Avoid body to body contact.
Even though hugs are innocent, pressing your body against that of a person you’re already sexually aroused by isn’t such a great idea when trying to avoid sexual contact. Body language reads loud and clear, even when you aren’t saying a word. Try to avoid close bodily contact with your love interest without making the situation awkward because getting too close physically may send mixed signals.
Avoid alcoholic drinks while with the opposite sex.
Alcohol has a way of stirring up sexual arousal and causing people to act on ambitions that may have been pushed to the subconscious. Drinking can cause a person to become more vulnerable and less concerned with commitments, so remain in a sober mind while interacting with the opposite sex to maintain control of your actions.
Plan group activities.
Group activities will help avoid one on one time that could lead to intimate interaction. Plan group events with other friends that may be practicing the same vow of celibacy so you can help each other remain committed. Arrange shopping outings, city tours, group gaming events or any other types of activities that you can engage in with a group of people. Focusing on enjoying group company takes your mind off of engaging with your love interest intimately.
Talk to your love interest about your vow of celibacy.
Always be upfront and honest about your celibacy commitment with individuals you may be interested in. Discuss your boundaries openly in the beginning of any relationship interaction so that person knows where you stand and knows how to respect you. Helping your love interest understand your situation will cause less confusion later if he or she feels a strong sexual connection towards you.
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