When much of society thinks about sexuality, tales of promiscuity come to mind. It’s often forgotten that there are those among us who simply don’t partake in the act of sex. Over the past six months, I interviewed and photographed a group of decidedly diverse New Yorkers who have foregone sex for various lengths of time and for a variety of reasons. Here are five of their stories.

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Brad Horrigan is a photojournalist and multimedia storyteller based in Queens.