Bila Kolbe, 62, advocates the rejuvenating benefits of what he calls "masturbation," which is sexual arousal without ejaculation.
I'm not endorsing his views but presenting them as a change of pace for your consideration. In fact, I disagree with them. I believe in transcending sexual desire, not by stimulating sensuality or celibacy, but by satisfying sexual desire in the context of marriage.
of the Third Kind: A Novel Sexual Manifesto"
Dr William Kolbe
a stint with the Peace Corps in El Salvador in the late 70's, I
attended classes at a Gnóstico school and learned fascinating
aspects about Eastern (Taoist and Hindu) sexual alchemy which the Gnósticos
termed 'sexual transmutation'.
My beliefs about sexuality underwent radical changes
involving concepts such as the channeling of sexual energy by semen
retention. However, what was missing was a link between the ancient Eastern sexual doctrines and modern
medicine and science.
in the States, I scoured scientific and medical
literature and compiled a novel 'sexual manifesto' that combined ancient and modern.
I discovered connections between sexuality and the endocrine, nervous, skeletal, muscular, and
immune systems that enhance our overall fitness, longevity, vitality, and health. This applies equally to males and females.
"Edging" an orgasm allows people to tap into powerful transformative and
generative potentials. This means getting to the threshold of ejaculation but not getting to the point of spasms leading to full or peak body orgasm, i.e. ejaculation.
By refraining from ejaculation, then there is an 'in-jaculation' or an absorption of seminal nutrients which are then recycled in the bloodstream and available for the endocrine and nervous systems.
"Edging," also referred to as "surfing" or "peaking", is a form of orgasm control involving a high level of sexual arousal maintained over extended periods of time. The pleasure can be so great so as to create intense euphoric states and altered states of consciousness. Edging has afforded me many benefits in my life which include sensory pleasure, consciousness expansion, and discipline.
I have been exploring edging for close to four decades. Initially, my proclivity for full body orgasms and ejaculation hindered the transition to edging. However, with determination and practice I eventually managed to extend the periods of successful edging to span weeks, months, even years. By improving this sexual discipline, I have gained a sense of accomplishment that permeates everything I do personally, socially, musically, athletically, and professionally. I live with purpose and design and can tap into a sense of self-efficacy guiding me to the realization of my dreams.
to this 'sexual manifesto' is rethinking semen, the substance which has
been typically deemed simply as a provider of food and transport for
sperm en route to fertilize an egg.
This miraculous fluid hosts cancer-fighting agents, hormones,
vitamins, minerals, sugars, enzymes, amino acids, and trace elements.
Surprisingly, many ingredients found in semen are also used by the
other endocrine glands to make their respective hormones, and by the
brain(the choroid plexus) to elaborate cerebral spinal fluid.
endocrine and nervous systems are teammates overseeing all our major
body functions, growth, maintenance, and repair, but they are also
antagonists competing to extract similar vital nutrients from the
Among the endocrines, only the sex glands can be
voluntarily coerced to eliminate what they produce. Therefore, when frequent ejaculation diminishes necessary nutrients (lecithin, phosphatides, cholesterol, etc.), a reduced activity among the
endocrines and the brain results.
This puts a unique spin on the saying
'f**king your brains out'. Conversely, by
refraining from ejaculation, the endocrine and nervous systems
benefit by being energized and vitalized.
By understanding the inner workings of our
bodies, people can cultivate lasting mental and physical health from
their sexual experiences.
Dr. William 'Bila' Kolbe has been married for 35 years and is the father of a son, 26. He has a doctorate in Education, an MBA in public management, an MA in International Studies, and a BS in microbiology.
His book, "The Rejuvenating Power of Masturbation" is a look at masturbation across history and cultures; an exploration into how sexual activity/masturbation stimulates our bodily systems; and Tantric masturbation practices involving semen retention and conscious channeling of sexual energy. For more information visit his website.
(Feb 18) Greetings Henry, Just as Father Winter is unleashing another frosty blizzard today here in the Northeast, so the RPM too is gaining momentum and reaching a greater public. Below you have a link to a blog post concerning the often-cited 2004 US study linking frequent ejaculation to lower incidences of prostate cancer. The flaws in that study may raise more than an eyebrow. There is also a link to my February 10th radio interview on the Michael Blum Show. Michael, his co-host, and I spoke for about 40 minutes on a range of issues concerning sexuality. I felt honored to share sex-positive information with 2 gracious and eloquent individuals and their international listening audience.
First Comment from Rich (PRO):
This is actually correct information as far as human chi and energy systems go. While I also agree with Henry on cultivating sexuality in marriage, the general idea here is very correct as various studies done in Germany and other nations have proven.
For example, studies done in the 70's showed that when men were shown even a mildly erotic video, hormone production increased by 75%. This has been known to the Chinese Taoists and Shaolin monks for millennia. While the Taoists would engage in a type of "edging" to build up more semen and thus more chi, the Shaolin considered using the imagination too distracting and sexually tempting to their purely spiritual pursuits, so they would simply use the mind to guide the chi to the testicles and prostate gland to build up more semen and then lead that energy via the leg channels up through the thrusting channel inside the spine to the brain.
Keeping the brain and pituitary gland highly energized is one of THE major keys to health and longevity and recent studies conducted in the west have also proven.
