Abstinence has been utilized for thousands of years as a form of birth control. Abstinence means abstaining from vaginal intercourse and intimate sex without intercourse can provide great fulfillment.
Forms of sexual intimacy can be:
|no major health concerns||may be difficult to maintain control under pressure|
|no cost||pregnancy and transmission of STDs still may occur if couple's genitals touch|
|no medical examination needed|
|reduced risk of STD transmission|