5 Surprising Health Benefits of Semen Retention!

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There is quite a lot of controversy these days regarding the benefits of frequent ejaculation vs.semen retention.

A recent study suggests that frequent ejaculation may prevent men from developing prostate cancer, though there does seem to be some question regarding the validity of the results, as men in their forties and fifties were asked to recall ejaculation frequency during their twenties.

Some researchers doubt the accuracy of the mens’ reports, given the significant length of time that had passed between their actual sexual activity, and the questionnaire.

The study also fails to take into account major contributing health factors such as diet, exercises, weight, alcohol & drug habits. Keep in mind as well that this is the same western medical society that until very recently did not acknowledge the existence of the female g-spot.

(Having myself supported many women in the successful reawakening of their g-spot, I tend to take sexual “studies” by western medicine with a grain of salt.)

Sadly, there are very few articles written about the concrete, tangible, mental, emotional, and physiological benefits of semen retention on a man’s health. I know many men who practice the art of semen retention and rave about the benefits, and one student went so far as to write a personal testimonial about the benefits he experienced practicing semen retention.

Due to my profession, I regularly witness the radically positive and life transformative effects that semen retention has on men and their partners.

Below are 5 concrete, tangible, mental, emotional, and physiological benefits of regular semen retention for men, that are personally & scientifically verifiable. 

*Links to the sources are provided within the content.

#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 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 in regards to 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.

This is because orgasm and ejaculation are 2 separate functions of the nervous system. As stated in “The Multi Orgasmic Man” by Mantak Chi, “Unlike orgasm, which is a peak emotional and physical experience, ejaculation is simply a reflex that occurs at the base of the spine and results in the ejection of semen.”

There is further evidence of orgasm and ejaculation for men being 2 separate functions. In the book “The Science of Orgasm”, Drs Beverly Whipple and Barry Komisaruk describe actively blocking the sympathetic nervous system response in male patients while they are masturbating, and the resulting orgasm being fully experienced, but without the emission of any seminal fluid.

And lastly, an article published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health states that- “Orgasm and ejaculation are two separate physiological processes that are sometimes difficult to distinguish. Orgasm is an intense transient peak sensation of intense pleasure creating an altered state of consciousness associated with reported physical changes. Antegrade ejaculation is a complex physiological process that is composed of two phases (emission and expulsion), and is influenced by intricate neurological and hormonal pathways.”

#3) Increased Sex DriveA fairly recent study from China shows that semen retention increases testosterone levels by 45.7% after 7 days. This validates the Taoist teaching which states “It take 8 days for a man over the age of 35 eight days to recover from one ejaculation.”

Building testosterone levels in men is desirable, because this hormone in particular 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 and overwhelming enhancement in his love and affection for his woman. He will also gain the capacity to act upon that loving urge over and over again.’ 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 considered to be 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 relationship 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 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.”

This same article states “There is a remarkable similarity of chemical composition between the semen and the central nervous system, both being especially rich in lecithin, cholesterin and phosphorus compounds, which would indicate that seminal emissions withdraw from the body substances necessary for the nutrition of nervous tissues.”

Ancient Taoists have proclaimed the benefits of semen retention for male health & longevity for centuries. Taoist Sexual Master Mantak Chia has stated that when men retain their semen during sexual activity, their brain energy increases 2x’s!

All of this being said, it is important for men to ejaculate sometimes. Obviously if you are attempting to conceive a child, there will be some periods when it is necessary to ejaculate with a degree of frequency. But even at those times, it is recommended by experts to refrain from frequent ejaculation between lovemaking sessions.

Traditional Taoist texts recommend an ejaculation frequency of once every 6 weeks or longer for men over the age of 35. General rule of thumb is- the older a man gets, the less frequently he should ejaculate.

So how long does it take to separate orgasm from ejaculation? In Tantra it is understood that when starting out, it usually takes a good 6 weeks for the body to begin to regenerate after a lifetime of chronic, unregulated ejaculation, and for male power to really begin to build. This rebuilding of “Chi” is the fuel that helps you attain multiple, non ejaculatory orgasms for men.

I invite you to watch this video for more info regarding the benefits of semen retention for men.

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  6. Nice article. There is a website reuniting.info that is devoted the practice of Karezza, which is sex without orgasm. It is very interesting and helpful for anyone wanting a more fulfilling sex life.

    • Hello Don, Thanks for your comment. I am familiar with Kareeza, and have used that as well. According to our lineage based Tantric instructions, every orgasm is a taste of enlightenment, so avoiding orgasm is not a goal for us in any way shape or form. Learning to rest within the bliss of orgasm for extended periods of time IS. I find karezza like methods useful at different periods during sexual play. Please keep in mind that an Authentic Tantric lovemaking session lasts for anywhere from 1.5 -3 jours or more, so there are a variety of different energetic plateaus that are reached during that period of time. Slow, sensual, hot, crazy, buck wild, and back to slow. It’s all included. Tantra is a path of embracing our humanity in it’s entirety. Nothing is rejected. All is embraced and transformed. Cheers!

