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What do celibacy and abstinence mean in relationship to virginity?

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Abstinence means to voluntarily give up something, including food, alcohol, or sex. Celibacy specifically refers to sexual abstinence. It means not having any form of sex.

SOURCES: 

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS.org): "The Truth About Adolescent Sexuality." 

Iwannaknow.org: "Puberty - For Girls - What to Expect."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 13, 2020

SOURCES: 

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS.org): "The Truth About Adolescent Sexuality." 

Iwannaknow.org: "Puberty - For Girls - What to Expect."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 13, 2020

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