What is abstinence advantages and disadvantages?
Abstinence can be a way to avoid the risks that come with sex — like pregnancy and STDs — until youre ready to prevent and/or handle them. Abstinence can also help you focus on other things in your life that are important to you, like friends, school, sports, activities, having fun, and planning for your future.
How does abstinence affect the body?
Abstinence can increase the likelihood of erectile dysfunction (ED) for men. A 2008 study in the American Journal of Medicine found men who reported having sexual intercourse once a week were half as likely to develop ED as men who had sex less frequently.