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Why Do People Choose Not to Have Sex?

People abstain from sex for many reasons - even after they've been sexually active. Some of these reasons include:
  • waiting until they're ready for a sexual relationship
  • waiting to find the "right" partner
  • getting over a breakup
  • wanting to avoid pregnancy and STIs
  • having fun with friends without sexual involvement
  • pursuing academic, career, or extracurricular activities
  • supporting personal, cultural, or religious values
  • following medical advice during an illness or infection

Making a Decision About When to Have Sex

Tips for Sticking With Your Decision Not to Have Sex

Healthy Sexuality

Healthy Sexuality Topics
Classes and Workshops
Request Free/Low-Cost Condoms
Men's Sexual Health
Off-Campus STI / HIV testing locations
Sexually Transmitted Infections
UHS STI Testing
UHS Sexual Assault Forensic Exams
AlcoholEdu and SAPU
Gynecology Clinic

hours Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm by appointment Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
by appointment
512) 471-4955 (512) 471-4955
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University Health Services is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages, races, ethnicities, physical abilities or attributes, religions, sexual orientations, or gender identities/expression.


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