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Lesson T75 - Tantra After Prostate Surgery  (Audio)

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T75.1 - Kundalini and Ovaries

From: Yogani
Date: April 21, 2010

New Visitors: It is recommended you read from the beginning of this tantra yoga archive, as previous lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "What is tantra yoga?"

Q: I had a radical (total) removal of the prostate gland last year. It was cancer, but it is all gone. Now I finally can get erections again, with help from an erectile enhancement prescription drug. The main question I have is regarding the fact that I have no ejaculate with orgasms. It is dry, because there is no prostate gland, and sperm cannot come up because the seminal vesicles are all tied up. So where do I fit with preservation and cultivation of sexual energy, and in tantric practices? Am I now naturally conserving sexual energy, as nothing comes out even with genital orgasm?

Since the surgery, I have also had lot of problems with urinary incontinence and impotency, bladder and urethra pain, etc. Do you have any suggestions on how yoga can help bring me back to a more normal condition in this area of my body?

A: Sperm does not play a significant role in tantric sex. There have been cases documented indicating that vasectomy has no noticeable effect on the awakening of ecstatic conductivity. Whether prostatic fluid does or not remains an open question for science to investigate. I doubt it will make a difference, as the energy is still in the system and will find its way where it needs to go with yoga practices engaged. There are many with physically compromised (or removed) body parts who are not impaired at all spiritually. As mentioned in the previous lesson (#T74), spiritual development can actually be enhanced by such losses, because bhakti (spiritual desire) can come in to compensate, and then some. Spiritual development has more to do with bhakti and cultivating abiding inner silence in deep meditation than anything. All else follows from that, including the natural emergence of the ecstatic component. Given that, you should be able to cultivate ecstatic conductivity like anyone else.

Therefore, I see no reason why you could not practice pre-orgasmic sex with the holdback technique in whatever sexual lifestyle you are drawn to. Genital orgasm without ejaculation can still create a less dramatic energetic deficit, as it does in women, so you may wish to keep that in mind when considering tantric sexual activity. The ecstatic energy is there and can be awakened in support of the spiritual journey. The brahmacharya effect can still be present - the preservation and cultivation of sexual energy.

Regarding long term healing, time will gradually bring things back into a balance, as long as you "self-pace" your practices and life. Be sure to take it easy and not press too hard. It is time to heal. Obviously, you should also seek additional professional medical advice as needed.

The guru is in you.

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