Chapter 19 - A saying of St. Basil, about his virginity.
A saying of St. Basil, Bishop of Caesrea, is recorded: 'I have never known a woman, yet I am not a virgin.' By this he means that purity of the flesh does not lie merely in abstinence from women, but in singleness of heart, which is the perpetual guardian of unsullied holiness of the body, either through fear of God, or love of chastity. - Cassian, The Monastic InstitutesYou see, it is all about sanctification... doing God's will. It's very simple.
This is the will of God and your sanctification. - I Thess. 4:3