Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Sexual Kung Fu: Transcendent Orgasm


by Jamal Ashley Abbas


To come or not to come (?), that is the question that concerns practitioners of Taoist sexual kung fu. In Taoism, the life force energy is hugely concentrated in the male semen. The conservation of this energy is thus imperative. For monks, celibacy is the traditional way but there is a more practical way – the path of the Seminal and Ovarian Kung Fu.

Western Practice


Although the Judaeo-Christian tradition relegates women to the background in terms of sexual prowess, Western practice through the ages shows otherwise.


In Greco-Roman mythology, Zeus/Jupiter punished a mortal seer for daring to say that women were the better lovers. The seer reasoned that women could enjoy sex better and longer because they could come or have orgasms many times more than men could.




Jupiter and Olympia


And the best proof for that is Singaporean-American Annabel Chong’s record-setting feat of having sexual intercourse with 251 men in 10 hours. The feat was done in January 1995 in Los Angeles. It was documented by video and was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.


While Western (and Western-influenced) men blame Eve for the Fall of Humankind from Eden, they would not acknowledge women superiority in terms of sexual endurance and stamina. The amorous exploits of Don Juan, Cassanova and their like are kept alive in literature, films and other mass media products.


Eastern Concepts

The Tao Te Ching is the bible of Taoism, which was compiled around 400 BC, two centuries after the death of its foremost proponent, Lao Tzu. By following the Tao (the Path or the Way), one can achieve harmony in the Universe. The Way is the balance of opposites – the Yang, the Male or Active Principle and the Yin, the Female or Passive Principle. Man is mostly Yang and Woman is mostly Yin. To achieve harmony, Man needs the female force while Woman needs the male force. The exchange of these Life Forces occurs during sexual union and peaks during orgasms.


The Book of the Tao predates other famous sexual treatises like the Kama Sutra of ancient India, the Ananga Ranga of Mughal (15th/16th century) India and the Perfumed Garden of Muslim Arabia.


What sets out the Tao from the other tomes is its concept of the seminal and ovarian fluids as storage of the vital force or qi (pronounced chi). Both males and females ejaculate during orgasm. But while the males spew out their semen-essence, the females retain their bodily fluids within and even get the males’ fluids. Thus, while the males lose their vital energy, the females get even stronger from their own orgasmic secretions and the males’ powerful seminal fluids.


Sex Hormones


Sex hormones are what transform girls into full-bodied women and boys into muscled and bearded or mustachioed men.


Most of the sex hormones are produced by the testes and the ovaries. The principal hormones produced are the testosterone for males and estrogen for females. But the adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys, also produce sex hormones. The adrenals affect the body’s metabolism, the chemicals in the blood and certain body characteristics as well as the individual’s coping mechanism against physical and emotional stress.


Modern research has shown that men with high levels of testosterone, high sperm count and viscous semen are more immune to diseases than men with lower testosterone levels, low sperm count and watery semen.


On the other hand, Western medical science has established that women enjoy higher immunity and resistance to diseases (example, there are much more men with AIDS than women), recover more quickly from sickness and generally live longer than men.


Sex hormones are steroids and can be considered as great medicine against diseases and aging. Sex hormone production is best stimulated through sexual intercourse. Thus, the Tao prescribes ways to enhance the process of love-making.


For women, hormone production also happens during pregnancy. But for males, sexual intercourse is the only way to produce hormones in good amount.


However, ejaculation in males throws away all those precious hormones away. If, for example, the enhanced production of sex hormones by the adrenals is not ejaculated, they would enter the bloodstream, and would do their stuff like preventing hair loss, skin wrinkling, poor muscle tone, arthritis, rheumatism, impotence and other disasters associated with aging. (Sex stimulates secretion of cortisone in the adrenal cortex and thus prevents rheumatic pains.)


Taoist Dilemma


The Taoists knew the importance of sex not only for procreation but also for health and well-being. The ancient Taoists therefore elevated the sexual act into an art form like a dance or a ballet. Even the terminology is very creative. The male organ is called the Jade or Coral Stem or the Male Stalk or the Turtle Head or the Heavenly Dragon Pillar.


The female organ is variously called the Jade or Coral Gate, the Vermillion Gate, the Jade Pavilion, the Golden Lotus, the Receptive Vase, etc. The Clitoris is called the Pearl on the Jade Step or the Jewel Terrace.


Sexual Intercourse is termed The Mist and the Rain or The Cloud and the Rain or the Delight of the Couch. Orgasm is referred to as the Great Typhoon or the Bursting of the Cloud.


But the males lose a big amount of qi or life force after every orgasm. Expending too much qi brings about aging. And for the aged, expelling so much qi/life force can be fatal.


Thus, the Taoists were faced with a dilemma: How can men have sex and thus produce as much qi but conserve it instead of expelling it? It must be noted that in a single ejaculation, a man loses more than 200 million sperm cells while a woman does not lose a single egg cell.


Controlling ejaculation


The solution to the dilemma was to control the frequency of ejaculation without reducing the amount of intercourse. The ancients concluded that on the average, men must not come more than twice a month or 24 times in a year.

The Book of the Tao illustrates the many ways of enhancing the union of the Yin and the Yang without depleting the Yang qi of the male. Sexual intercourse became a battle of the sexes where points are gained not by beating the opponent but by giving more pleasure to the other.


A Different Kind of Orgasm


An emperor in ancient China must have protested that long hours of intercourse would be boring without a climax – an orgasm. And so the Taoist monks discovered a way to achieve orgasms without ejaculation. They call it Drawing the Nectar Up to the Golden Flower.


For the man, the nectar is the semen about to be ejaculated and the golden flower is the Crown charka, the energy center located just below the scalp. For the woman, the nectar is her own fluids plus the essence of the male semen.


According to the Tao, the very potent semen does not have to go to waste. Both men and women can transform it into its essence – the ching qi or sexual energy – and draw it up towards the crown chakra to achieve a spiritual orgasm.


Mantak Chia, the Thai-born Taoist master who popularized Taoist sexual kung fu in the US and elsewhere through his numerous books and seminars, claims that he has made love thousands of times but ejaculated only once – to impregnate his wife, a medical technician and his co-author in the book Healing Love Through The Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy (Huntington, NY: Healing Tao Books). The couple even gave a seminar in Manila about a decade ago.


The Microcosmic Orbit


For the Taoists, the individual is a microcosm of the Universe. Everything is within. To achieve mind/body/spirit harmony, energy must flow along the microcosmic orbit (see illustration) and thus empower the various chakras.

MICROCOSMIC ORBIT


To achieve transcendent orgasm, before reaching the point of ejaculation, the male must direct the essence of the ching qi or sexual force upwards through the energy points situated along the spinal column until it reaches the crown chakra. Afterwards, the energy should be directed downwards through the major charkas until it reaches its point of origin – the perineum which is located between the anus and the genital. This completes the microcosmic orbit. And then the next round of lovemaking begins.


For the female, at the edge of orgasm (hers or his), she tightens her sex organs and squeezes the male essence out of the Male Stalk and combining with her own juices, she should direct the same upwards along the microcosmic orbit.


Each time the ching qi arrives at the crown charka, orgasmic sensations would occur. According to Mantak Chia, by the tenth “draw up the golden flower”, the couple or individual would achieve an orgasm that would be “spiritual or psychic and would be beyond time and space”.


A Taoist proverb says, “A Sage will practice the Tao. A fool will only admire it.” Which one will you be?

SARAH MILES & KRIS KRISTOFFERSON


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Published in Mr.& Ms. Magazine (with different pictures) February 2006

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