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Something people like me do for reasons not always religious. I'm abstinent because I don't wanna be that girl who got pregnant when she was 15 and now has a McJob.
Abstinence is not always for religious reasons.
by ****^_^**** May 03, 2010
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basically waiting till you're married to have sex. strangely popular now that the jonas brothers do it - and because edward cullen made bella wait.
"So that's it? You won't sleep with me until we're married?" - Bella Swan.

by ilikesparkles May 30, 2009
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Abstinence HIV cannot pass through latex, you jackabillies. Check a few reputable internet sites.
by holdmydrink September 30, 2005
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A choice. Choosing not to do something that you want to do. Self-control.

See Sexual Abstinence
"I guess I should abstain from shopping this weekend; my credit card is maxed!"

"Yeah, I've had sex before, but I'm choosing abstinence now. I don't want herpes on my balls."

"I drank a lot in high school, but got tired of it. I guess you could say I'm "abstaining"--whatever--I don't have to drink to have a good time."
by Audra L January 29, 2009
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It's a choice god dammit. Who cares if someone is a fat churchie, an atheist, skinny or whatever. It doesn't matter. If someone chooses abstinence good for them, if not, shut the fuck up.
Shut the hell up you whiny bastards. Abstinence is a choice that you can't force people to make. And for the sake of argument, I'm still a virgin so you can't say I'm on the side of having sex either.
by Fantastic Dan September 29, 2005
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n. ab'-stuh-nuhns

1) The act of not indulging in a certain conduct or desire.
2) The act of remaining a virgin until marriage.
1) Marco practiced abstinence to end his addiction to cigarettes.
2) Emilia used abstinence to stay sexually pure for her future husband.
by Megan A November 28, 2006
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