Semen Retention and testosterone: secret warrior hack or hoax

Exploring the world of semen retention testosterone can be a challenging journey.

Many are at a loss when it comes to grasping this practice and the consequences on well-being.

Semen retention testosterone. It’s an unfamiliar term for most.

The shift from not knowing about it to fully grasping its potential benefits is what separates the uninformed from those who truly understand men’s health. But if you don’t comprehend how semen retention impacts testosterone levels, you’ll never reach this level of knowledge.

Navigating through these complex concepts isn’t easy folks.

This fear of misunderstanding or doing something wrong often discourages people from delving in.

Hans here! I increased my testosterone to 1254ng/dl and have been maintaining high T naturally. I’ve turned myself into an Alpha Energy Male.

An Alpha Energy Male with high energy, fast recovery, high sex drive, and confidence.

This is why I research obsessively, experiment and write, and have been doing so for the past decade.

Hope you enjoy and join me on this journey.

Why do we want to be an alpha energy male?

Being an alpha energy male is synonymous with possessing both high testosterone levels and abundant energy. Consequently, the question arises: what exactly is the significance of having elevated testosterone and energy levels?

Because high T and energy make us feel incredible and powerups our motivation, drive, confidence, and sexual function.

A life without high T and energy isn’t a life worth living.

What we’re going to discuss

Understanding Semen Retention

Semen retention is all about willfully avoiding ejaculating during sexual activity or edging. But don’t get it twisted; this doesn’t mean you’re abstaining from any form of sexual pleasure – just the grand finale. Semen retention can also be done through no fap.

This lifestyle choice has some potential health benefits attached to it, with one key advantage being its impact on testosterone levels and specifically androgen sensitivity.

The Science Behind Semen Retention and Testosterone Levels

Let’s talk about semen retention, a practice that involves intentionally avoiding ejaculation. It has been practiced for centuries in traditions like Taoism and tantric sex.

How Semen Retention Affects Testosterone Levels

You might be wondering how prolonged semen retention could raise your testosterone levels. Well, there are studies out there suggesting an increase in these hormone concentrations after periods of abstinence from releasing sperm.

A study, for instance, showed that participants who had refrained from ejaculating for three weeks experienced an increase in their testosterone levels (R). Clear squares are non-abstained. Black squares are after abstaining for 3 weeks. There is roughly a 50-70ng/dl difference. Not that big of a deal honestly.

semen retention testosterone 3 weeks

This increase in testosterone concentrations may have resulted from enhanced sensitivity to anticipatory cues since testosterone secretion increases in anticipation of sexual interaction. So ultimately, the higher testosterone might have been an enhanced sensitivity to the erotic stimulus and great arousal.

Another discovery was made at the seven-day mark: men practicing semen retention experienced an impressive 146 percent surge in their testosterone levels. 

semen retention testosterone 7 days

However, testosterone went back to baseline by day 8. So it was just a random spike. Some people would recommend busting a nut every 7-8 days to prevent testosterone from dropping again, but that doesn’t make any sense.

From the 2 studies that we have, semen retention might not have a dramatic effect on testosterone.

However, it doesn’t have to increase your testosterone to have benefits.

No fap testosterone Reddit reviews

A year ago when I was fapping like crazy my testo was at 276 ng/dl (slightly above the lower end of norm). Now, after 4 months of SR it’s at 880 ng/dl (above the higher end of norm). Can’t say if it’s SR, but I’m definitely not stopping 🙂 (R)

He also tested his total testosterone during the streak, which was 968 ng/dl.

At 18 i went to the doctor and had test levels around 175ng/dl. So i was far below average. Tried semen retention and got up to 350. Stopped semen retention and dropped back down to 200. (R)

Why semen retention is still important even if it doesn’t increase testosterone (for you)

Instead of watching porn and edging all day because you’re horny out of your mind, rather focus on other things, like lifting weights, doing a hobby, getting out in nature, getting sunlight, starting a side hustle, etc.

If you replace sedentary indoor time with active time doing testosterone-boosting activities that actually make your life better…you’ll experience a higher testosterone-richer life.

Semen retention and porn abstinence can dramatically enhance your:

  • Motivation 
  • Desire and drive
  • Focus
  • Sensitivity to visual cues (women)
  • Sensitivity to auditory cues (voice)
  • Massively increase testosterone release when you do have an actual sexual encounter
  • Brain function (remove brain “safety”/feelings of inhibition)
  • Confidence
  • Unsatisfaction (this might seem odd, but you become unhappy with suboptimal life conditions and with high T, you’re focused on changing that)

Mental Benefits of Practicing Semen Retention

There’s more to semen retention than meets the eye. Retaining semen can bring mental benefits in addition to physical ones, boosting overall health and wellness.

