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Blocking and the Evolution
of Spiritual Biology (Audio)
Taming the Dragon of Male Sexual Energy (Audio)
Blocking versus Holdback in Tantric Sex
Pain in the Bladder when using the Holdback Method
- Is there a Spiritual Benefit in Consuming Sexual Essences?
Date: Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:34pm
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just have a question on this technique that you posted - blocked ejaculation
with the finger will result in a retro-grade ejaculation; the semen goes
into the bladder; on urinating it will be found that the urine is whitish,
cloudy having mixed with the semen. So if the semen is going to be lost
eventually (when one urinates), would this technique preferably be not
practised at all, other than as a lastresort.
A: Thank you. It is a
very good question. The answer has a few parts because the expansion of male
(and also female) sexuality upward is an evolutionary process and has
different functioning at different stages along the way.
Yes, you are correct, in
the beginning much of the semen goes into the bladder during blocking and
this can be readily observed during urination, as you mention. But this is
only the beginning, at an early stage of the change in sexual functioning.
When added to bhakti
(hunger for the divine), blocking produces an incentive to work toward
staying in front of orgasm. As things progress, blocking will become less
and less needed, like training wheels. It naturally reduces over time. In
contrast to training wheels, which we throw away, blocking will always be a
good measure of last resort, so we will always have it in our tool kit once
it is learned and refined.
By "refined," I am
referring to more advanced stages of sexual functioning, where much if not
all semen is retained without blocking, even during genital orgasm. So, when
we block in this situation, not as much semen will go into the bladder. Much
of it will be retained in the seminal vesicles, going upward through other
routes in the body. But our goal is not to have genital orgasm without
ejaculation. This is extremely difficult to attain, and aiming for it will
lead to much loss of semen along the way. It does not help our spiritual
evolution anyway. Long preorgasmic cultivation does, and this is what we
want. We want to be climbing that stairway to heaven in sexual relations,
not seeing how many genital orgasms we can have without ejaculating.
Now, here is the kicker. One of the routes that
semen naturally takes going upward in the body is through the bladder. This
does not mean we do blocking to put semen in our bladder on purpose. This
will not help us, as the bladder has to rise in its higher spiritual
functioning first. As it does, gradually over time, the semen goes up into
the bladder automatically, with no blocking, and even without deliberate
cultivation of sexual energy. See how tricky the biological change is?
Advanced yogis are always having semen rising up through their body, and
they always have it coming up through their bladder, though not in the
quantities you are referring to that occur in the beginning blocking stage.
Fortunately, all this is not so tricky for us to
worry about in practices, because the biology will change automatically as
we do advanced yoga practices, including tantric sex if we are in sexual
So, blocking starts out pretty clunky (you've
heard me say that before about other practices, right?), and refines over
time. The refinement is in two areas: First, as we find ourselves increasing
in ability to stay in front of orgasm, the need for blocking becomes less
and less. Second, when we do block, there will be less and less to block
over time because there is more control over ejaculation as our sexual
Interestingly, there is
an analogous process that goes on in a woman, though till now it has not
been nearly so obvious as in a man. A woman has the equivalent of a prostate
located just in front of the inside of her yoni. It is stimulated though the
so-called G-spot. This gland releases a milky substance similar to semen
during extreme arousal, and it can ejaculated through the urethra. "Female
ejaculation" has become a hot topic in recent years, a rite of passage for
many women as sexual freedom is being claimed. What its role is in
reproduction is hard to say. The reason it is mentioned here is because it
appears that a woman has similar spiritual biology going on in the bladder
that a man does. And, though it is unlikely that a woman will need to engage
in blocking like a man does, the same biological components are there. Of
course, the woman also has other sexual components that are part of the
spiritual functioning of sex, so we can't carry the comparison too far. Vive
In both the sexes, an accelerated spiritual
evolution comes with advanced yoga practices, with various stages along the
The guru is in you.
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