Celibacy – the abstinence from sex. That seems clear cut and cold, yet there’s so much more to it. Depending on the person involved the reasons for abstinence vary widely.
That late teen rite of passage, the first visits to a nightclub. I’ve no fond memories of it. I recall migrating to a dark corner nursing a pint glass and surveying what was going on around me. The deafening sound system, the delight in abandon so apparent in everyone, the drinking to oblivion.