Although commonly mocked in our modern society, the virtue of chastity is a good thing. Chastity needs to be rehabilitated because it is so misunderstood and attacked in our society.
Clearly, human beings have strong sexual drives. It is also clear that the common good requires that these drives be regulated. (Imagine a world where nobody controlled their sexual urges).
When we regulate the sexual drive we practice a type of self-control or moderation and when this good practice becomes a habit we have the virtue of chastity.
Here are 5 tips from St. Thomas Aquinas on how we can preserve this important virtue: