Benefits of Semen Retention
What is Semen Retention?
Semen Retention as taught by Authentic Tantra Practitioners is the practice of separating orgasm from ejaculation.
Ancient philosophies and medical practices from Asia and India have long claimed that semen retention leads to better health and longer life.
Semen, which is the very life-force of a man, must be retained in the body to maintain a man’s health.
Ejaculation reduces the life-force available to a man, which is evident from the immediate drop in energy and generally depressed nature, which can be observed after ejaculating.
Semen is a complex mixture of calcium, phosphorus, lecithin, cholesterol, albumin, and nucleoproteins.
When it is retained, it is re-absorbed into the body where it is used to directly support the brain and central nervous system.
This improves their function, making you more focused and confident.
The sexual energy created during arousal must also be transmuted to take full advantage of semen retention.
Transmutation allows sexual energy to be used for the benefit of a man and not released in such a way as to harm him.
Techniques that have been used to transmute sexual energy include pranayama, meditation, mantra, and the Tibetan 5 Element Healing Practices.
Physical activities, such as exercise, are also useful ways to transmute sexual energy.
What are the benefits of semen retention?
There are many benefits to semen retention for physical health, mental health, and spiritual awareness.
Some of the more common ones include:
- increased energy and drive
- boosted the immune system
- Cures erectile dysfunction
- prevents premature ejaculation
- more confidence
- improved memory
- more decisive
- calmer and less prone to anger
- more connected to spiritual nature
- control over material urges
How is semen retention practiced?
The benefits of semen retention cannot be achieved by being celibate and avoiding all sexual activity.
The full benefits can only be attained by experiencing sexual arousal, without ejaculation.
Sun Simiao, a Chinese doctor, and philosopher said that a man could receive the benefits of semen retention and still experience ejaculation twice per month.
Some branches of Tibetan Buddhism use semen retention techniques as a tool in discovering deeper states of emptiness and bliss.
To aid in recovery after ejaculation, exercise and a diet high in zinc are recommended.
Why practice semen retention?
Semen retention improves your sex life.
Frequent sexual arousal, without ejaculation, builds stamina and self-control. Self-control that allows you to last as long as necessary.
Men that do not practice semen retention will usually last two to seven minutes before ejaculating, leaving the woman less than satisfied.
Sexual gratification usually takes longer for a woman to achieve, so women need a man that can last if she can.
Famous Personalities who have practiced semen retention:
Mahatma Gandhi Freedom Fighter “We have considered how to keep good health, on what it depends and how to conserve it. If all men always followed the rules of health and observed unbroken celibacy, the chapters [of this book] that follow would not be necessary because such men cannot possibly suffer any physical or mental illness.”
Steve Jobs Founder of Apple “Our birth control method up to that point was Steve’s coitus interruptus, also called the pull-out method, which for him was about his conserving his energy for work,’ she wrote. He explained that he didn’t want to climax so he could build ‘power and wealth by conserving one’s vital energies.”
Plato Greek Philosopher “Plato’s dialog stresses the intellect over the physical because of the risk of slavish dependent on physical desires. In this context, Plato recommends reduced erotic engagement to better exercise and control the mind. In other words, sexual activity is only detrimental only in so far as it distracts from intellectual endeavors. Plato praises this exemplary self-control, citing famous athlete, Iccus of Tarentum, who had “possessed in is soul such art and such courage mixed with moderation that he never touched a woman—or a boy for that matter—during the entire time of his training.” Plato suggests that by consciously choosing to control sexual desires, an individual liberates the mind to better study virtue.”
Nikola Tesla lived a life of celibacy, by choice. It is said that Tesla had women falling at his feet due to his brilliance, fame, good looks and periods of wealth. Tesla made the choice, believing sex would muddy his thinking and claiming that his chastity was very helpful to his scientific abilities. Later in his life, Tesla questioned if he sacrificed too much for his work in not taking a wife.
5 Benefits of Semen Retention according to Science
1) Sexual Stamina-
Lasting longer is a topic that is near and dear to the heart of many men. The first aspect of semen retention for men is simply learning to control involuntary ejaculation. By using Authentic Tantric semen retention methods, men can learn to manage their sexual response, and condition their bodies so that sexual stimulation can last for as long as they choose.
This contributes to the mental and emotional health of a man by giving him a sense of personal empowerment regarding his sexuality, and a deeper sense of self-confidence, knowing that he can sexually satisfy his partner.
2) The Multi-Orgasmic Man-
Men are capable of being just as multi-orgasmic as any woman, but not if they ejaculate! As we all know, men generally roll over and fall asleep after their first ejaculation, with a few rare men being able to rally for a second or third round. But with the correct application of semen retention methods, men can have full, whole -body, multiple orgasms, with each one rolling continuously into the next. (Keep in mind that orgasm & ejaculation are 2 separate functions of the nervous system.)
3) Increased Sex Drive-
A recent study from China shows that Semen Retention Increases Testosterone Levels by 45.7% after 7 days! Wow! Testosterone is intricately linked to sex drive & sexual response in men. According to Daniel Reid, Author of “The Tao of Health Sex & Longevity” – ‘Semen essence is the fuel that drives male sexuality. It is the source not only of physical capacity for sex, but also of sexual interest and emotional affection for the opposite gender.’
Thus – ‘A man who maintains consistently high levels of testosterone, sperm, semen, and other male essences by practicing ejaculatory control will experience an overwhelming enhancement in his love and affection for his woman. He will also gain the capacity to act upon that loving urge repeatedly.’ Good news for your partner!
4) Physical Vitality-
It is a well-known fact that high-performance athletes are discouraged from sexual activity the night or morning before a big game. This is due to the noticeable sensation of physical depletion that usually follows an ejaculatory orgasm. This may be due to the high concentration of vital essences found in semen.
“An ounce of semen is equal in value to sixty ounces of blood, of which it constitutes an extract of some of its most valuable of constituents.” In Tibetan medicine, it is said that “seven drops of the vital essence of food are required to produce one drop of the vital essence of blood. And it takes one cup of the vital essence of blood to produce one drop of the vital essence of semen.” By this measure, semen is literally more precious than blood!
*With this being the case, I find it interesting that men & women are only able to donate blood once every 6 weeks, yet it is considered normal and “healthy” in western medicine & sexology for a man to ejaculate as often as every day!
Some men have also remarked upon noticeable differences in relation to weight lifting and body building due to the practice of semen retention. One-man remarks “I’m trying to understand how I gained 30lb’s muscle “only” after I stopped ejaculating during sex and relished in the orgasm alone? Yes, it makes the sex last longer (hours) – – but the real benefit besides satisfying the women is enhanced physique, body, and mental agility.”
5) Mental Clarity-
Dr. Raymond W. Bernard MD recently stated in the article ‘Science Discovers the Physiological Value of Continence’; “Semen contains substances of high physiological value, especially in relation to the nutrition of the brain and nervous system.”