    • You do know that this is mostly bullshit, right? The old myth about not having sex before an athletic event had not been believed in decades. And as you well know the reason men are so much more prone to heart attacks is Testosterone. No, and increase in Testosterone is NOT good for you. Messing around with your body chemistry really never is. And yes, it is completely true that frequent ejaculation prevents prostate Cancer, and generally keeps the prostate from being enlarged. Its not news. No matter how many idiots rave about something, it doesn’t make it good. If semen retention were such a benefit, then ask yourself why the most athletic men out there, like NBA players have tons, and tons of sex. And who WANTS multiple orgasms. Moast women would just think you are a weirdo. Heck, the best kind of sex klasts fifteen minutes or maybe twenty. You want someone to go down on you, get you “ready, so the frictionof the penis is where you need it, then you want to get pounded hard, and have the both of you go to sleep, exhausted and happy. As a woman, thats exactly what I like. None of this blah, blah…four hours of weirdness…

      • “Messing around with your body chemistry really never is.”- So you don’t drink coffee or alcohol ever then? How about take medication? Eat food? Everything we do messes around with our body chemistry. Some beneficial, some not. Also- How many athletes do you know personally? I know several who can actively attest to the fact that they do NOT ejaculate before a game, because they have tried both sides of the equation, and found that retaining for at least a week before the game improved their performance.And as for this- “And who WANTS multiple orgasms. Moast women would just think you are a weirdo.” Speak for yourself. A woman who isn’t interested in having a multi-orgasmic man, is not worth being fucked by a multi-orgasmic man. That just makes him available for a woman who isn’t lazy in bed.

      • True with the exception of the relationship between testosterone and heart disease. Research actually shows men with LOW endogenous testosterone are more prone to cardiac events.
        Seen retention, however, is 100% bullshit. Lol

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  8. Great article bro..:

    I want to ask…does semen retention mean that we dont masturbate or does it mean we can ejaculate say twice a week bt retain semen thu tantric exercises n other methods..

    Also iam 21 yr old guy..i hav seen benefits from abstaining from masturbation for 7-17 days..bt more than that. . Even my firends whu did it said it was downhill…

    n how die the man gain 30 lbs muscle from orgasm n nt ejacualtion..didnt get that..how can u have orgasm without ejacualting even a small bit? ?

    • According to Taoist practices, ejaculation frequency depends upon age and health. It’s said it takes a man under the age of 35 3 days to recover from one ejac, and over 35, 7 days to recover. The 7 days is validated by the study in China I mention in the article. The problem is not masturbation, or even orgasm, The problem is frequent ejaculation. Orgasm and ejac. are 2 DIFFERENT things. Semen retention is about learning to separate one from the other. Hope that helps!

      • Nice article! How is ejaculation and orgasm different? When I am about to orgasm, I can no longer control my ejaculation. It just happens! Any advice?

      • You know when you take a pee and you can make it stop? you can do the same when you cum but its a harder.. you need to strengthen those muscles and learn where your point of no return is. Once you do it just one time you can do it again and again and it gets easier.

  9. I have retained eyaculating for more than 8 months, and now i am aiming for more than a year. I know it sounds crazy, but i can actually feel how it gets better the more you do retain ejaculation. I dont believe on the negatives they say, because there are no real arguments. Physically and mentally every month i can really see the diference, and it keeps getting better and better. No bs, i weight lift a lot, in fact way too much. 3 hours a day, really heavy and really intense, every day. I have been doing it for 8 years now, non stop. I started injaculating about 5 years now, and before , in the first 3 years, i used to get injured all the time, i was abou 18-21. Now, i am 27, i hot injured about a month ago, pectoral tear, and now i am ok. It took me one month to recover. I havent ejaculate for almost a year. I had for 3 years been taking a pill, for high blood preasure, because i was stupid enough to lift really heavy weights without cardio, and bad eating habbits. I am not lying, it is almost 8 months i stop with the pill, obviously i take care of my health, and i am running, but now i am lifting way more. I know i changed a lot of things in this 8 year process to become who i am, i read, studied and tried a lo of shit, thanl god never did drugs or roids. I know i have to credit all that to my good health, but i have to say i give most of my credit to injaculating. Because the drive, the energy, the non depressing state, the strength, the concentration, the wolverin like regeneration from injuries, all that came from this practice.
    This is just one question:
    There is no way i will believe this 6 weeks stuff, i have been doing it for soo long, and examined and tested how it was after X period of times, 1-6 weeks 1-6months, i have done it all, and frankly, now that i am going for the year, or probably i am past that, i just stopped counting, but every week that goes bye, it just keeps getting better and better. I havent been sick for a long long time, even before, but now i am even near sick people and i don get shit. My question is, is there any studies on someone who has retained as long, or just some bull shit illuminati antihealth info, with no background. This is something that should get studied more.

    • Hello Jaun and thank-you for sharing.

