In comparing men and women in the church, women are more obedient of the teachings of the bible. So, on that premise, I will assume that women are more likely to remain sexless for as long as possible when they are single. I was speaking with a single friend who lamented that her desires were becoming too much to bear and she is not sure what to do. My suggestion was to get a cheap version of the rabbit (a sex toy made popular by the tv show Sex and the City).
I recognize that this may be shocking and inappropriate for the very devout religious women; however, this is a reality of life for the ones without a husband. For many women, fornication is not an option but there is the new wave of single christians who are ignoring the biblical admonition and rationalizing that it is not good for a woman to go without such a simple pleasure. So the question begs to be answered is sex worth the sin if you are not able to wait?
In the case of the Florida teacher that was fired for fornication, she obviously found it difficult to abstain even though she was engaged with an impending marriage. Is sex the downfall for most single christians? Afterall, it is impossible to get away from it (except in the church because it’s a taboo subject) with televisions, movies, billboards etc. The desire is not just from within but without.