Hi guys I tried semen retention in my late 20s in around 2006. I had been reading Mantak Chia's books. I wasn't into porn much, but i would always imagine I'm with a beautiful gf and then we would make love in my imagination, and I would mtb and do semen retention. Sometimes I would have sex, but not shoot. Usually my semen retention can pass 1 month, and I would notice the benefits: 1) More energy and stamina (can walk 5kms without getting tired at all!) 2) Need less sleep 3) Deeper voice 4) More social, more popular (I am usually an introvert) 5) More courage (to pick up and chat with random pretty girls from street) 6) Semen retention gets easier (even during sex, you won't feel like cumming but you can bang the girl for 45 minutes until her legs tremble and she surrenders. Once a korean girl said "you're a horse" because I banged her for 45 minutes and she came 5 times and she surrendered) 7) easier to get/attract very pretty and sexy girlfriends. If I orgasm, I won't have the energy or charisma to even chat with any girl.... I also suspect I was using my sexual energy to do some mental attraction (LAw of Attraction) to attract the types of girls I was visualising.... my ex looked like one of the famous korean actress that I often imagined. The downside is sometimes(when I didn't have gf, I felt the urge to fap with semen retention) if I'm fapping too much and too long, I would feel like I have burned out all my energy, even without shooting. Another downside is sometimes the energy gets stuck in the prostate and you get blueballs and piles.....maybe the energy wasn't recirculated elsewhere properly.... My girlfriend at that time was a beautiful girl, pretty face, sexy body, and at first she couldn't understand why i don't shoot during sex. I told her that if i shoot, i can't do it for long, and I would get tired.... and if i dont shoot, I can fck her everyday for a long time till she surrenders. Slowly she started to get it - that my semen retention is how I can f for so long,and because of that she became quite supportive. But I dont know why, recently in the past few years, I had given up doing the semen retention because I started to believe that retention is bad (as it gave me piles due to the heaty energy collected near the perineum or headache if energy gets stuck in head.) And once I stopped doing semen retention, I actually started watching more porn and only fap to porn which distracts me from smen retention. So to avoid piles, I would just shoot and release the heaty energy. But recently as i look back, I can see there are more benefits to semen retention ( I compare myself with my other friends, we are in our early 40s, and I look younger than all my friends who started to have white hair, while girls tell me my face still looks like 32 - 35 and no white hair which I attribute to my only ejaculating about 1x a week or fortnightly) , so I reckon as long as i do it right and circulate the energy properly and daily, I can avoid the piles or headaches, and semen retention could help me go longer? Today is my Day 6 since my last PMO.