      In answer to your question- as far as I know there have been no concrete recent studies on the health benefits of extended non-ejaculation, other than the links I included in this article. I personally believe this is partly because most men are just plain attached to ejaculatory orgasms, and don’t have the discipline to go for extended periods without. As you are finding, the results of non-ejaculation speak for themselves, and Taoist masters would agree with you that there is rarely ever a reason to ejaculate, outside of impregnating a woman. Jacques recommends 6 weeks for beginners.For more advanced students he encourages them to “listen to their body” which it sounds like you are doing wonderfully well.

      The science that says that ejaculating is good for men is faulty on many levels, and as I said, is largely due to the attachement that mainstream society has to male ejaculation.

      Kudos to you for your diligence and discipline!

    • Wow, that’s a long time! As Devi said — Kudos!

      I just have a question though. You mentioned that you do “injaculating”. I have heard many times how bad that is, because it “blocks the tubes”, and also how it cancels out the benefits of seminal retention because the semen only ends up in the bladder to be excreted later.

      So I’m a little confused. What is your opinion/experience on this? Is that just yet another false Western “belief”, or would you agree, and say outright abstinence from ejaculating (i.e. not even masturbating to injaculation) is actually best?

      Any reply from anyone would be appreciated!

      Is injaculation safe/beneficial, or not? If not, what should be done?


      • Hello Will-

        Just to be clear- there is a difference between non-ejaculatory orgasms and injaculation the way it is described in western sexology.
        With non-ejaculatory orgasms the semen does NOT just go back up into the bladder, it is actually held in the seminal tubes and testes, and reabsorbed back into the blood stream to nourish the brain and vital organs. The semen usually goes back up into the bladder if the man has done his semen retention “hold” a little too late in the game. This will happen sometimes, though as a man gains proficiency, it will happen less and less.

        As far as cleaning put the tubes- Ejaculatory orgasms are one of the 6 types of orgasm that men can experience, so it is not contraindicated entirely. Even the Taoist masters will ejaculate on occasion. What I think is important is 1) retraining your body to seperate orgasm from ejaculation, 2) rebuilding your sexual and physical “chi” and 3) learning to really attune and listen to your body in regards to ejaculation frequency. That will change as you age, etc.

        Thanks for you comments!

  10. interesting…
    i feel the benefits of ejaculating as much as desired, outweigh the benefits of retaining…
    better sleep, less stress/tension, better mood, more energy, stronger libido, relaxation, etc.
    from what i hear, only sexually-inactive, odd-balls claim they feel better by retaining…

    • Have you ever retained for long periods of time, and had frequent non-ejaculatory orgasms? If you haven’t actually had the experience I am describing, you don’t actually have any room to comment. The men I know who retain their semen have sex for hours at a time (if they so choose) and report better health, boosted immune system, increased libido, no refractory period after orgasm, (so they are MULTI-orgasmic,) better focus, mental clarity, more internal energy. etc. etc. There are actual scientific studies that showed when men were sexually stimulated and retained their semen, testosterone levels were boosted (sex drive), their immune systems were boosted, and they were generally happier and more energetic.

      It’s obvious by your comment that you have never a) Had a non-ejaculatory orgasm, and b) have never actually retained your semen, while orgasming, for any period of time which would qualify you to have an opinion, much less comment.

      I recommend you actually practice the technique for 6 weeks, learn to orgasm by CHOICE and control your ejaculation, experience non-ejaculatory orgasms on a regular basis- and then your opinion will have some validity.

    • One has to wonder why you’re reading this article then!

      I’m 25, tall, dark and handsome. I’m pretty sure (through experience) I could sleep with anyone I want to. I’m fairly good at it too! Yet I prefer to be celibate and abstinent from sex and ejaculating because for me it makes every day wonderful. Every opportunity is met with the enthusiasm of a child and sense of courage and strength. Life is vibrant!

      If you’ve tried the benefits of not ejaculating for long periods of time and feel you didn’t receive anything for your efforts, fair play to you. I agree with the majority on this one though. Without a doubt in my mind.

  11. Devi, would you please post where to find the actual “journal” research on the increased testosterone due to non-ejaculation…I see you and others referring to the study yet I cannot find its actual location…
    Thank you!

  12. hi, I have been practicing semin retention for over a year now and I have not found to much information on the subject.. I have gone as long as 4 month without ejaculating period. I find that its very difficult to engage in sex without ejaculating. I have done it but I have not Been able to orgasm without emitting seminal fluids and I was wondering if there are any good books on tantra sex that can explain solo tantric sex or if that is a good or bad practice?. I have noticed a very high level of energy after a month of no emissions. is masturbation healthy at all or is a partner required to get the best results for semen retention?

  13. Hi Devi. your articles are fantastic!!!. I introduced myself to tantra some months back.
    And after lots of deer exercises, I am able to experience orgasm without ejaculation.
    just when the orgasm starts(the tingling sensation), I squeeze my PC muscles tighlty, so that the orgasm goes on but without ejaculation. Along with the orgasm, i feel strong sensation sometimes in the genitals and sometimes in the middle of forehead(agya chakra). Devi. hope I am on the right path and this method is correct. But theres one confusion. is the semen getting absorbed by the body , or is it going in the bladder and coming out by urination.because if later is happening, there is no point in avoiding ejaculation. How to be sure about this?

