@omarthegreat, why do we masturbate? Personal choice which becomes habit, much like smoking, fast food, or anything else that provides quick (and empty) satisfaction. No one is forcing you to do it. You can also choose not to do it, as well.
I would avoid it if I were you….I’ve always found it’s a great way to feel like I have a cold when I don’t have one – physically weak, unmotivated, mind in neutral, all around feeling like garbage. It’s like eating fast food – sure it’s okay when you eat it, but almost right after you realize you’ve just polluted yourself with fat, preservatives, and grease for no nutritional value. And you get a stomachache too – you’re way worse off after than you were before. Do something worthwhile instead.
Alright so no joke I just smoked a bowl and then had an inclination to post my thoughts on Masturbation on High Existence because people here have amazing insight. Anyhow, I came to the home screen and lo and behold you already started the thread. Coincidental? Life is pretty amazing in that regard…anyways –
I’ve been exploring my sexuality ever since I was a young child. Not necessarily sexuality in terms of sexual attraction. I’ve always been attracted to the curvatures, softness and overall feminity that female’s exhibit. I believe that the female body is a piece of art and I admire it in its entirety and form. As a result of this, I found it pleasurable to engage in masturbation.
I’m honestly separated into two opinions when it comes to the act of Masturbation.
First and foremost, I feel that Masturbation should be used in seeking pleasure that you cannot otherwise seek in reality due to restrictions/limitations. Maybe you can’t have an official sexual encounter with one of your co-workers, a close friend, etc. Having that release through masturbation allows you to focus with a less sexually charged energy.
Secondly, I feel that Masturbation is of without question – a way to get an amazing high. The endorphins that are released upon cumming is an amazing feeling that elevates mood, temperature and heart rate. But just as the temperature and heart rate will come down to cool/slow – there are three definitive feelings I’ve experienced. 1) Lethargic, Tired, Drained 2) Happy/Content/Release/Bliss 3)Guilty,”Shouldn’t have masturbated”,No Energy, Less Motivated
Now I’ve explored these three categories and realized that they are all relevant to your viewpoint on masturbation and your overall awareness/perception on your situation in life. Some people masturbate to achieve release, others masturbate to sleep. others masturbate to carry out a fantasy, etc. Whatever the reason – as long as YOU are able to be aware of the reason you masturbate, other than mindless self indulgence and a ‘quick high’, you should always maintain your own rationalization as to whether or not you personally should masturbate or not. What works for one person doesn’t work for everyone else.
I’m going to practice sexual energy retention and transmutation as I feel that I’m mentally ready and have noted that masturbation of late has become more of a detriment to my time and energy.
I think no one has mentioned does it have a negative conesequences on our spirituality?
I think it has..
i also think it is very superficial..
Sexuality is given to us for much more higher reasons then only giving phisical pleasure to yourself.. Sexuality is also very much connected with spirituality and thats why we should be careful how we use it..
it is not made for to give sexual pleasure to yourself..
i think its made for two persons who want to give love to eachother and they are giving themselves entirely so the both sides gets also pleasure and connection, but because of that action of giving yourself to other person..
if you don it only for your own pleasure it can only leave you empty inside…
@aestheticbrah, I made the effort to read your whole post and I agree. Have you heard of psychological sublimation? “the process of transforming libido into “socially useful” achievements, including artistic, cultural and intellectual pursuits”
I prescribe to a lot of Taoist beliefs one of which when it comes to sexual energy they have techniques that allow you to have orgasims with out the release. They believe the semen is very useful and in its releasse you lose that energy.
But there is without a doubt a large amount of recearch that shows discharge is good because of the life span of semen will eventually result in balls full of useless semen but in toaist arts there is the circulation of internal energy so maybe thats where it keeps its vitality.
So im split
i think you can get easily addicted to it but it is also easy to decide to quit doing it..in that way you will free space in yourself for better things..
bad habits are there to get rid of them..only thing you need is a strong will!!
and persistance and patience if you dont suceed at the begining..
if you feel empty, you dont need more signs to stop with doing it..
it doesnt bring you any good..just makes your soul sad…
@mmagg23, it’s not that hard to quit masturbation. Just remember the next time you are tempted, remember how brief the good feeling was versus how long you felt shitty after the last time. Be conscious of your power of choice, say to yourself, well, yea I could masturbate, but it’s not worth feeling so drained again. The cons outweigh the pros on this one, if there are any pros at all. A brief moment of (meaningless) pleasure for a whole day of low energy and sluggish brainpower? Not a good trade, if you ask me! You can beat it.
@aestheticbrah, hey bro im on the same track here, trick is you can masturbate all you like but fact is each loss of semen reduces the fluid available to the spine/brain/pineal gland etc. and refocuses you on the animal/human way of existing. Buuut if you learn to internalise your orgasms the fluid available to the rest of the system increases in small increments, raising your energy and focusing you on mental/spiritual existence, and gives you little waves of euphoria upon hearing a dope song or other various sensations. The more days you go without spilling a drop, the closer together and longer in duration the ribbons of euphoria get, you will also notice an increase in your insightful thoughts. To start you press on the prostate button just below your man-members during orgasm and youll slowly learn (one go at a time!) how to send your orgasm up through your body and into the mind, instead of out and away to be wasted. hope this opens your eyes a little
@theboss7607, idea is if your ready to learn how to maintain the juice to that extent, your probably done with having kids, so stale swimmers wouldnt be that much of an issue, and yeah semen can flow up through the spinal column to refresh the brain, so i would say it wouldnt stay in your balls for too long once you set up that system.