Edit 09/04/2018: This edit will make things right. Losing male's fluid is bad for health. Period. If you try to reproduce after a year of abstinence, you will have a lot of old sperms, but you will have also a lot of new sperm. I don't know how much of each, but at the end the ovum will be fertilized by the newest and fastest. Having weekly sex is totally necessary for health. You can practice non-ejaculatory physical sex (tantra or karezza), or energetic-clothed tantric sex. In both cases, the orgasmic effects are caused by the raising of energy from the first chakra to the seventh. That is the question. I invite everybody in this forum to participate in this debate and to help me (and others) to sort out this question. I have been doing my own research but I don't think I am making any progress. I would start the debate expressing my own opinion and the reason for it: Opinion: No, long-term abstinence is not healthy. Reasons: A man or woman abstaining for more than 7 days will experience a reduction of his/her reproductive capacities. The man will have worse sperm quality and the woman will have irregular cycles (the optimal cycle being 29.5 +/- 3 days). For example, a woman having irregular periods will be in danger of developing osteoporosis. Evidence of the above reasons: Men: https://goo.gl/hqYW99 Women: https://goo.gl/ojNehv Basic Idea (prove this false and my argument will be refuted): The basic idea that supports my statement is this: fertility=health. If you have good physical and mental (no stress) health, you will be fertile; if you are ill, you are sterile. Therefore, if long-term abstinence reduces your fertility, it also reduces your health. ______ Extra (Not necessary for the present debate): Background information: In the past I thought that a man could abstain from intercourse and only do it during ovulation days of his wife. That is, once each a minimum 15 months (9 pregnancy+6 lactancy) if he has one wife and more if he has more wifes. If the evidence I have is true, then doing this will result in lower chances of conceiving and in worse quality of sperm fecundating the ovum. Consequences: If what I have propose is true, then it follows that we need to have regular sterile intercourse (that is, using some kind of anticonceptive method). This is a great challenge because there are great chances of going into the bad path; the path of hedonists and self-indulgence, lust, etc. We need to bear in mind that our primal desire to have sex comes from the desire of our body to attain biological immortality, to reproduce. Having sterile intercourse will never give us the real satisfaction. So, it is easy to get lost in the pleasurable sensations in itself, forget our biological desires and start to seek the desires of our mind. That is, having sexual attraction for other persons without any biological reason for it.