    • Hello Sunny,

      Pc muscle squeezes are one form of semen retention. There are others as well. In regards to the semen being reabsorbed into your body, from everything that I understand, Yes, the semen gets reabsorbed back into the body. Depending upon WHEN you use your semen retention method, a little bit may be urinated out, but not because it goes back into the bladder, but because it is already in the urethra. You know how you can’t ejaculate and urinate at the same time? That’s because there is a mechanism that closes off the bladder when a man is sexually aroused. Make sense? From the sounds of it, you are using your method correctly, and should be gaining the full nutritional and energetic benefits. How do you feel?

      • Hi Devi. Yes I too hope that I am performing correctly. As of energy level. till now I am not feeling much difference than before. Yes before moving to tantra, I used to masturbate a lot with ejaculation and I use to feel weak after that for 2-3 days. That feeling is not there with semen retention now. Hope my earlier habit of masturbation will not cause any harm in future? I am 29 virgin and unmarried:). yes and I feel that I am experiencing full body orgasm as the sensation always goes to brain , and is not concentrated on genitals. Can I try having tantric sex with a partner, although I dont have any as of now.

  14. I’m 45 and I practiced semen retention for 13 months (without orgasm). It was my first experience over such a long timeframe (till then I’d done 3-month cycles). I cannot laud it highly enough in terms of the overall boost to perception, well-being and magical sense of being at one with the world. From 10 months on I was hitting almost drug-like highs. At 16 months I injaculated as the desire for orgasm became too great, especially after 13 months, and I did incur a few seminal losses from then on. Now I’m trying to establish whether there’s an optimum retention time, or whether it just requires further cultivation to go on and on indefinitely unless there’s an imperative to father a child. Key discovery: inner practice needs to go hand in hand with an outer practice of becoming ever more attuned to the world around and to the social opportunities that open up. I regret losing it after 16 months, although it was grounding in a way. I also desynched or found I wasn’t sufficiently synched socially at 10 months, even while retaining, and I definitely would have preferred just to go on and on indefinitely with occasional injaculations. That said, I’m not sure injaculating can be used effectively more than several times a year on physiological or energetic grounds. Any views or comments as to optimum retention times? I read somewhere that 1 one year 11 days represents some kind of complete cycle. Also I found 10 months to be a significant marker, but this might just be my own personal experience and I’m curious to know whether there are any objective standards or thresholds. Further factors to take into account are times of year. My stretch went from May 2012 to June/October 2013. Now I’m on a fresh cycle. Any comments??

  15. For those interested more deeply in this matter I strongly recommend the book “taoist secrets of love” written in 1984 more or less by mantak chia who was able to master the semen retention over several decades, I think it is the only serious material on this topic available with some exercises to do not only alone in order to retain the semen but also exercises that one could do with a woman in order to control the ejaculation and interchange sexual energies between the two. BTW is interesting that a woman writes an article about semen retention, anyway I am glad to find articles like this and find men interested to gain power through this method. Regards!

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  17. Hi there Devi, I’ve been trying semen retention 4 months now. Abstaining from self pleasuring and sex through this entire period. I’m nearly 40 now, and although I’ve been doing this I keep having nocturnal emissions every couple of weeks if not more frequently. How do I stop this?

    Thank you.

    • Hello Kamal! Thanks so much for asking, Okay #1. There is absolutely NO need for you to abstain from sex and self-pleasure!! That is the problem right there. The issue is that you need to learn the correct “methods” for separating orgasm from ejaculation. Then, you have as much pleasure and intimacy as you want, simply refrain from ejaculating. There is a process that your body goes through when you have sexual pleasure, and use the non-ejaculatory orgasm techniques. First your orgasms may be very minimal. Then they grow to be all consuming and even BETTER than your ejaculatory orgasms. You are experiencing nocturnal emission because your body NEEDS and outlet for sexual tension. You will have MUCH better results if you do engage in sexual pleasure, and learn to orgasm without ejaculating. We have this for you in detail at the following link- http://authentictantra.com/semen-retention/
      I also invite you to read a real life testimonial from one of my current students about his experience with semen retention and non-ejaculatory orgasms.- http://authentictantra.com/semen-retention/magical-power-semen-retention/

      • Hi Devi, thank you for this info. I checked out authentic Tantra, I see you can get a video. As I want this to be discrete is anything sent out to me or is it all online.
        I was just wondering if there’s a discount code for this Video also. Many thanks

      • Hello Kamal, The video is all online. Nothing comes in the mail. You will get an email with your user info, once you purchase the video. All of the videos are currently on sale, so there is no further discount available.Thanks so much!

