What is semen retention? A guide on the benefits of semen retention and the science behind it.

What is semen retention? How can it improve your life? Before that, let me begin with a quote.

Yoga Shastras say “Maranam Bindu Patanat Jivanam Bindu Raksanat” means “Falling of semen brings death; preservation of semen gives life. It is the hidden treasure in man. It imparts Brahma-Tejas (brightness) and strength to intellect.”

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In the present age of technology, we are being bombarded by various stimuli to distract us. And they are at the tip of our fingers. During the time of our grandparents, it was a newspaper; for parents, it was the television, and for our generation, it’s mobile phones. I am not asking you to shun the usage of technology entirely. But it’s your choice to take action.

The steamy and raunchy content on the internet is providing the quick fix for dopamine, “happy hormone”, in our brain after depleting our most valuable resource for men- sperms and thereby shortening the path for being happy.

It has not only caused short term issues like brain fog, dullness and loss of interest in doing anything. But deprived nutrients from the body for recovery and fighting diseases in the long term.

Tension not! There is a way out of it, but it’s a prolonged and frustrating path. It’s semen retention.

What is semen retention?

Semen retention is nothing but conserving the vital fluids formed from the most potent cells in the body. It almost takes 65-75 days to produce a new sperm from the start.

According to Ayurveda, its form of Sapta Dhatus. Out of the food we eat, comes chyle. From chyle comes blood. Out of blood comes fat. From fat comes bone. Out of bones comes marrow.

And out of semen comes semen. Informs us that it requires 80 drops of blood to form one drop of sperm and modern science tells 40 drops are necessary for manufacturing the same.

Now it’s our ignorance and blunder to simply waste this valuable resource down the flush, tissue paper or socks which requires two months to form.

How is semen retention beneficial?

Traditional medicinal studies like Ayurveda and Tao (in China) consider this as the most potent medicine available to a man himself to remain disease-free.

Sperm retention and science

Only retaining wouldn’t help you much. Since spermatogenesis is keeping up the production, you need to transmute the energy from the lower part to the higher part of the body.

Since it’s the most potent form of resource produced inside you and it can create a new life fusing with the female gamete. Therefore can enhance your creativity and bring out the better version of you with every passing day.

Personalities like:

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Swami Vivekananda
  • The Great Gama

And many more are there to be mentioned.

They all consider themselves to reach the pinnacle because they abstained from sexual activities.

Some of the benefits on the basis of scientific theories are:

  1. Increase in brain androgen receptors [ARs]
  2. Increase in Testosterone levels.
  3. A decrease in Dopamine levels.
  4. A reduction in Prolactin levels.
  5. Increase in Serotonin levels.

Increase in brain Androgen Receptors [ARs]

This post suggests that androgen receptors play an essential role.

Testosterone is futile if you don’t have androgen receptors (ARs). ARs are what allows your body to use testosterone, such as to develop a deep voice and other manly traits. Without ARs, testosterone is useless. … Porn / frequent masturbation hasn’t been proven, at least in the short term, to affect testosterone levels.

Androgen receptors and testosterone
Androgen receptors and testosterone

However, overly active sexual activity/satiety (such as porn with frequent masturbation) has been proven, at least in lab mice, significantly reducing the number of androgen receptors in the body. It also upregulates estrogen receptors. It takes at least 15 days of abstinence to reverse these brain changes.


Relationship between sexual satiety and motivation, brain androgen receptors and testosterone in male mandarin voles

Increase in Testosterone levels.

This study on male masturbation determined that;

When men don’t masturbate for seven days, their testosterone levels increase by 45.7%

Significant testosterone increase could explain a number of the purported physical benefits, including a deeper voice, thicker hair, higher strength and power and weight loss.

It may also explain some of the psychological benefits, including increased energy and focus, increased courage, self-confidence, and by correlation, the “chick magnet” effect.

Decrease in Dopamine levels.

This article offers some excellent insights into the role of Prolactin.

[Following ejaculation], two events happen simultaneously. Dopamine drops and prolactin spikes. This mechanism shifts your attention elsewhere: taking care of babies, to hunting and gathering, building shelters, and so forth. Without this natural, protective shutdown, you would pursue sex to the exclusion of all other activities.

prolactin dopamine relationship
Prolactin Dopamine Relationship

This post suggests that the reduction of Prolactin has many benefits.

And more, and more.

List of benefits that men experienced:

(These are genuine results without getting paid, report identical benefits with the same descriptions)

  • More energy
  • Less depressed
  • More confidence
  • Happier
  • Less anxiety
  • Increased social skills
  • Highly motivated to win
  • Increased muscle growth
  • Highly motivated to do extra
  • Improved workouts
  • Highly motivated to approach real women
  • Increased fat loss
  • Improved sporting performance
  • Deeper voice
  • Improved skin
  • Thicker hair
  • Enhanced hair growth (Facial, body and hair)
  • Less sleep required
  • Brighter eyes
  • Clearer skin
  • Improved body language
  • More alpha male behaviours
  • Increased attention from women
  • More respect from men
  • Improved memory
  • Removal of brain fog
  • And many more
Benefits of semen retention

Semen retention and spirituality

Semen retention and higher consciousness​ is considered deeply interrelated in the eastern world.

Shakti (शक्ति, or Śakti) translates as power, ability, strength, might, effort, energy, capability. It is believed to be the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that seem to move through the entire universe in Hinduism and Shaktism.

Spiritual power of sperm

Hindus believe that the Shakti is both responsible for the creation and the agent of all change. 

The Kundalini Shakti seems to be the most significant form of Shakti. This mysterious psychospiritual force is said to be located at the base of the spine, equating with an intense form of creative, sexual energy.

I do have a video for you which turned out to be mind boggling. Check this below.


How does semen retention work?

Sperm is full of proteins, minerals, nutrients and enzymes that are key to our health, immunity and appearance. The science behind semen retention says, after around two weeks of sperm retention, the body decides to reabsorb the sperm.

All of those essentials are transported around the body and used to improve us. For the above reasons, we see better skin, a smarter you, brighter eyes, thicker hair, bigger muscles, increased facial hair growth, improved memory and a cure for hair loss.

Humans are genetically programmed to reproduce and pass on our genes. If you satisfy this instinctual requirement by masturbating, then the brain and the body believe that you’re doing well in life. The mind is unable to differentiate between masturbation and real sex.

Nowadays, men everywhere are tricking the brain into thinking that they’re a hit with women. By refraining from masturbation, your mind is in panic mode. It begins to believe that you’re useless with women; this is where the extra benefits come into the picture. The body naturally decides to improve you in every possible way to attract women.

Any living being is programmed to pass on genetics, if it can’t do that, then it’ll do whatever it can to encourage mating. It includes making you look better, a smarter you, giving you more motivation to go out and make more money/approach women, provide you with confidence and give you a deeper voice.

How to retain semen?

  • Avoid porn and steamy content on the internet.
  • Do dopamine fasting before starting on this journey.
  • Indulge yourself in intense physical activities like gymming and playing football, basketball, sprinting and many more.
  • Start with meditation like Tatrak meditation or enroll yourself in yoga classes.
  • Read religious books before sleeping. It calms your mind.
  • Keep jotting your day to work and emotions into a journal.
  • If possible, avoid consuming Rajasic and Tamasic types of food.

Thank you so much for reading this. Stay tuned for more such content.

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