"I really loved her and was eager to sacrifice sex for genuine companionship," he said."The religiosity, however, was an unavoidable problem because you can't make yourself believe something no matter how hard you try." Maggie, 34, was 17 when she started dating her first boyfriend, who was a devout Christian.Prior to dating him, she had fooled around with other boys, but she'd never had penetrative sex.
"[Then] he told me about his guilt afterwards." When Darlene told Tyler about her previous sexual experiences, it hurt and upset him, which made her feel guilty about her own sexual history.
He then told her family that she had previously slept with other people.
But some, like Tebow, remain chaste into adulthood, sticking to the Bible's teaching that sex is reserved solely for marriage.
they ultimately broke up not because he had an issue with her abstinence, but because they simply didn't have much in common anymore.
When I asked him why, he told me it was because he knew I was abstinent.
At that time, I had already made a commitment to abstinence."The abstinence was just a symptom of a larger issue — the growing disparity between her religiosity and mine," he said."My lack of desire to be an evangelical Christian was a major reason we broke up." The fact that they didn't have sex, Ross said, "wasn't that big a deal" at the time.It’s no secret that we’re living in an age that encourages sexual liberty: "Experiment and explore! Ahead, we speak to five female twenty-somethings – like Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin – who have all chosen to press pause on physical intimacy for different reasons and time periods, in search of the potential soul ties between sexual behaviours and personal identity.While sources close to Tebow and Culpo have denied the rumors, saying they never even dated in the first place, the story raises an interesting question: If one person is abstinent and the other person isn't, is abstinence always a deal-breaker? Waiting till "I do": For people in their 20s, like Tebow and Culpo, being abstinent is relatively uncommon, but it's also not rare.