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Greetings fellow truth seekers.


I am new here. A little bit about myself. I am a 30 year old male. I have experienced the strengths of Semen retention in my personal life, but with that came both positive and negative effects I would like to explain. I am seeking some answers as I cannot find any.


I first started this path due to the popularity of the "NoFap" movement in early 2012; Since then I've been on numerous "Celibate" streaks that mitigated the use of Semen retention. Unfortunately , I could not find  any advice on Semen retention other than vague theory and shaming for letting the "chi" go.


When I start to conserve Semen, I do try to meditate daily; but with no avail. These symptoms always occur around 10 days, and become increasingly appearant as the time goes on.


During Cultivation



A bit more emotionally resillient

Stoic (No feeling, have no emotion, can't feel joy, sadness, or anything)

I feel physically heavier and harder to move around. (Feelsl like my spirit is weighing me down more)

Head feels Foggy.

Unmotivated to do anything, like workout, (clean) - or even hygiene maintenence.

Do not like being around people much.

Weight on my heart and mind.

Trouble expressing myself, but when I do it is powerful and heard.

Body temperature is usually VERY HIGH and Hot

Crave Meat and Sugars / junk food / Seem to want to eat a lot.

Simutaneously can go a long time without food, which is strange. But when I do eat, I crave bad foods.


Note: These symptoms dissipate about 20% with some meditation, but after a while meditation becomes useless.



After a Single  or Multiple Orgasm



I feel light on my feet.

High Energy

Crave healthy foods like Fruit and vegtables.

Calm and head is clear.

More motivation in general.

Don't feel as "powerful" but more emotative and expressive.

Aura is a bit diminished, but free flowing.

Feel more emotion and creativity.

More susceptible to my environment... (I can feel the ocean and the air.. I am more open to people somewhat)



it's a bit strange as the enegies change, and I am trying to find the right balance. I want to be able to retain semen with the attributes of strength such as emotional strength, mental endurance, adaptability and other such things.. traits of manhood. But I also do not like the negative consequences of becoming.. less motivated, lethargic and moody.


When I meditate, depending on the session, the mood will soften and my energy balances about 20%.. but it goes away quickly.. and excessive meditation sometimes leads to frustration. Also, sometimes my meditation leads to slight dizziness..


I am trying to find the proper practice to channel my "Chi" and rejuvinate my body to feel "cloud-like" if that makes sense. I want the inner strength as well as outter glow that comes from Orgasm.. but without orgasm.. I do not want to be dependent on carnal desire to feel "Normalized" rather able to do it through spiritual means.


I have tried many different meditation techniques and can't honestly say I've ever felt any "energy" regardless how long I've retained Semen / chi - I've tried to visualize and feel the energy for the Microcomic orbit but can never feel it. I've tried deep deep meditation, which helps a lot sometimes, but as celibacy progresses I find myself more energetically confined as the days go on.


Any help appreciated, thank you for reading.


.. Less and less motivated to do things. Increase appetite for

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Hello and welcome. You are accepted. Glad to have you as a member and please do not hesitate to ask questions here as someone is sure to have an answer. semen retention is a common topic on the forum but you may find it best to re post your question to another section, such as Daoist Discussion, where it can be discussed at length. This section of the forum is simply for introductions and is not perused by all forum members.


Please take the time to read the two posts pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum terms and rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started.


For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day.


Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you,


Chang and the TTB team


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Hey Wade, sorry to hear your having such negative experiences. Think the energy may be be hitting blockages in your body or becoming stagnant, but that's just a guess.


How much time do you spend doing meditation and internal work daily?

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welcome! interesting experiences that line up with my own somewhat. second what OldChi is saying about energy hitting blockages, it's not enough to get more 'power' flowing through the system, it's as much about the amount of resistance. it sounds like you have a lot of 'stuff' to go through, lust as both karmic formations and physically manifested (damp/yeast etc). specifically some type of practice to keep the body open or grounded (yoga/qigong) will get more energy releasing instead of just accumulating a heavy feeling.

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