Keeping Your Virginity In College

A huge misconception about college is that everyone is engaging in sexual activity. That is completely false. In fact, there are several students (both female and male) who wish to remain virgins in college, whether it's due to religious or personal reasons. While it may seem like a very hard task to accomplish due to the new found freedom, pressures and temptations that come along with the "college experience" there are some things that can be done to help with this mission. If keeping your virginity intact is your goal, continue reading below.

The first thing you need to realize is by no means do you need to cut off the opposite sex from your life. You can still maintain healthy and long-lasting romantic relationships in college, but it's extremely important that you tell the person you are dating that you are a virgin and that you intend on keeping it this way. You don’t have to tell them on the first date, but once the relationship starts to get somewhat serious, you need to be honest with them. During this time, your romantic interest will either accept your wishes or dump you. Always remember that if they choose to do the latter it's probably for the best. You don't want a person like that in your life and it's better that they bolt early on as opposed to when things get too serious. You'll find someone who is accepting of your lifestyle choice, don't worry about that.

When you do find someone understanding, it's best that you set limits for you and your boyfriend/girlfriend. Even though you've verbally expressed your wish to remain a virgin, sometimes you can get "caught up in the moment." So set certain limits (such as passionate kissing or whatever you want your limits to be) and really work to make sure that you don't go past them.

Lastly, you want to make sure that you avoid alcohol and drugs since these toxins have the ability to impair your judgment. If you choose to consume alcohol at least do so responsibly. You don't want to risk losing something you've spent your whole life preserving in one drunken night. Not to mention you can contract an STD. This doesn't mean that you can't have fun with your friends and go to typical college parties, but just make sure that you limit yourself to one or two drinks and nurse them, don't chug. Always eat a good size meal before you drink, and try not to participate in drinking games. Always drink water to help sober you up.