Home Health Gen Zers going viral for practicing celibacy – New York Post

Gen Zers going viral for practicing celibacy – New York Post

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Generation Z has declared TikTok a no sex zone.
Users on the platform have banned together to form #CelibacyTikTok — a place where young people have decided to practice abstinence.
The purists have taken to TikTok to describe the benefits that staying celibate has provided for them. 
And shockingly, their reasons often have nothing to do with religion.
One influencer, who goes by the name Billie Emali, frequently posts tips on staying celibate.
In one video, she explained that she “has a tendency to pick trash men” and “salutes all women who are having fun and getting it.”
In another, she answered the hypothetical question: “But don’t you get lonely staying celibate? How do you do it for so long?” She jokingly answered in her caption, “nah, because these men just make it easier & easier 😭 #celibacy#selflove #selflovejourney.”
One user, named Tera Chantelle, notes in one of her clips how celibacy is the safest way to go because you won’t experience “STDs, pregnancy scares, stress or drama.”
Chantelle added in another clip how being abstinent leads to healthier platonic friendships. She also practices the idea of being in a “relationship with one’s self” and nurturing self-love.
Wellness influencer Jordan Jeppe has built her following on staying celibate and revealed why she decided to go through with abstinence.
Reply to @thislifeis.good you’ll know celibacy is for you because it will feel like nothing else has worked 🤍 #celibacyjourney #celibacy
In one video she said that she just ended a three month relationship where she “completely abandoned [her] needs and desires.”
”I realized that I was always trying to fix my partners but the only person I could really fix was myself,” she continued.
Young people nowadays are shown to be having less sexual relations than previous generations. One study saw that in 2017, only 24% of young adults aged 18 to 23 said they were having casual sex. This statistic can be compared to of 38% in 2007. 
Nina Burns, a former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant, previously spoke to The Post about going on a “sex fast.”
“It was a really bad relationship,” the New York model said. Burns wanted to take some time to focus on herself and her needs without having her head “clouded” by sex.
“Going celibate is a more mature way to find someone who values other things in life,” she added. “It was just what I needed.”
The reality TV personality concluded, “People decide to go sober for their physical health. But being celibate is for your mental health.”
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