I am in the British Merchant Navy. I am currently going to college in preparation for my first trip at sea. Everybody in my class knows I am a practicing Catholic; they know that I regularly go to Church and I regularly discuss my faith with class members.
However, one classmate constantly asks questions about my sexual past. He always asks about my sex life and the types of women I like. These questions make me uncomfortable because I haven’t dated since 2007 when I became committed to my faith. I haven’t been with any women since that time, and I am striving to live a chaste life until I find a good Catholic woman. I am also discerning a call to the priesthood so sex really isn’t at the top of my list of priorities at the moment.
I feel embarrassed when he asks these questions and I wish he would stop. He doesn’t believe in God so he wouldn’t understand my reasons for striving to practice chastity. What should I do about this? What should I tell him?
Please help me with this because it’s causing me a lot of stress at the moment. Thanks