Ejaculating semen retention proponents cite several psychological advantages tied to this practice. Let’s explore some key ones below:

Stress Reduction and Anxiety Control

The first on our list is stress reduction – an area where practicing semen retention shines brightly. When you’re not constantly seeking sexual release, testosterone levels rise in your body leading to reduced anxiety and stress levels.

This study suggests that higher testosterone levels could be linked with improved mood regulation – a valuable asset for navigating through life’s ups and downs.

Ramped Up Motivation Levels

Semen retention isn’t just about avoiding ejaculation; it’s about channeling that energy into other productive areas of life. This self-control you’ll gain has been known to increase motivation across various aspects like personal growth or career progression.

In fact, elevated testosterone levels have been directly associated with increased drive according to this research paper. So if you’re looking for ways to raise those ambition bars high while keeping distractions at bay, prolonged semen retention might be worth considering.

as an anecdotal report i’m on TRT and my levels are 1200-1400 ng/dl which is 2x higher than the average young male. But from my experience being on semen retention on TRT makes me feel 10x better and more masculine than being on TRT without semen retention. I think semen retention somehow activates androgen receptors and makes your body more sensitive to testosterone rather than directly increasing it. (R)

I’m new to SR but after ten days of doing it while on TRT I also feel way different(better) than usual on TRT alone. Thanks for sharing this. (R)

Libido is higher. Females are prettier. My emotions are stronger (particularly emotions concerning anything romance-related – e.g., listening to sappy music) (R)

When I do SR, I experience the SR benefits. I don’t think SR benefits are related to T at all. (R)

Once your willpower begins to supersede your desires, you will have a magnitude of confidence that exudes through your posture, skin, eyes, tone and your mental clarity before everyone. Very rarely will someone be able to intimidate you with words.

Physical Advantages of Avoiding Regular Ejaculation

The practice of semen retention, where ejaculation is consciously avoided, isn’t just about mental and spiritual benefits. There’s a physical side to it too that’s equally fascinating.

Impact on Athletic Performance

If you’re an athlete or simply someone who enjoys staying fit, here’s something interesting: avoiding regular ejaculation might actually give your performance a boost. Testosterone plays a vital role in muscle development and strength – crucial factors for any athletic endeavor.

This study, among others, suggests there could be physiological benefits manifesting as improved athletic prowess due to increased testosterone levels from practiced semen retention. Further research is necessary to draw reliable conclusions regarding the potential benefits of increased testosterone levels from practiced semen retention. Besides the potential for enhanced sporting abilities, though, abstaining from sexual release has other notable perks tied to it.

Interestingly, one of the most frequently reported benefits among those who practice semen retention is an increase in muscle hardness and even an increase in muscle mass and strength.

Semen retention muscle and physical changes Reddit reviews

I am in the process of retaining, and i am physically showing symptons of raised testosterone.

– Bacne developed all over my back
– +3.5 LBs of lean muscle mass in past 45 days (very good for a seasoned lifter)
– Anger Impulses
– haven’t had any anxiety in 2 weeks (testosterone suppresses anxiety source: Andrew Huberman)
– motivation to accomplish shit;
– joy in completing difficult tasks
– traps increased in size (traps store most of testosterone supply)
– all of my lifts have gone up +10%

That’s a pretty damn good placebo effect. Nah its not placebo because its mostly physical changes. This is why i am curious about semen retention and testosterone. After 60 days of this, I am noticing these changes. i am going to get my testosterone tested, although i do not have a baseline level. (R)

in the year and a half I had all these 90 day streaks it feels like I completed an unfinished puberty despite being at an age when your puberty is finished.

At age 22 my voice got noticeably deeper, penis erect length went from 5 inches to 6 1/2 inches and my muscles started to look more denser and full and my social anxiety completely disappeared out of nowhere (social anxiety is a classic low t beta bitch boy trait)All of these massive changes happened despite only small changes to my T levels. This leads me to think there is truth in Semen Retention affecting the sensitivity of Androgen receptors. (R)

But if I had to go with experience, intuition and patterns of data I have gathered I am confident that SR does something to testosterone or gives effects related to having high testosterone like a deeper voice, different body smell, faster nail and hair growth, more attraction, better pumps in the gym, faster recovery rate from gym, increased muscle hardness, stronger erections, enhanced mood and better thinking abilities.

I could go on and on, but these are the things I experience on SR and are peculiarly similar to what people on TRT report on the TRT subreddit. (R)