The Church teaches that if you are single, total abstinence from all sexual activity (with partner or self) is required in order to remain in a state of sanctifying grace.
Before I was married, I failed miserably in this aspect of my life. In fact, I was persistent in my sin, both privately and otherwise. If I had to do it all over again, I would make a sincere effort to live in celibacy until my wedding.
I’m wondering how many single men are successfully living in chastity? And what is your best advice for others who wish to succeed in this most important and often neglected are of life?
ADDITIONAL: It seems I have screwed up the survey by not selecting the “multiple choice option” before hitting the submit button. But I am interested how others have been successful!