Continence may refer to:

  • Fecal incontinence, the inability to control one's bowels
  • Incontinence (philosophy), a lack of self-control (Greek: ἀκρασία)
  • Sexual abstinence as a state of life
  • Urinary incontinence, the involuntary excretion of urine

Other articles related to "continence":

Clerical Celibacy (Catholic Church) - Historical Origins
... expected to live in complete continence, refraining permanently from sexual relations with their wives ... Catholic, decided at the end of that century to abolish the rule of continence and allow priests to marry, but recognized that it was abrogating an ancient tradition ... or practice, much less of an obligation, of priestly celibacy-continence before the beginning of the fourth century" ...
Clerical Celibacy - Clerical Continence in Christianity - Sixteenth Century
... In practice, the discipline of clerical continence meant by then that only unmarried men were ordained ... in the discussions that took place, no distinction was made between clerical continence and clerical celibacy ... The Reformers made abolition of clerical continence and celibacy a key element in their reform ...
Allucius - Versions
... The Continence of Scipio by Nicolò dell'Abbate (1555), Louvre The Continence of Scipio by Joseph-Marie Vien, Musée Granet (with another version in the royal house of ...
Fecal Incontinence - Physiologic Continence Mechanism
... To understand FI, it is helpful to study the normal continence mechanism ... It is thought to be responsible for gross continence of solid stool ... Some believe the anorectal angle is one of the most important contributors to continence ...
Swami Vivekananda On Brahmacharya
... Continence gives wonderful control over mankind.The spiritual leaders of men have been very continent and this is what gave them power." "Every boy should be trained to practice absolute ... — this is the secret of success." "To be able to realize God, one must practise absolute continence ... (A man of unbroken and complete continence.) Their chastity was absolutely unbroken ...

Famous quotes containing the word continence:

    If intercourse gives you thrombosis
    And continence causes neurosis,
    I’d rather expire
    Fulfilling desire
    Than live in a state of psychosis.

    What wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear without the knowledge of evil? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true warfaring Christian.
    John Milton (1608–1674)