I was watching a rerun of The New Adventures of Old Christine last night and was surprised to find that even Old Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) found a brief moment of celibacy useful.
The story is about Christine's serious attraction to the gorgeous Daniel Harris (a.k.a. Blair Underwood, sigh). Not wanting to blow a good thing, they decide to develop a friendship before having sex.
Christine's alternative to cold showers? The "hair chastity belt." Basically, this involves not shaving. If you don't shave, you don't want anyone to see you naked, that's for sure.
You've gotta admit, that's pretty creative.