I just went 30 days without ejaculating, and it literally improved every aspect of my life. No joke.

This is my story.

And yes that’s me on top of the waterfall. I had amazing sex without ejaculating just 5 minutes before that photo was taken, and in that moment I felt incredible.

Semen retention for the win!!

No ejaculation for 30 days - semen retention benefits by TaylorJohnson

You’re probably here because you’ve heard that there’s something more to this whole sex thing… something powerful…

You’ve probably heard of NoFap, Semen Retention and maybe even sexual energy transmutation. You might even be considering trying something like this yourself.

I’m writing this specifically to share my journey with you so you can know what to expect if you try something like this, and so you can know what preparations you should make so you can get the greatest results.

For context, here’s what these 30 days sexually looked like for me:

    • Regular sex with my girlfriend
    • Regular masturbation
    • Zero porn
    • Zero blue balls
    • Multiple non-ejaculatory orgasms
    • Zero ejaculations

Let’s get to it…

 

Days 1, 2 and 3 – Refractory Period

(Day 1 was the first day after I had an ejaculatory orgasm).

Most people think the refractory period lasts about 15 minutes after an ejaculation, but the truth is the physiological and neurochemical effects of ejaculation last for days.

From a biological and evolutionary perspective, when you ejaculate, you “complete” your body’s primary objective of being alive – to procreate and keep the species alive. This ejaculatory orgasm releases a flood of hormones and neurotransmitters that tell your body to relax. Mission complete. Chill out and take it easy.

That’s fine, and it can be beautiful to relax into this, but this relaxed state is not a state of peak performance.

So, if the impact of an ejaculation lasts for days, and most men ejaculate multiple times per week, logic would argue that most men are living in a state of non-peak performance.

During these first few days I experienced lower sexual desire, lower passion, less motivation and less zest for life in general. This would have been fine if I was on vacation, but during these days I really wanted to be on point. I also noticed that I was more irritable than usual, more distractable, and less confident.

I didn’t have sex during these 3 days – I was in a long-term relationship at the time, and after I ejaculated during sex with my girlfriend, I usually didn’t want sex for a few days after.

These first three days were relatively anticlimactic… :p

Days 4-7 – Return to Baseline

My energy levels increased, and my sexual desire came back.

The fog of ejaculation hangover lifted, and I felt an increase in clarity, motivation and passion for life. My creative fire returned, and all sorts of business and collaborative ideas came flooding in.

I had sex two times during these days – it was beautiful, pressure-free sex. I didn’t have to focus on not ejaculating and retaining my semen because the “pressure to ejaculate” hadn’t really built up yet (in part because of the Tantric, Taoist & physical practices I was doing).

Here’s what I did:

    • Daily Sexual Qigong for at least 10 minutes
    • Cardio at least 3 times per week (running, or bike riding)
    • a 1.5 hour yoga class at least once per week
    • Weight training at least twice per week
    • Meditation 3x week for 20 minutes minimum

Why all that?

Because it feels good, AND because when you go for an extended period of days without ejaculating, it’s not enough just to not ejaculate. You’ll have to do something to integrate the build up of energy into your body so it doesn’t drive you mad – especially if you’re used to ejaculating multiple times per week. This will make or break your semen retention practice.

Most men who try the practice of semen retention experience major benefits in the first 7 days. I believe in this practice so much that I created a 7-day Semen Retention Challenge that’ll give you the tools for an powerful semen retention practice. Over 500 men have gone through so far, and the feedback I’ve gotten has been amazing. Also, it’s free.

Try it for yourself:

Days 8-11

First major benefits & first major challenges.

I experienced a massive upgrade in my life clarity/vision during this time. It felt amazing. Also, women seemed more attracted to me… I noticed that people in public started to notice me more. It was as if I was emanating or radiating something that they were drawn to.

A lot of energy was building up inside me – and the practices of yoga, qigong, meditation and physical exercise felt crucial to my survival – they were the pressure release valve that allowed me to be thrive.

If I didn’t do those practices, my excess energy would have built up into overly-charged aggression and frustration, or it would have stagnated, and possibly turned into feelings of sadness and despair.

Sex was more challenging during this time because my body had a strong urge to ejaculate. I had to be on point with my energetic circulation practice, and I had to ask my partner to pause a number of times during sex so I wouldn’t go over the edge.

Every time I had sex I immediately followed up with exercises to avoid blue balls, and I’m happy to say that I didn’t experience blue balls once during these 30 days. If you signed up for my 7-day semen retention challenge above on this page, you’ll get an amazing free tool for avoiding blue balls.

Days 12-15 – Everything Intensified

I had more energy, more clarity, and more drive, AND my physical urge to ejaculate increased too.

