27 Ways To Say No To Sex

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How to hold off on doing the deed, at least tonight.
  • I'm riding the crimson wave. And it's the first day. What Do Men Think About Sex During Your Period?
  • I'm sorry, but my vagina is tired. (Yawn)
  • I put out on the second date. (Wink)
  • I've taken a six-month vow of celibacy.
  • Can we stop at Duane Reade so I can pick up some tampons?
  • It's too humid right now. Call me in September.
  • You have to earn it, Sporty Spice.
  • I'm getting my birth control refilled tomorrow.
  • What kind of girl do you think I am?
  • I have a seriously upset stomach, must have been the crab meat.
  • I could use a waxing, seriously.
  • I have standards. You need to at least buy me dinner. Twice.
  • I'm allergic to latex.

Things you should say:

  • Listen, we are not having sex tonight.
  • I have a [insert number] date rule.
  • My philosophy is: Good things come to those who wait.
  • I'm on a Puritan cleanse. I'm delaying present pleasures for future pay-offs. Spiritual Sex: 10 Erotic Commandments
  • I need your help on an editorial project that I am working on, it's about lines you can give a guy that would a) indicate future interest but b) delay the sex act for at least that night...
  • We should probably get tested before we do anything.
  • I'll meet you halfway—phone sex?
  • Good old honesty: I really like you and I'm attracted to you, but I'd like to wait a little before we sleep together.  Not forever, not a really long time, just a little longer, OK? If he gives you a major problem about that, then he's probably a jerk anyway.

What's your line? And how long do you think you should wait until having sex?