But to others, taking a break from the daily (or weekly) grind makes a lot of sense."Everything in our society is geared toward objectifying people into body parts so it's all about the arms, thighs, butt or crotch," said Aurin Squire, a 36-year-old playwright from Queens.
"And if only one person wants to be celibate in the relationship, then it could certainly cause conflict." Also, celibacy is one thing, but announcing it is quite another."I tried to ask him what the forecast was, how long this drought was going to last.But he didn't know." Initially, Bouttier said she weathered the drought by seeking her own spiritual awakening - but the only enlightenment she found was that she needed to be with someone else."It's a noble thing to do," says Jazmine Denise Rogers, a 24-year-old from Long Island who gave up sex after a bad relationship."But I do wonder if it was the best thing to speak about publicly, because abstinence is hard to stick to.