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chastity

Sexology An abstinence from unlawful sexual activity, either outside or inside marriage; total abstinence, celibacy. See Celibacy.
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Most of the sati-narratives describe supernaturally powerful women, and Jain nuns of every sect and sub-sect were clear that one of the main sources of this power was chastity, whether in the form of wifely fidelity or ascetic celibacy.
Part one examines why and how chastity became politically significant in Qing China, and how it influenced Chinese political culture and social policies.
1) The state tried to control the chastity cult during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), but it remained a local community phenomenon that was promoted by elite men, who construed chastity as a symbol of the sentiment (qing) of the literati ethic of loyalty.
Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naperville, Illinois, remembers his parents talking about their expectations of chastity when he was a teen.
She stood firm, and the organization eventually agreed to let her talk about premarital chastity as part of her youth-violence prevention platform.
However, as women are not allowed to preach (according to 1 Timothy 2 and 1 Corinthians 14), it would make even less sense for a woman to claim the gift of chastity.
It was there that she developed her enormous talents, but she never forgot her debt to Artemis, and in gratitude vowed chastity to honor her.
My darling dumpling Chastity Bono has finally put down her chopsticks and sesame steamed spinach with silky tofu long enough to finish her biography, The End of Innocence: A Memoir.
In which our man in Washington gets lectured on chastity, talks morality with Newt, and watches wannabe pols woo big money donors.
Chastity is this year's "Tammy" for Brant County, acting as ambassador for the area's 2000 Easter Seals campaign.
Three years back, under the aegis of a radical (and largely spurious) Danish filmmaking collective calling itself Dogma 95, Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg issued a directorial manifesto in the daft form of a "Vow of Chastity.
On the night of Halloween, Rolf Boiten proposed that those who felt so called should bind themselves to God and each other by a vow, for a limited period, of poverty, chastity and obedience.