      • Hi Devi,
        I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this comment section and the articles! I’m a 23 year old male, turning 24 in a few weeks and I’m starting the practice of semen retention by edging. I have a fleshlight that I use.
        After about 5 tries or so, I started getting good at it! When I feel like I’m about to ejaculate, I’ll stop for a few moments and feel a terrific tingling sensation, sometimes cooling sensation all over. It’s like goosebumps! I’ve lost track of time and have edged for 3 hours straight!
        I first got interested in the benefits of semen retention for one reason: thinning hair. In my younger days (sounds silly saying that), I was ejaculating too often and after some time, I noticed my hair thinning and my mental sharpness slipping. Have you come across anything in your expertise suggesting possible benefits for reversing thinning hair via saving the nutrients that would be lost? I’ve always taken good care of my hair. When I was in my teens, sometimes I would feel changes in my scalp after ejaculating but I thought it just meant I had an amazing load. I wasn’t able to connect the dots. Now, I’m able to separate the two separate phenomena.
        Thanks for reading this & I look forward to your reply!

      • Hi there,
        YES! I have heard of a relationship between thinning hair and excessive ejaculation. I believe it has something to do with the testosterone lost, as well as zinc and other vital nutrients. Yes, I have heard that retaining semen can help with that as well.Thanks for asking and so very glad you have read and enjoyed!

  18. Hello sir…
    Sir I wana retain my semen to get its benefits … I don’t masturbate now.. since 4-5 months… but I faces nocturnal emission once in a month… what to do? How can I prevent these things… Are nocturnal emission similar to masturbation? If I faces wet dreams then I m not going to get the benefits of semen retention?

    • Hi there dr. guru,
      Yes, so the idea is to still have sexual pleasure, but learn the process of separating orgasm from ejaculation. Orgasm and pleaure help move and circulate all of that yummy sexual energy through your body, and help you to actually utilize and process the build up of semen. If you are just abstaining, chances are you are building up a frustrated sexual charge, which the body WILL release, one way or the other. Kind of like a pressure valve. If you learn the Tantric methods of separating orgasm from ejaculation, you can then cultivate a positive sexual charge, and use the pleasure and orgasm to circulate the build up of energy throughout your entire nervous system. Hope that helps! I commend you for your efforts thus far and celebrate your desire to master your sexual power! Best wishes to you 🙂

  19. Devi,
    Thanks again so much for answering my last questions! I have a couple follow up questions.
    1- you mentioned the difference between “injaculating” and “non ejaculatory orgasms” to one commentor, but if I understood your reply correctly, you spoke on the non ejaculatory orgasms only and did not go into any details on injaculating. OR, are those two terms the same thing? Forgive me for asking such a newb question.
    2- as a follow up to my first question, you do believe it is fine to pleasure yourself, while refraining from ejaculating, to receive the 5 benefits? In other words, it would be more beneficial to pleasure yourself and not ejaculate instead of not pleasuring yourself at all? I read on a forum site about this topic that just by pleasuring yourself, even if you don’t ejaculate, that you are releasing some of the energy that you’re trying to conserve. On the other hand (no pun intended), from what I’ve understood from your replies, pleasuring yourself and practicing the tantric methods etc will curb wet dreams.
    Again, thanks for all of your wisdom on this topic. It’s really turned my world upside down! I used to think that I was a never ending sperm bank, capable of recovering in a day or so from ejaculating. I used to measure my own vitality in how many times I could ejaculate, how much I could ejaculate at once, thickness of ejaculate and even how far it could shoot. Boy was I wrong! Wasting all of my essence that way.
    I’ve been able to see some positive changes already and I look forward to more self improvement and self discovery

    • Hi Chris,
      Injaculating- this term is used in 2 ways from what I understand. 1- is just as a non-ejaculatory orgasm, the other is when the semen goes back into the bladder and unrinated out, as opposed to being reabsorbed into the bloodstream. Given that the valve to the bladder is CLOSED during orgasm, there should be no danger of this for most men, unless they are taking “flowmax”, which keeps that valve open. In that case, we recommend an alternative semen retention method.

      In regards to your second question- YES, please DO self pleasure! There is absolutely no benefit in abstinence in my opinion. Sexual pleasure is HEALTHY for body, mind, and spirit. Just DON’T ejaculate. By regularly self pleasuring, you are BUILDING a charge, enriching your health, and cultivating your sexual energy. If you abstain, you stagnate. Stagnate sexual energy leads to illness. In Taoist sexual practices, the #1 cause of ED is excessive ejac. The #1 cure- LOTS of sexual stimulation, NO ejac. The idea that sexual pleasure disperses energy is completely ERRONEOUS. Sexual pleasure is one of the most nourishing things you can do for your body, mind, and spirit. Just retain your semen essence, and ejac once every 6 weeks or so. Preferably with a partner.

      • Hi Devi, I’ve another question regarding this. There was talk about ejaculating and prostate health. I’d we practice semen retention, and when we do wish to ejaculate what are your views on Prostate massage. Is this discussed in Tibetan Tantra?

        Thank you

      • Hello Kamal,
        Sorry for the delay on this. Prostate massage is AWESOME and highly recommended. We do not cover that topic specifically in our online program, but we do speak about it in our workshops and indviudual coaching sessions for those who are interested.

