I’m voluntarily celibate (non-religiously) on almost two years, and you basically took the words out of my mouth. It’s been the most important and most liberating choice I’ve ever made. My original goal was one year and then I just kept going, focusing on bettering myself and my relation to men in particular.
It was hard taking the step due to worry about other people’s opinions, but it’s been the easiest lifestyle choice to maintain, ever! It’s been and still is great, and at the moment I’m just going with it indefinitely. :D