Semen retention, magical benefits or myth?

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  1. Dziki007

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    Hello, I am intrested in your opinion about semen retention. Many people on internet writes its bullshit, myth and nonsens but some people value very much semen retention comparing it to mystical experciences, how is about you guys, do you feel you mostly benefit from abstaing from porn, semen retention or both?
     
  2. Overcome&win

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    I feel like for me, it is about the whole dopamin stuff. My brain is not good with that regular release and that rewiring of the brain using porn. I believe if we have a healthy perspective and live according to that we can feel better. I have to admit I do not know much about semen retention
     
  3. diddykong

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    I'm not too sure to be honest. The further I go on the more I think that the superpowers thing is a myth (I have 147 days now and haven't even had a wet dream). Initially I felt great - I got all the superpowers. They then all disappeared practically overnight around day 70. I suspect that is a very prolonged flatline.

    What I have been left with since I lost the "superpowers" is a complete change in my outlook. Life feels good. The main thing that has changed for me though is the fact that I just do things now! I'm so much more confident feeling and if something needs doing I just get on and do it. I don't do things because they are "easy" anymore. I can't believe how much I've been held back in life. I don't know if this semen retention, I think that the whole NoFap process has changed my approach to life. I'm not chasing easy pleasure any more, I need to work for it now.

    So, in summary, so much changes during NoFap. Semen retention may play a part but it's difficult to say how much of a part that it plays.
     
  4. Chef Boy

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    Semen retention is boss. It's amazing how much nutrients are in sperm - which your body reabsorbs. I look and feel more healthy than prior to nofap
     
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  5. MrPrince

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    I believe semen retention give u more energy, i play football, when i masturbate the day after i cant run i feel so tired. even if i have a wet dream i cant run the next day. plus NoFap also helped grow my beard faster than ever.
     
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  6. thefaptrap

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    Reading online i dont know what to believe now, all i can say or do is from experience so far with nofap. These "superpowers" to me now that i've really thought about it were kind of always there...Im just more sensitive to them now. Dont get me wrong, I believe im in a better state of mind mentally and spiritually compared to when i was fapping(20+ years) but im also a realist and dont get caught up into thinking/wanting some feeling and really not having it.

    On the notion that everything your read online is true..lol. Many theory's to semen retention are posted online. Some say nothing happens with the semen, some say the semen gets absorbed back into the body with all the nutrients, as i want the later to be true...im just not sure, no one knows really. Its just theory. I wish someday it could be proven. I do believe though, that since im not "spilling" my semen daily anymore that is definitely the reason why have more energy, why? because the body isnt using it's own nutrients to refill the semen i just wasted as much.
     
  7. tbird

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    Not sure if there's any scientific evidence of "reabsorption", but why not presume that MAYBE it does, and by not ejaculating, you at least give it a chance to happen.
     
  8. Dziki007

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    Guys do you know any books about this topic? I mean i looking for some old books where it was studied, like ancient egypt, india, chinesee, i read mantak chia books and its good but i want know more
     
  9. Red Eagle

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    I think it's mostly a myth. On my long NoFap streak I felt better simply for the fact that I didn't watch porn. Physically I didn't get stronger or felt any of the super powers many people describe here.
    NoFap makes you more confident because you build up discipline and you know you are able to do something which 95% of guys are not capable off.
    I don't think you lose so many nutrients through ejaculation that you will run into any kinds of problems unless you do it three times a day. But without porn you won't have the motivation to jerk off that much anyway.
    I think it's important to build healthy masturbation habits into your life if you don't have a girlfriend. If you don't allow yourself to masturbate you're more likely to seek out porn again in the long run.
    Many people think the "low" your feel after ejaculating is prove that your body becomes weaker or something. But that's just because it's relaxed. Accept it like that and just feel good.
     
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  10. Moogie

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    I feel empty when I ejaculate. But that is from all those hormones being released.
     
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  11. Porn to me caused desalinization to dopomine. Which is why I felt no motivation and was unable to take pleasure in simple things of life, like going to beach with friends and enjoying warm breeze and sun on my skin. I forgot how nice simple things can feel until I stopped porn. And of course it also caused psychological addiction.

