My first topic. Feel free to applaud. It's a given that no one really knows me here. I've IM'd and PM'd with a few folks but I've still kept myself pretty close to the background. I try to keep a low profile. It's how I roll. Now, for whatever reason, I'm going to make a post about personal shit. I think partly because know one knows me well enough at all to be anything other than objective so it might make for some interesting feedback. Suppose we shall see. I have decided to be celibate for a period of six months. In this time period I will also not drink alcohol or do any other substances that could be deemed narcotic in nature. I'm about a month into this and so far it's been going pretty swimmingly. The only change I've really noticed is I don't seem to want to go out as much anymore. There doesn't seem to be much point, which is part of the reason I wanted to do this in the first place. Some background - I'm 27. I've been sexually active nearly half as many years and I went from some fun experimenting and serial cheating in high school, to being a full on whore for sex in college and after. It helps that I don't really make a lot of choices on who I will or won't sleep with. I can find something attractive in nearly everyone I set my eye on, one of the benefits of being a slut for both genders. The problem is that I haven't had a serious relationship in quite some time. Actually, that's not entirely the problem. The problem is more that I haven't been remotely interested in a serious relationship in quite some time. I've been fine with random hookups and occasional sustained hookups over a period of weeks or months. Then I get bored and move on. I've had a lot of fun but there's been something completely empty in all of this. If I wasn't interested in hooking up for a evening, then getting bombed was always on option. More emptiness. I have a lot of friends but it's fairly easy for me to isolate myself from them for weeks on end because most of t hem are in relationships. I was telling one of them the story of how I hooked up with these two guys in one night and I was just so bored with the story. I had fun, but I didn't care much at all after the condoms came off. I made a joke about taking a break from sex and was told that I wouldn't last a week and then I realized that my reputation might be in conflict with my intentions. Then I realized I didn't know my intentions, what I wanted, and that's when I realized I needed to figure that out. I'm searching for clarity and so I'm ridding my mind/body of all influence for an extended period of time. I want to figure out what I want - in life. In between bouts of that, there will be an enormous amount of masturbation and, as all signs are pointing to, internet use. It's no coincidence I've posted more in the past week than in the past three years combined. That's my story. Celibacy. Anyone tried it? Stupid idea? Pointless? What are your thoughts?