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chaste love

Discussion in 'English Only' started by squidink, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. squidink

    squidink Senior Member

    Venezuela, Spanish
    Hi, everyone.

    I know the word "chaste" is defined as "abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse." So I understand then that "chaste love" can refer to any love relationship in which sex isn't practiced, or a married relationship in which sex is indeed practiced. Am I correct? I would just like to be sure.
     
  2. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    Colorado
    English-US
    You have the right idea, Squidink. That married couple may or may not have sex, but as long as the two are being faithful to each other and not violating any legal or religious sexual taboos, you could say that they are chaste.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  3. squidink

    squidink Senior Member

    Venezuela, Spanish
    Thank you, owlman5!
     

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