      • hello mam, GM,can semen retention help in fighting depression,anxiety..what are methods to controlled over s.desires?I too want to adopt habit of s,retention,but fails after 15days.kindly give some tips to go long time for s.return. Thanks. Mahesh

  20. What’s the difference between holding the tip so semen doesn’t come out and any other semen retention method? If that is equal to others, then what would be the difference if you were to drink your own semen afterwards….the whole point of retention is for your testes and Prostate to not have to recreate the fluids, correct?

    • Thanks for your question. I have not yet encountered a man who can retain his semen by simply squeezing the tip. For most men, the force of ejaculation is so great, it would blow right through a tip “squeeze”. The “loss” during ejac. is not just physical, but energetic as well. The other semen retention methods we encourage “catch” the ejaculate (as well as the CHI) before it hits the urethra. The whole point of semen retention is to keep the vital essences IN the body. This can happen in a few different ways, but drinking it afterwards is not one of them…

  21. Hello Devi,

    how long does it take for a man to heal from a lifetime of chronic ejaculation? Also, I have heard that when men stop doing so, they get new attention from the ladies. Is there a link between attracting and repelling based on how much “essence” one stores up?

  22. Extremely true the whole article men can control there own orgasms. Guys are actually more lucky because I could always control my girl friends. If you want to learn how honestly while in the middle of sex zone out keep going just zone out it will help you control your orgasm the chick will go ballistic honestly just think of going to work or sports just not how great your partner feels.8 orgasms daily at 36 yea… no children no sperm count my guess…

  23. We should firstly become aware about Objectivity as well as Subjectivity. All Pervasive Intangibility Of Eternal Pure Consciousness is our inner Substratum. Objectivity & Godhood are two sides of the same coin.When one side of the coin [say] , Objectivity if ever get reversed by the other side of same coin, The Subjectivity, which is the inner withdrawal of our 5 senses, Godhood happens ! Science is the Observation Post of Objective Compartmentalisation over .

    Now Vital Force manifestation from bacteria to man continued along [Eating,Sleeping,,Mating, birth / death cycle], undeterred upto man.Liberation from this manifestation cycle is possible only for man.By destroying these components of the rebirth cycle alone, Man could ever get liberated ! Here, instead of beating around the bush with logically intelligent blindfolding counter arguments, the sincerest self efforts from our own EGO,[formed at Eden, time immemorially ] towards happening of 100 % CELIBACY along one’s own tailor made path suiting own traits & natures, accrued earlier, is the only way out ! Leave religions. But Jesus is the best soul ever ! In this context, The Mystical Kundalini Awakening should now become transparently clear ! But these are Subjective Experiential Wisdom not to be proved with scientific proof ! But today ‘s proof or news paper has to become tomorrows waste will get recycled by Eternal Truth [ I ] am . Objectivity only knows to argue or crucify Jesus [ Light ] , which is THE WAY OF SATAN [ darkness ]. This is too Subtle a truth to be viewed from any objective electronic microscope ! Objective approach won’t help us, in proceeding any further, beyond this stage of [No – Ego – Zone] of Non Dual Truth,I am Pure Consciousness.

  24. I was going to read the article until I saw your “fish lips” selfie at the top of the page that threw out any credibility you may have had on an article about science.

  25. Hi Devi, im enjoying this topic very much, but you keep mentioning non ejaculating orgasm but never mention the technique! Please tell us how its done..

  26. Hi Devi,
    Thank you for the article and all of the great information. I have been practicing semen retention with self pleasuring techniques for almost 4 months and I have some questions that I hope you can help me with.
    First is that at times I will leak a good amount of precum which is something that i feel is beyond my control, but my question is to you lose any amount of life force or chi energy as a result of that as opposed to ejaculation? Also is this a practice that you can carry on indefinitely or will I need to ejaculate at some point?

    • Dave! What great questions. Thank you so much for asking. Precum- is AWESOME. Precum is actually ‘cowpers gland fluid’ and has absolutely NO relation to semen, whatsoever. Isn’t that cool? Contrary to popular belief, women can’t actually get pregnant from precum, UNLESS the man has ejaculated recently,and there is some sperm in his urethra.So-no life force lost from precum. It is the equivalent of vaginal lubrication and every man is different in how much his body produces. It’s the male version of “getting wet”

      In regards to when and if you should ejaculate- It depends upon your age, your health, even the season sometimes. General rule of thumb from Jacques Drouin is once every 6 weeks. I usually recommend longer- again depending on the man, his age, and level of depletion. So short answer- YES- you still can ejaculate SOMETIMES, and when and how often depend upon the individual but I would say no LESS than once every 6 weeks 🙂

      Let me know if that helps!

      • Devi,
        Thank you so much for the quick reply! I am really glad to here that I am not depleting my energy as a result of leaking precum.
        To clarify my second question a little better, I am 46 and I really have no desire to ejaculate any time soon as I had learned to move the energy to my heart and crown chakra and I don’t want to go back to how I was feeling before as a result of constantly spilling my seed. That being said, is it safe to practice retaining over periods of months are maybe even years without experiencing ill effects on your health, prostate or what not?

