The 40-day Lenten season, when many Christians observe fasting, began in mid-February. A scholar explains how the practice may have emerged around the fifth century.
Both university and government policy-makers need to re-tool their messaging to students about off-campus socializing to shape more positive mental health and COVID-19 outcomes.
Evangelicals who were taught as children that Christians abstain from sex until marriage are coming out and revealing the dark side of the so-called 'purity movement.'
Pope Francis has discouraged homosexual men from entering priesthood. Prior to the 12th century, even celebrated priests could write about same-sex desires and the church paid little attention.
Sex is an important part of life, but many people avoid it. Fear, former abuse and religion are common reasons, but you may be surprised to know how your overall health also leads to avoidance.
Many of us might be tempted to give up alcohol for a month as part of a highly publicised campaign, like Dry July. But how successful are these campaigns and how do you measure any long-term benefits?
Pornography has implications for public health, but scholars need to think critically about the issue and look past rhetoric.
Millions of people will probably sign up to take part in Dry January. But there are better ways to reduce your alcohol consumption.
Men might not wear purity rings, but some are pledging abstinence, too.
Monthly bouts of abstinence have become regular features of public health and charity campaigns, but there may be even more important milestones for giving up.
February 1 marks the end of a self-imposed month of abstinence from alcohol for the (approximately) 100,000 people who signed up to Alcohol Concern’s “Dry January” or Cancer Research UK’s “Dryathlon…
Proposals to force all schools to teach a compulsory sex education curriculum from primary level up and to restrict the right of parents to opt-out their children are back on the parliamentary agenda…