What is Celibacy? Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances. While attending a Marriage Weekend, My wife and I, listened to the instructor declare, 'It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.." He then addressed the men, 'Can you name and describe your wife's favorite flower?' I leaned over, touched my wife gently, and whispered, 'Gold Medal-All-Purpose, isn't it?' And thus began my life of celibacy..