      • Hello Dave, The longer you go between ejacs, the better for you. If you are concerned about your prostate, do prostate massage once a month. Frequent ejaculations are depleting to the prostate, not nourishing. Can you go months between? YES. The ancient Taoists masters would ejac. once every 6 months, if that. Years between? Not sure…I can ask Jacques about that. But please keep in mind- once you are FULLY replenished, you will NOT feel depleted with ONE ejac every 3-6 months. In fact, what happens is that you begin to build so much excess semen, that when you do ejac, you only release about 30% of your total semen volume, retaining and maintaining the other 70%. If you have a 2nd ejac that day or within the next 7 days or so, you may then drop back down to 0. Just FYI 🙂

      • Hi Devi,

        Last reply was just what I needed to know. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. 🙂


  27. Hello Devi. Great write and useful info and responds to comments. I have one question: Is press during orgasm on the perineum ( skin beetween balls and buuthole) safe for man to prevent ejacujation? Is semen lose its ,,power” during this practice? or all semen back to bladder or something? Do you reccomend this at first stage of learning multiple orgasm without ejacujation?

    • Hello Paul! I was unable to answer your question on air last night, due to some time restraints, so I will answer it here for you 🙂
      Yes- the million dollar point IS safe. NO you will NOT loose any of your ‘semen power”. That is totally ridiculous. The million dollar point is ANCIENT technique used by the Taoist for over 5,000 years. They were absolute masters in regards to sex, health, and power- so if it is sanctioned by them, I trust it 100%. Now- keep in mind that this technique is mostly used to BEGIN the process of separating orgasm from ejaculation. You need to use it kinda like training wheels on your bike for about 5-7 weeks.If you are practicing regularly, you should see a shift between week 5-7, in which your body starts developing a ‘new” kind of orgasm. It may be subtle at first, but it will gain in intensity and pleasure. This is when you will begin moving in to multiple orgasms. After that you WILL still use the block in case if emergency, but you will NEED it less and less, and will be having these full body “energy’ orgasms more regularly, until those become your “normal” orgasm. Please let me know if that helps, and in the future- I would LOVE, love, love for you to send me questions at the link below, and I will 100% answer them on the show, and then send you the replay link 🙂 That goes for everyone reading this! Here’s the show question link-http://www.medicinesex.com/send-questions/

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  29. Hi Devi,

    Excellent post and very useful advice and links, but I couldn’t find an answer to my problem which is the sensation of heaviness in the legs and pain that I get in the testicles (something like “blue balls”) and prostate area very time I try to avoid ejaculation after having sex for a few hours and bringing myself to the edge of orgasm many times. The pain gets unbearable if I wait longer and I can only get relief if I ejaculate, but obviously its not something I would want to do. Is there any solution to this? Thank you so much for any suggestions!


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  31. Hi Devi. I have been trying this for years due to choosing to be alone. My problem is strangers can take one look at me and call me out on it. They make me feel like Im the last person in the world and Im holding out on them. I avoid females and I am ashamed because of it. I am 40 years old and have walked around like this for a few years now. When I started using marijuana 2 years ago I noticed I had pain in the whole area effecting my glands and organs. When I decided to stop I still had pain and fluid discharge when id use the bathroom. I was checked at the DR and he couldn’t find anything besides a slightly swollen prostate gland. Lately Ive been ejaculating to #1Get people off my back.
    #2 Ease the nagging discomfort
    #3 I started back on the marijuana occasionally and when I use the discomfort becomes unbearable.
    My issue is I hate to masturbate. I feel like Im going against myself and it makes me sick to do it. I can lay off the weed but if the other 2 issues don’t get resolved its not worth it. To get help on these matters is almost too good to be true so thank you for at least reading this and having this website.

  32. Very interesting knowledge! I have a question, since you clearly have loads of wisdom. Which is best to do?

    a) Masturbate but stop before ejaculating
    b) Achieve ejaculation, but hold the PC muscle tight so it stays in
    c) Use nipple stimulation, and have an energy orgasm instead

    Also, if I don’t ejaculate for a while, I get too wound up to sleep. How can I relax?

  33. Hi Dev!! Thanks for taking your time in educating people. Here is my deal, a new year is about to start and I’m planning to try again practicing semen retention. I’ve tried twice in the last 5 years. The first time, after two months of not ejaculating, I couldn’t take it anymore and I fell. I started again ejaculating more than before. I’m addicted to it. The second time I did like 3 months but I got scared cause I started feeling some kind of pain in my lower abdomen. I thought it was because what I was doing, I stopped and the pain went away. So I said to myself , you got to stop doing this and I stopped. Now, you and your readers maybe asking… why this guy still on this?? I’m here writing you after all right? Well, the reason is because in those 2 and 3 months that I didn’t waste my precious fluid I experimented positive things. I suffer from depression and social anxiety ( with women is more intense) and I noticed that after just 2 weeks of not ejaculating I was more outgoing and more bold about approaching women and people in general. My depression was still there but I felt I had the energy and the will to wake my butt out of the bed to go out there and do things that I normally procrastinate forever. I want to have that confidence and energy permanently and that is why I’m here. So here are my questions?
    1) What do you think about those benefits I experimented? Placebo? real? have you heard something like that before?
    2) The pain, this is my main concern. I’m sure it was because the retention. I was trying to strengthen my muscles down there. I started masturbating and having sex with my girlfriend and when I was ready to cum I stopped it. Kept on doing this till I started feeling some kind of pressure building up and that was when I started feeling the pain. It was painful and scary. Why do you think this happened? What did I do wrong???

