I’d like to share my experiences and discuss maybe. Im 38m. Suffer from all the issues impotence No libido depression Ed anxiety etc. I feel the benefits most of us do from retaining. However. I’ve never ever watched porn. Never really over masturbated. Never had a wet dream. on a side note I’m extremely successful in life generally. I’m retired no need to work. Can get girls reasonably easy. I’ve had great sex when I was younger with V pills etc. it isn’t prolactin... I took carbogoline, it reduces prolactin to zero. No effect. It isn’t testosterone... I injected test up to junkie levels. Zero effect. I could almost buy the dopamine argument. But it’s a massive theory at best. im studying Qi, energy and a eastern perspective. And your basically throwing away your life force with every sexual encounter. now I have friends that fap to porn all day long and still go out and have sex with girls and cheat on their wives. They are in their forties and still going strong. unfortunately or fortuneately depending on your perspective we aren’t all cut from the same cloth. my basic logic says either we don’t create as much of this energy like my friend or we release far more of it in one hit than my friend. So that’s my path of discovery-semen retention. I’m going to stop trying to follow the path of western society. Monks devote their lives to retention abstinence etc. Why do they do it? Because they feel incredible, euphoric. Far better then the majority of us westerners can dream of. I’m far from a master. But when I’ve retained I feel happy euphoric. Just going on a walk or listening to music. It feels better than any moment have had wanking or having sex or with a partner in general. I’m happy just to be alive. when I o from sex or m. I feel shit, I am needy, anxious, insecure, pathetic. id say all of us on this forum have this in common and are the opposite to my friend. There’s nothing wrong with us, you could say gifted. I have a better life in general then my hyper sexual friend. Stop trying to be something your not. keep it for making children only friends I say.