NO FAP- SEMEN RETENTION
Here are the previous parts:
In the last part, I wrote about masturbation and two readers requested me to write about “no fap” and “semen retention” which is also discussed in social media. However “No fap” is not a movement. It is just a website, founded by Alexander Rhodes.
NoFap® is a comprehensive community-based porn recovery website. They offer all the tools users need to connect with a supportive community of individuals determined to quit porn use and free themselves from compulsive sexual behaviors.
With their website, forums, articles, and apps, NoFap helps users overcome their sexual addictions so they can heal from porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, improve their relationships, and ultimately live their most fulfilling lives.
“Quitting porn is the most sex-positive things that people can do”
– Alexander Rhodes
Semen retention is the sexual practice of avoiding ejaculation. Some people do this by abstaining from all sexual activity, but in some traditions practicing semen retention means learning to have an orgasm without ejaculating, also known as a dry orgasm.
However semen retention doesn’t say people to stay away from sexual activity. There is a stage called sexual continence, where the men attain a state where they do not ejaculate. Upon researching this, I found that Many Aghoris underwent coitus for the whole night without ejaculating and thus proving their self-control.
Tantric sex is strongly associated with the practice of semen retention.
Many Taoist practitioners also argue the same. limit the loss of fluids as much as possible to the level of your desired practice. Nevertheless, the “retention of the semen” is one of the foundational tenets of Taoist sexual practice.
One of my friend sent me an IGTV link where Youtuber Ranveer Allahbadia created a content called as “6 successful Men Explain The power of semen retention”
Ejaculation and semen retention are two different ways to reach the spiritual path. Even by sexual intercourse, with the creation of energy, and deep involvement in sex can make individuals attain the phase called – Brahmananda. Brahmananda is the ultimate state of pleasure, which is not a mere pleasure state but it is the state of spirituality.
Semen retention is also another way. People have different reasons for trying it, from physical to emotional to spiritual. Many believe that sperm retention helps redirect sexual energies to other areas of life, or that it improves emotional health and spiritual growth. For some, it’s the ultimate journey of self-control.
Mahesh upcoming teacher is practicing No Fap from May 2020. He shared his experience with us. “ I was habituated to masturbation, which was my daily need. Somehow I realized the importance of semen retention and started practicing the same. However 2-3 times I failed, as I was aroused so much and had to self enjoy. But somehow I have mastered it and it gave me so much positive energy, which I felt while meditating. I felt the movement of fluids towards the brain. I study 9 hours a day and my life is peaceful by semen retention”
If you want to try semen retention you can test yourself. Try to survive without sexual activities, watching porn for 21 days. However I repeat, do not suppress your sexual urge. If you are aroused the most, you can enjoy yourself.
A reader raised a question, “How to control sexual urge before marriage”. In the traditional setup, many believe to safeguard their virginity till marriage. It seems like you abide by the same practice. However, you can opt for masturbation in intervals of time. When you keep yourself extremely busy it is possible to not get distracted. However, you can also try a semen retention trial.
Even if you opt for semen retention, the semen can be ejaculated in sleep via nightfall or through urine. This is the natural way of omission of semen from the body. Mahesh says, “Earlier I was experiencing nocturnal emission 2-3 times in a week. After practicing semen retention, nocturnal emission occurs once in 2 weeks”