Why Shaira Diaz and EA Guzman practice sexual abstinence in their 11-year relationship


Engaged couple Shaira Diaz and EA Guzman revealed that they have firmly practiced celibacy or sexual abstinence throughout their entire 11-year relationship.

Shaira and EA have been engaged since December 25, 2021 but only made it public last Friday, February 16, 2024. 

“From ‘me’ to ‘we’, to FOREVER [ring emoji],” read Shaira’s caption on the snaps of their actual engagement day. 

The soon to be husband and wife celebrated their 11th anniversary as a couple on February 17,  a day after sharing their relationship milestone.

Speaking to Pep.ph, Shaira and EA claimed they have been abstaining from sex since they got together in 2013. 

The actor admitted he had a hard time being celibate at the onset of their relationship.

“First two years namin, umiiyak ako sa kanya, kasi ang hirap. To be honest, ang hirap Sobrang nung time na yon, hindi ko na kaya siyempre, di ba?,” shared EA. 

“Sabi ko talaga sa kanya, ‘Baba, hindi ko na kaya,’ he recalled telling Shaira. 

EA said it was Shaira’s words that made them seal their decision to commit on abstinence. 

“Pero nung may sinabi siya sa akin na, ‘Kung mahal mo talaga ako, hihintayin mo ako.’ Dun ako tinamaan. As in, yun ang lagi kong sinasabi sa sarili ko kapag nakakaramdam ako nang ganito,” EA was quoted as saying in the interview.

He added, “Kaya sabi ko nga, nung nag-announce ako sa engagement namin, ‘I respect Shaira a lot’.”

Shaira, meanwhile, said she honors her family, especially her mom and dad. 

“Yun ang promise ko talaga sa kanila na kahit iwan mo ako saan, buong-buo pa rin ako,” said Shaira. 

And sabi nila, ‘Yun ang best gift na maibibigay mo sa magiging asawa mo,” she added. 

Shaira and EA are set to tie the knot in 2026. 

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