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Open discussion on this subject was taboo until recently, and any reference to it was made in terms of: ‘abuse of one’s own person’, ‘self-play’, ‘solitary vice’, ‘solitary affair’, or ‘self-pleasing’.

Many young people have been informed on the negative consequences and on the dangers of this practice, and still they do not take them into consideration.

It is a fact of common knowledge that masturbation, followed by ejaculation , has frequently been the cause of serious nervous breakdowns.

The nuance of ‘sin’ or ‘guilt’ associated with the act of masturbation may induce (for a short while) a state of intense emotion, unfortunately a negative one, or a strange feeling of frenzy, similar to that of committing an abominable crime.

The experience of fear, in such moments may have an exciting immediate effect, but the consequences these feelings of fear have on the human psychic are devastating because they bring about processes of resonance with destructive energies from the Macrocosm .

Nonetheless, the past few years have witnessed a tendency of treating sexual issues in an open and straightforward manner. Among these issues, masturbation is quite frequent.

Thus, an analysis of the most popular magazines in the field indicates a growth of the interest on this subject. What used to be referred to as ‘solitary vice’ is now a form of therapy, a ‘way of making love’, or an important part in the repertoire of lovers proclaiming sexual freedom.

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LET US NOW SEE THE WAY ORIENTAL TRADITION SEES THIS CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT
First, there is a clear distinction between masturbation of a man and that of a woman. Second, the ‘mutual masturbation’, without ejaculation, of a man and a woman who are deeply in love with one another, is not masturbation, but part of the foreplay.

In the following, we will closely look upon each of these three ‘forms’ of masturbation and consider each of them individually.

Both Taoist and Tantric teachings are based on the idea that ‘the most valuable asset of a man is his semen, and therefore it must never be discharged.

Medical studies have proved that the discharge of the vital substances contained in the sperm, in the case of a person who has not reached maturity is detrimental to his general state of health, because his organism will now lack important substances, essential to its functions.

In CHAKRA SAMHITA we find the following statement: ‘if a young man, whose bodily substances are not yet crystallized/formed, masturbates, he will shortly lose his vigour and vitality.

If he goes on with this practice, his body will be fairly weakened, and his internal organs will have much to suffer. These things happen generally before the boy celebrates his 16th anniversary, age at which a man’s body reaches maturity.’

The masturbation with ejaculation has many consequences at physical, emotional, and mental levels. As an isolated practice, the masturbation followed by ejaculation may have an exciting immediate effect, but in the end, it will only lead to the exhaustion of the sperm, in the sense that there is no possibility of ‘compensating’ this tremendous loss of energy through the absorption of vital fluids or energies from the woman.

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Any form of pleasure that may appear in this case has a short life, without the support of a shared, happy experience with one’s beloved (as in the case with sexual continence ) and without the beneficialial exchange of energies between the two lovers.

The sexual continence implying the presence of our lover (of opposite sex) generate a kind of particular psychic paradisiacal space, which will stay in our memory as something unique and unforgettable.

Moreover, when making love like this, we can perceive the euphorically sublimation of the energies, as well as the transformation of primal energy into refined forms of energy, generating states of erotic ecstasy.