    Thanx a lot!! Hugs!!

  34. Thank you very much Devi! I’ll be listening. New year started and I have already 8 days practicing retention. It’s very rough for me right now as you can imagine, but this time I wont give up. Can’t wait for your info, I definitely need it to be successful.

    Thanx again!! Big hugs from Central America!!!

  35. I listened to the show Dev!! thanks so much for the info. I have already a month, it’s still difficult but I feel good. I wish you luck in everything you do in life.

    Take care!!


  36. On the long road of sexual abstinence I found that orgasm has become foreign to my body. To a great degree it matches what the Taoists teach about the frequency of sexual release. Now if I wake up with a very firm almost painful erection and try to masturbate I find that after as few as ten strokes I can be sexually satisfied without ejaculation or orgasm. In the past I have had orgasms without a release of semen. In fact if I try to orgasm now it becomes uncomfortable. It feels like work. I can feel how much stress it puts on the body and testicles and prostate as the body is forced to wake up to get ready to expel the semen long before ejaculation is near. So that feeling often stops me from masturbating.

    If i have failed and have given into masturbation and to an ejaculation and try to masturbate again much sooner than about six weeks apart I can almost hear my body speaking to me. Saying “hey we just did this, we don’t need to do this again for weeks or months. The long interval matches what the Taoists teach us and what Ms. Devi Ward teaches.

    What I really like is the thought that women can think that all men are masturbaters. They may look at me and think I do it constantly. But I have the peace of knowing that I do it very little.

  37. I have been obese my entire adult life. My weight has contributed or caused impotence and a numbing of my penis. My penis is also much thinner and less long than when I was younger. Will semen retention help me? I am a masturbation addict and I wonder of that might also be a contributing factor to my problems?

    • Hello Ron, I am just seeing your comment now. It sounds like you have several things going on for you and semen retention will certainly not cure all of your woes, but it sure will help! You can continue self pleasuring, just do not ejaculate regularly. If you are 35 or over, I would say about once every 6 weeks. The pleasure will being replenishing your vital essences, and by retaining you are keeping all that goodness inside your body to use for healing. Overtime you may see some changes in your physical structure. You for sure will notice changes in your vitality and mood. I wish you the best in your endeavors!

  38. Devi–I have been practicing semen retention for many months now and love it. I have a question about the full body multi-orgasm–I do feel this blissful flood of chemicals in my whole body, for several minutes. Is that it? Or is there an actual jerking orgasm-like moment of body tensing and long multi-orgasms? Thank you!!

    • Hi Bob. Thanks for asking. Male bodies can experience a variety of orgasmic sensations. What you are describing is definitely one of them. I suggest you keep focusing on the wonderful sensation you are describing and explore how deep it can go 😉 Great work!

    • I do not see why a woman cannot give a man advice. Devi has studied these techniques and I have done them and they work! I went to a tantra goddess in New York who helped me–yes, a woman. My sex life is so much better now, and I am 66!!

  39. good….!

    hi..! please i want to know why my buttock get
    bigger like that of women? though i notice it is
    because of not ejaculation after masturbation (dry orgasm). or some time if i just don’t ejaculate for 2 weeks. please what happens to me? by the way, i am male 31. thnx

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  41. hi….!

    Actually, i can ejaculate as much as i
    want everyday if i want. but due to
    some research in the internet i found
    that men can have dry orgasm. so
    whenever i reach point of no return i
    have two options to
    either ejaculate as normal, or to clench
    my pc
    muscle to have non ejaculatory orgasm.
    though it is
    more effective if i let it happen
    naturally. i.e to stop all stimulation at
    the point of no teturn or to atleast
    reduce the pressure and then i have
    orgasm naturally. becase the prstate or
    my pc muscle will clench automatically
    when i reach point of no return. and i
    believe it does not go back to the
    bladder because i do not see semen in
    my urine if i do it in a cup and observe
    it. and people are even surprise how i
    weight. and it is very nice to me.
    sometime i can do it 10 times. so what
    i just do not know is that, is this how to
    really have dry orgasm? thank you.

  42. hey.am Ben.I started the retention schedule like a month ago.BT it has led to a lot of pain in my lower back.what should I do?

    is there any natural way to practice fast healing either dietary or exercise for those who can’t manage the costly supplements like rejuven recovery?

  43. Are you willing and able to reframe your teachings to include men whom are Homosexual, men that identify with male partners? Potentially refrain from hetr-normative assumptions? And provide info & support to others?

    • Hi Eric, sometimes yes. Sometimes I am speaking directly to the dynamics between heterosexual men and heterosexual women. There is a lot about semen retention that pertains to that specific dynamic.

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