03/31/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Real Housewife Danielle Staub: I'm A Born-Again Virgin

Danielle Staub, the polarizing star of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, is turning over a new leaf: She's abstaining from all sexual activity until she's married.

"I'm abstinent now," she tells PEOPLE. "I realized that with abstinence, if you really, really believe in yourself like I do, you discover your own self-worth. Abstinence means you refrain from any sex -- thinking about it, doing it -- even to yourself! I'm a born-again virgin." In fact, Staub says it's been "over a year-and-a-half" since she's had sex.

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