Our expert says:
It can not harm your general health if you abstain.In fact this is the safest option to prevent HIV infection. I have respect for you waiting for Mr Right - just do not confuse Mr Right and Mr Perfect...! There is however research suggesting an association between no children and long term abstinence and cervix cancer similarly to various sex partners/ promiscuity. If 8 years qualifies for long term, I am not so sure. It will be good if you still go for a regular check-up and pap-smear. In order to satisfy your desire, you may consider masturbation or the use of sex toy or even 'rent a gent'/ casual sex (with a condom) BUT the choice you make must be in accordance with your value system to prevent feelings of guilt, regret or disgust.This however will only satisfy the physical desire and not offer the fulfilment of a good satisfying relationship /companionship which secures ultimate sexual experiences. Deidre - SASHA
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