I am having a really hard time dealing with lust and sexual temptation and not just in a physical sense. Sure, physically I crave intimacy (and I'm not married) but it's the emotional intimacy that draws me so much to desire sexual intimacy. I know that as a Christian, we are called to abstain from sexual temptation, the bible says lust is to commit adultery and to flee from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18) and my goal is wait until marriage, but it is SO HARD. I get so lonely for male companionship. I have struggled with lust and masturbation and I feel immensley guilty, yet at the same time I feel like it's so hard for me to have to wait and these days men don't marry like they used to, I could be waiting forever. I just need prayer because I want to be married and have intimacy, but I struggle so much with temptation prior to marriage. God put the desires into us, right, but he wants us to wait until marriage for good reasons. I just feel lonely and guilty. I'm tired of not having a male companion. I just need prayer and support. Sure, physically I'm still a virgin, but sometimes I lust and I feel guilty. I also want children, I wanted to be married and have babies and I've never even had a serious boyfriend. I feel sad. I pray for God to forgive me for my lust and deliver me from temptation and I am truly admitting that it is sinful to lust, I ask for forgiveness. Please pray for me and any advice would be helpful.