Other things you can do besides glorifying sex

There has always been the argument that sex is like some sort of food for men — something that we cannot do without. I am surprised that even people who should know better support this argument. Yes, I have heard a certain pastor say men “need” sex, and should not be denied this need.

I say, generally, human beings — men and women — want sex, but do not need sex. The basic difference is this: A need is something that you have to have. A want is something you would like to have. Look at this, for instance: We need food, we want sex. One cannot do without food but can do without sex. Otherwise, it is possible to abstain from sex not food.

The Lenten period, during which Christians abstain or fast, has just ended. Looking back, imagine that you had decided to “give up” sex for 40 days. Most may say it is hard to do so. But it is not difficult and here are other pursuits for the mind, body and soul that could be better than sex.

Look at your life: Most of us wake up in the morning thinking of what we have to do that day, and retire in the evenings, having either achieved what we set out to do or did not do.
But these are daily pursuits suppose you take time to take a long view. To look back at your life, to see where we have been and where you are going. Take the time to see a year ahead, five years or even 10 years and figure what or how you would be then and plan for it. Do not interrupt your “train of thought” with distractions like sex.

Detoxify: Often our bodies accumulate toxins which may need to be flushed out the system. They say sex is good, as you get to exercise most of your muscles, but swimming does this too. Take a break from the sex and swim. If you do not know, take the opportunity to learn.

Also, eat more vegetables and fruits and drink more water and herbal teas. Avoid the junk food and its “bad chemicals”. Believe you me, your body will feel clean and you will feel pure, and definitely healthy.

Meditate: Though there are many techniques, it is basically defined as “to think deeply or focus one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation.”

The good thing about meditation is that though it involves the mind, it benefits the body and soul. Here are some of the results: lower blood pressure, improved blood circulation, lower heart rate, less anxiety, more feelings of well-being, less stress and deeper relaxation. Isn’t this better than sex?

dmwesigye@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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