The fact that someone has been having sex for a long time does not diminish the strength or legitimacy of a newfound determination to abstain from it for however long they want.
Of course, religion and home training are at the root of most celibacy partnerships in these parts, but there are those who choose to avoid all sexual contact for reasons other than those two.
It refers to complete abstinence, or, as Patoranking puts it in his 2017 song, “no kissing eh, no touching eh…”
There is no such thing as a middle ground when it comes to celibacy. Masturbation is strictly prohibited. Fondling is not permitted. Oh, and oral sex is strictly forbidden.
Either you’re in it or you’re not. If you and your spouse are kissing, making out, or deep caressing each other, I’m sorry to break it to you, sweetheart, but you and your partner are not in a celibate relationship.
You are not in a celibate relationship if you avoid penetrative sex but occasionally give or get head with any frequency. You are not in a celibate relationship if you are having anal sex.
Sure, you’re not going all the way; sure, you’re not having sex in the traditional sense, but if you see that celibacy thing, just get off it.
If you’re having or delivering oral sex, you’re not in a celibate relationship.