Zenatia acinaces
Zenatia acinaces is a species
In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank. A species is often defined as a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. While in many cases this definition is adequate, more precise or differing measures are...

 of moderately large marine
Marine (ocean)
Marine is an umbrella term. As an adjective it is usually applicable to things relating to the sea or ocean, such as marine biology, marine ecology and marine geology...

 bivalve mollusc in the family Mactridae
Mactridae, also known as trough shells or duck clams, is a family of marine bivalve clams of the order Veneroida.-Characteristics:...


The great advantage of abstinence education is that it introduces teenagers to hypocrisy at an early age.

Jacob M. Appel, American playwright, Arborophila|Arborophilia (2005)

Let the fundamentalist Christians raise losers. I want my teenagers to have as much sex as they can possibly get.

Jacob M. Appel, American playwright, Arborophila|Arborophilia (2005)

If God wanted teenagers to be abstinent, puberty would begin at twenty.

Jacob Appel|Jacob M. Appel, American playwright, The Replacement (2006)

Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Self denial is not a virtue: it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

George Bernard Shaw, "Maxims for Revolutionists", Man and Superman (1903)

Usez, n'abusez point […] L'abstinence ou l'excès ne fit jamais d'heureux.

Translation: Use, do not abuse […] Neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.