When I had sex or self-pleasured I had to be VERY careful to not come close to the point of no return (ejaculation point), because the pressure was high.

There was too much energy in my system. Qigong and yoga wasn’t enough to integrate, and I needed to release, but ejaculation wasn’t an option because I was committed to going for 30 days.

The only thing that worked for me was intense, daily physical exercise (going on an intense run or lifting weights at the gym or both).

These days felt like work. They weren’t easy.

This was the first time in my life I had gone for 30 days without ejaculating, and it felt like a lot, but I was committed. 

Day 16-20 – The First Big Wins

My life purpose became more clear, and it integrated into my body in a way I had never experienced before.

I literally felt my life purpose in my body as physical sensation.

It felt amazing.

It was like an internal compass that guided me through every moment of my day. It steered me away from situations that would have drained my energy, and towards situations that supported my life vision. This wasn’t an intellectual thing, I felt this in my body.

Interestingly, I received a huge job opportunity during this time that would have netted somewhere around $10,000 (I’m a professional photographer & filmmaker during the day). Long story short, I didn’t take the job because it didn’t feel aligned with my purpose, passion and mission. If I had not been retaining my semen during this time, I would almost certainly have taken this job out of scarcity mindset. Turning down this job was a pivotal life moment for me…

Sex…

Sex became easier and more enjoyable during these days because my sexual response system was finally realizing that ejaculation wasn’t the goal of sex.

It’s one thing to intellectually know this, but it’s another thing to go a period of time having sex without ejaculating so your body gets used to this – so it becomes the new normal.

During these days I didn’t have that same build up of sexual pressure that I felt at the end of the second week… This energy was finally integrating into my body, and it felt amazing.

Days 21 – 29 – THE Big Win 

I experienced a major shift in how my body & mind dealt with the excess energy I had from not ejaculating.

Instead of feeling like there was too much energy in my system, the extra energy naturally integrated into my body, mind and spirit. It brought me increased power, clarity, confidence, creativity and drive. It was like getting the flashing golden star in Super Mario Brothers, except that it kept going.

Literally everything in my life was better.

I experienced deep ease, peacefulness, vibrance, clarity, power, purpose, integrity, connection and presence in levels I haven’t experienced before.

I felt alive in a new way, and it was fucking incredible.

From day 20 to day 30, sex was wild. Everything from soft sensual lovemaking to f*cking like wild animals, and I didn’t have to work hard to not ejaculate because the extra energy was starting to integrate itself on autopilot.

I still had to do Sexual Qigong and Yoga, but my body was starting to exist in a fundamentally new way, where it automatically integrated extra sexual energy and pleasure into my entire body.

It felt like I was a different kind of human.

Day 30 – I Felt Amazing

And I wasn’t ready to ejaculate.

I wanted to get away from any internalized program of expectation around ejaculation, so I waited until my body felt like a full yes to having that experience. That finally happened on…

Day 32 – I ejaculated.

The 10 seconds of spasmatic pleasure were nice, but honestly they weren’t as pleasurable as the entire past month.

Post-Ejaculation Note from Day 32 (written one hour after ejaculating): After ejaculating I’m feeling a sense of ease, satisfaction and release in my body, mind and spirit. I can also tell that my ability to direct my creative energy into writing is not as refined as it was before… but that’s okay. I am a go go go person, and experiencing this release and ease every once in a while is good for me. I can also tell that my energy isn’t going to drop as much as it would have if I were ejaculating more frequently.

To be clear, I do enjoy ejaculations. They’re incredibly hot, fun, and there’s nothing like ejaculating inside your partner. There’s also nothing like the experience of having sex and not ejaculating. Both are incredible.

My Takeaways:

Before this 30-day period I ejaculated roughly every 7-10 days. Now because of this experience, my ejaculation frequency is going to change. Ejaculating once every 14-21 days feels more appropriate right now. That’s the timeframe in which I experienced the most benefits of this practice.

These 30 days changed my life. 

I HIGHLY recommend trying this, even if you only go for 7 days without ejaculating. Remember that most guys experience major benefits or semen retention after just 7 days of not ejaculating.

Sign up for my 7-Day Semen Retention Challenge and try it yourself.

 


 

*Note – I originally wrote this article in 2018. I have since updated it in 2020 to include my new semen retention challenge, and the video below. Since writing this article I have gone 30 days without ejaculating many times, and I’ve found my ideal ejaculation frequency to be about once every 12 days.

The Benefits of Not Ejaculating for 30 Days – (Explained in-Depth)

In Closing…

If there’s one thing I want you to take away from this article, it’s that your sexual energy is POWERFUL, and when you build it and treat it with reverence your entire life will change.

Reach out with any questions – you can contact me here.

Cheers brother!

-Taylor

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