“Knowing others is intelligence.
Knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.”
– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Sexual energy, also referred to as ovarian and testicular energy by Taoists, is the powerful creative energy generated by the reproductive organs.
Morals and Ethics
A strong foundation of morals and ethics will protect your sexual energy.
Morals – Your personal idea of right and wrong.
Ethics – How you conduct yourself based on your morals.
Morals and ethics keep you afloat and prevent you from getting washed away in the secular wasteland of illusion and delusions.
Although sexual energy is cultivated through training and healthy diet if morals and ethics are not part of Spiritual practice, sexual energy exercises cannot take you far. Individuals lacking certain morals and ethics always end up losing sexual energy.
If you have to justify your actions with an internal dialogue it probably means you’re doing something you shouldn’t do.
Reading books on Taoism, doing the recommended exercises and eating the right foods will not prevent the loss of sexual energy in an individual who lacks compassion, honesty and kindness. Where there is the harboring of resentment, envy and hate in the heart the loss of this energy is inevitable.
Obsession with the power of sexual energy often leads to manipulation of the vulnerable. Some go as far as using esoteric techniques and rituals to suck energy from their partners during sex. This form of vampirism creates an evil, uncontrollable energy that may lead to insanity or implosion. Anyone that engages in sexual vampirism or uses the power of sexual energy to manipulate others or engages in sex magick (magic) with bad intention will eventually lose the energy.
Without a moral and ethical foundation of honesty, compassion and love one will not reach far when cultivating sexual energy.