad Sex

Sophie Fontanel is a novelist and the senior editor at French Elle. She also chose to be celibate from age 27 to age 39. The English translation of her book…

Mary Odell | August 8, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Jill Scott Won’t Have Sex Until Date #5

“Now the minimum is until the fifth date. The whole celibacy thing, you could throw that out the window. That’s over. But I don’t have physical intimacy until at least…

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Mind Of Man: The Ultimate Aphrodisiac

There’s a saying that goes “hunger is the best spice.” This is true. Without starvation as my salsa, I would never have been able to ingest all of those microwaveable…

John DeVore | November 17, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Quotable: Why Lady Gaga Won’t Have Sex

“I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they’re going to take my creativity from me through my vagina … I’m lonely when I’m in relationships. It’s…

Kate Torgovnick/ | August 3, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Girl Talk: Maybe I Should Try Celibacy

I’m seriously inspired by this article I saw in the New York Post, “No More Sex In The City,” about how celibacy has become “a thing.” It opens with the…

Ami Angelowicz | May 13, 2010 - 2:00 pm

No Celibacy For Married Anglican Priests Who Convert To Catholicism

The Vatican announced last month a plan to make it easier for disillusioned Anglicans, who feel their church has become too liberal, to convert to Catholicism. The plan allows for…

Annika Harris | November 9, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Celibacy In The City

It was about a year ago that I realized it was time to just make a commitment.

If I had a checklist for where I was in my life,… | June 26, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Lessons From A Year Of Celibacy

Could you go a year without sex? By choice? Taking a 12-month vow of chastity, writer Hephzibah Anderson did just that and wrote all about it for the U.K.’s The

Wendy Atterberry | June 22, 2009 - 1:00 pm

The Smoking-Hot Reason To Avoid First-Date Sex

The night’s going great, you can’t believe you’re hitting it off so well on a first date, he’s a great kisser, you take him home…

Whatever you do, don’t… | April 3, 2009 - 11:00 am

Frisky Scoop! Katy Perry Isn’t Taking A Celibacy Vow

Stop the presses! Yesterday, the blogosphere went bananas over a story that Katy Perry had taken a vow of celibacy for 2009. Well, I just got off the phone with…

Simcha | January 22, 2009 - 7:15 pm

I Was A Celibate Stripper

“So let me get this straight? You’ve been a stripper for the past eight years and you’ve never slept with anyone during that entire time?” Blair, my co-worker at the… | November 24, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Puritan Pop Stars

Over a decade after Britney claimed she was saving herself for marriage, the Jonas Brothers, a popular teeny-bopper boy band, have decided to take a vow of celibacy too. The…

Simcha | February 25, 2008 - 6:30 pm