Chastity is the practice of being sexually pure according to one’s status in life, such as whether one is married or in a religious order. The behaviors associated with chastity are generally determined by cultural or religious standards. Chastity is related to celibacy, virginity, continence, and abstinence, but these are ways of maintaining chastity, they are not synonyms for it. Chastity has been an important concept for centuries and is especially important to several religious... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health, 2019. 2p.