    As far as ejaculation goes, it's a different problem. Of course it also contributed to numbing of dopomine receptors, but when I ejaculate too often it also causes other hormonal imbalances. Which gave me insomnia, acne, migraines and so on. It also made me lose many nutrients which might be why my vision got better after stopping fapping and why many people report their hair regrowing. So when you ejaculate you should probably be taking many supplements in pill form (or eating more healthy, which is harder to do that just taking a pill) to compensate for loss of nutrients through ejaculation.

    So yea, I do believe semen retention is important thing if one wants to be as healthy as possible. When I keep ejaculating very often all the benefits decreases or goes away, depending from how often I do ejaculate, even if I do not watch any porn. So it's not just porn for me. Granted, I was ejaculating twice on a daily and three times on Sunday, so if somebody's keeping it moderate the loss of nutrients and hormonal imbalances might not effect them.
     
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  12. Red Eagle

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    What do you mean by empty? Can you explain this further? Does this include porn or just masturbation alone?
     
  13. Dziki007

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    I also feel empty when i release semen, like i lost part of me. I havent realized it till now that through all these years i wasted so much of my energy i could channel it into other activities.

    @Red Eagle I dont belive ejaculations doesnt have affect on us. Our seed is pure energy that gives life, its impossible that if we lost it in useless way we dont lose nothing.
     
  14. Dziki007

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    It doesnt even connected to porn, porn is other aspect. Ejaculation itself is very powerful act that should only take place to create new human. We are brainwashed by people who control us and want us to lose our energy on useless activities.
     
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  15. Red Eagle

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    I never said that ejaculation doesn't have an effect on us. But there is no reason to suggest that ejaculation is unhealthy other than the person losing some nutrients. But I would definetely say that something like a healthy diet has a much stronger effect on our well being than not ejaculating. There are plenty of men out there who masturbate regularly/have an active sex life who are healthy. If
    When I ejaculate without porn I generally feel relaxed and not empty. If I use porn I always feel like shit afterwards, probably because my brain got so extremely overstimulated.
     
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  16. flyjoy

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    agree the same here day 139 i have energy do anything what i will and easy way of life is boring hard work pays off :)
     
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  17. Helplessnomore

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    I think it's a simple concept. You know how whenever you play a sports or do some work, you get exhausted because your body made that energy and you spent it on something. It's like that, only with semen. Your body made it (it's a form of energy as it contains proteins, calcium, zinc and what not), and you spent it(albeit a useless task such as PMO). If you don't spend it, it will be used elsewhere.
     
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  18. -NoMO-

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    Sexual transmutation is key on my journey!
     
  19. The |E|volutionary

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    I wonder, is sexual transmutation bullshit? I've noticed slight (keyword: slight) differences when I was first starting this thing back in August-September. Slight meaning "not enough to be like 'huh, sexual transmutation'". Maybe I didn't last long enough or direct that energy into other outlets to experience what this thread is discussing. Is there a reason this isn't more talked about? Or any evidence around?
     
  20. JesusGreen

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    With regards to sexual transmutation, the key is understanding what that means. Transmuting sexual energy is not just avoiding masturbating.

    trans·mute
    tranzˈmyo͞ot,transˈmyo͞ot/
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    1. change in form, nature, or substance.
    Sexual transmutation is about CHANGING that sexual energy. Rerouting it, using it for some other purpose than just engaging in your basal desire for sex/masturbation.

    The most common way to do this is to focus on some goal or creative pursuit. Start a business. Work on a book. Make some art. Come up with some ideas. You'll notice something strange, you have an immensely improved capacity for creativity, and not only that, but when you engage it, your desire for porn/masturbation almost disappears.

    I practice sexual transmutation myself and it has helped me create a business that is now earning me more than my previous job.

    Not masturbating is only half of the picture. You actually have to utilise that sex drive for other things. Use that energy, that burning desire, to achieve something of some sort.

    The water analogy:
    Imagine sexual energy is a faucet connected to a hose, with water coming out.

    You can use that water, to drink, to bathe, as fuel/energy, and for a tremendous number of other things.. The problem is, currently, that faucet is shooting out and wasting all its water into an empty field in the middle of nowhere (i.e. porn/masturbation).

    Stopping masturbating is like turning off the faucet. Great, at least you're not wasting anything.. but, you still have all that useful water. So find a use for it, and do something with it! ;)

    (PS it's worth noting that the water isn't an analogy for semen, but an analogy for our sex drive as a whole. Our sex drive normally propels us towards attempting to achieve orgasm, but it can be altered, and become a driving force that moves us towards our other, more worthwhile goals.)
     

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