From The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock.
Would you be willing to give up sex for one year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you have now?
No. If I gave up sex I would a raging cranky maniac and no amount of deep inner peace would hlep that
Couldn't give it up completely.. Slighty frustrating that my sex drive has dropped since getting pregnant.. And that's limited sex, would be a walking bag of awful if I had none altogether!!
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I'm quite happy with the balance of sex and peace in my life right now.
I can imagine that if I was single and in a bad places mentally a certain amount of celibacy might help and I would be willing to try it.
Definitely! No problem. Not sure what a 'sense of peace' is really, but it sounds great.
Guess it depends on what the exact definition of sex is. Married/relationship or single?
I'm married so if I gave up sex, my husband would have to as well and that wouldn't be fair. Also good sex with the person you love gives you a sense of peace, that in my mind, is unrivalled.
If single and not in a relationship, for sure, I could go without for a year to get my head in a good place. Love yourself before you love anyone else and all that jazz.
However, in the same vein - would masturbation be allowed? I couldn't go a year without the physical release, I don't think anybody could. Even if you didn't do it yourself, eventually it'd happen in your sleep!