(Proverbs 5:8 KJV) Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
By itself this verse struggles for meaning. If you have your Bible you can look back and see that Solomon is contrasting wisdom with an adulteress. This can be taken literally or figuratively. The advice is the same both ways.
Lets look at it literally for a moment. Most of us have had an opportunity to stray in our sexual lives. Mine have been few and far between and, because I did nothing to pursue them, they could not be proven. I don’t think sexual promiscuity is as common as the TV would like to make us think. But there have been times when I could have moved in that direction. There is an old saying though, “It takes two to tango.”
I don’t know if the “opportunities” were real because I had a moral compass that said, “Don’t go there.” It was a very low level temptation because I had made up my mind before the event that I would be chaste. That is what this verse is telling us.
So? Know God’s standards. Know what you will do or won’t do. Then when the temptation comes your response is almost automatic. Stay on the high road.