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Tantra After Prostate Surgery (Audio)
T75.1 - Kundalini and
April 21, 2010
It is recommended you read from the beginning of this tantra yoga archive,
as previous lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "What
is tantra yoga?"
Q: I had a radical (total) removal of the prostate
gland last year. It was cancer, but it is all gone. Now I finally can get
erections again, with help from an erectile enhancement prescription drug.
The main question I have is regarding the fact that I have no ejaculate with
orgasms. It is dry, because there is no prostate gland, and sperm cannot
come up because the seminal vesicles are all tied up. So where do I fit with
preservation and cultivation of sexual energy, and in tantric practices? Am
I now naturally conserving sexual energy, as nothing comes out even with
Since the surgery, I have also had lot of problems
with urinary incontinence and impotency, bladder and urethra pain, etc. Do
you have any suggestions on how yoga can help bring me back to a more normal
condition in this area of my body?
A: Sperm does not play a
significant role in tantric sex. There have been cases documented indicating
that vasectomy has no noticeable
effect on the
awakening of ecstatic conductivity. Whether prostatic fluid does or not
remains an open question for science to investigate.
I doubt it will make a difference, as the energy is still in the system and
will find its way where it needs to go with yoga practices engaged. There
are many with physically compromised (or removed) body parts who are not
impaired at all spiritually. As mentioned in the previous lesson (#T74),
spiritual development can actually be enhanced by such losses, because
bhakti (spiritual desire) can come in to compensate, and then some.
Spiritual development has more to do with bhakti and cultivating abiding
inner silence in deep meditation than anything. All else follows from that,
including the natural emergence of the ecstatic component. Given that, you
should be able to cultivate ecstatic conductivity like anyone else.
Therefore, I see no reason why you could not practice pre-orgasmic sex with
the holdback technique in whatever sexual lifestyle you are drawn to.
Genital orgasm without ejaculation can still create a less dramatic
energetic deficit, as it does in women, so you may wish to keep that in mind
when considering tantric sexual activity. The ecstatic energy is
there and can be awakened in support of the spiritual journey. The
brahmacharya effect can still be present the preservation and cultivation of
Regarding long term healing, time will gradually bring
things back into a balance, as long as you "self-pace" your practices and
life. Be sure to take it easy and not press too hard. It is time to heal.
Obviously, you should also seek
medical advice as needed.
The guru is in you.
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