These techniques CAN be adopted by anyone that believes in God, the bible and is a Christian. Instead of using ones own hand in masturbation, you simply practice with your wife by coming to the near edge of orgasm without emission, while working to bring her to multiple orgasms.
This creates a strong interplay between the male and female sexual energies. The man's increased "heat" from him coming close to, but not going over the edge to emission, helps to bring her female water energies to a boil and allows her to reach multiple orgasms. As she emits her water energy during orgasm, it helps to cool his fire, making it easier for him to not go over the edge and thus prolonging love making, bond on an emotion and spiritual level and bringing you closer to each other.
I have experienced this myself many times throughout the years and it does surely work.
Certain schools of Taoism do not subscribe to the masturbation part either, as they too believed that it was too easy to go over the line into sexual lust. These schools also believe that these techniques work best within an monogamous heterosexual relationship as male and female energies are designed, by default, to balance each other out. This also demonstrates that, even in terms of human chi and bio-energy, that same sex relationships are incompatible with the natural order. Even studies show that the worst violence is between two women.. but I digress
Feminism - Erin Pizzy- Law to Evict Men from Home/Worst violence is between two women
James M (Con)
What is above described with "chi" and the like is all utilized in "sex magick" as a power behind spells and invokations, ejaculation control and semen retention are crucial practices to these systems and part and parcel of them, especially for generating "spiritual power". The asians have had corruption too (so few people who love the eastern culture and "wisdom" seem to understand this) and this represents some of it. It should also come as no surprise that crowley designed rituals around this as well, taking the foolishness from the hindu (tantric yoga practices) and buddhist beliefs, and incorporating it into his occultic mix.
Make no mistake, "chi" isn't some mysterious dumb force like electricity as many would have people believe, it is the same as our english "spirit", and the etymology of it and it's related words proves it (prana to the hindus, chi or qi to the chinese, ki to the japanese, pneuma to the greeks, spiritus to latins, etc.). Basically this sex magic practice is an attempt to control the life believed to be bestowed in the act of copulation, and redirect it's "energy" into something that conforms to the "will" of the would-be spell-caster. Other practices involving "chi" (such as reiki) try to "channel intelligent chi" to heal injuries etc. of course the term "intelligent" here should be a tip off, what they mean is channeling a spiritual entity (Read: devil/demon).
A final note about "chi" and "breath", in genesis it makes mention of "God's Breath" you'll find this word here for "breathed" or "breath" is the etymological same to that of latin's "spiritus" etc. it could be construed from this that the sorcerers in question are attempting to control God's gift of life, for their own will's ends (remember that to the satanist their will is their god). Suffice it to say that would be blasphemous, and that man is unqualified to control such a thing in that fashion.
Lastly, no use of "chi" is good, "chi" is ultimately connected to magic/sorcery and an integral part thereof, and the word seems to be used both for "life energy" and for devils/demons. This Doctor may mean well, perhaps, but what he advocates is nothing less than a fundamental practice of satanic sorcery from various cultures, with many "promises" and "health benefits" to tempt the average person who won't look any further into the subject.
Henry, I am elated to see the diversity of comments about my article on "Sex of the Third Kind". No matter where one falls on this issue, opening up dialogue and intelligent perspectives on sexuality enriches our lives and potentials for learning and growth. I would like to address some of the comments posted so far.
I am asking people to look at masturbation, when done knowledgeably concerning the inner workings of our bodies, as an exercise that has clear benefits to our bodily and nervous systems. It is not intended as a substitute for conjugal or paired sex, but instead as a supplement.
Tantric texts tout the numerous physical, mental, and spiritual benefits derived from male semen retention but exclude women from this benefit. Can women benefit from retention of their sexual fluid? Is there a link between female ejacutation and endocrine function similar to that experienced by men? There is no definitive answer given the variability in appearance, size, and function of the gland responsible for making sex fluid among women; however, there is some evidence linking frequent ejacutation and adverse hormonal changes, hence a possible ejacutation-endocrine cause and effect relation. This would seem to indicate that refraining from ejacutation could benefit the nervous and endocrine systems similarly to how semen retention benefits men.
Whereas certain schools of Taoism shun masturbation, other schools, especially those tied to martial arts, take a different view. Genital massage and visualizations, known as Shii Soei Ching training involving Wai Dan and Nei Dan, are practiced to fortify the body and maintain good health, youthfulness, and longevity.
I attended a Gnóstico school which is part of a mission founded by the Colombian Samael Aun Weor in the 1950's. It was based on Eastern sexuality and was not a Christian, Judaic, or Buddhist form of Gnosticism.
Regarding the Krishna reference, masturbation or paired sex as referenced in my article would be an upward movement of sexual energy. I would understand a downward movement or draining of sexual energy to be resulting from ejaculation but not from the sex act itself.
Is there an incompatibility of human chi and bio-energy cultivation in same sex relationships with respect to the natural order- How can one deny the cultivation of sexual energy and stimulation of the endocrine system in same sex activity? No matter whether our sex organs are stimulated manually, orally, anally, or genitally, the signal gets sent to the pituitary which then signals the sex glands to get in gear and boost production of many wonderful substances. Sexual energy is flowing throughout the body. Pretty optimal state to be in. There is no prerequisite sexual orientation for this to work.