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    Sex and Chi

    So, Sugar Ray Robinson used to say that his trainers liked him to abstain from sex for at least 3 weeks prior to a fight because sex weakens the legs. The YMAA Book on Qi Gong has a similar statement about sex, well- at least semen retention- stating that every time you know you, um... er--- basically you release a bit of your original chi- and that a big part of Qi Gong is transforming that stuff into a life-sustaining elixir. Now my high school track coach used to say that there were two modes of thought on this topic. (A) that it's ok because you'll be more relaxed and the endorphines help you through the pain (B) the release will weaken your legs... his resolution was that it was up to the athlete to decide what they wanted to do.

    So- here it is, what are your thoughts? Should you abstain to conserve chi, or it doesn't really matter because chi hippies are full of crap. Thoughts and responses?



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    I try to avoid it before class. I have no aggression for hours afterwards.

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    For Hung and all that low movement, I definately notice the difference between abstaining and not. It can still be done, but doesn't feel nearly the same to me.
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    The question is, does the man who's just had sex have the same need to impress the ring girls as the man who hasn't had sex for 3 weeks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterKiller View Post
    I try to avoid it before class. I have no aggression for hours afterwards.

    same here. i get really relaxed but i can definately feel a change in my energy output. now....before work is a whole nother story...if at all possible thats a must.

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    I am a married man, what's this "sex" thing you all are speaking of ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro_ronin View Post
    I am a married man, what's this "sex" thing you all are speaking of ?
    thats too bad for you

    shoulda married a nympho with morals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    thats too bad for you

    shoulda married a nympho with morals
    Oh, you know Tanya do you?
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    haha. possibly, i do know of A tanya...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    haha. possibly, i do know of A tanya...
    The one I know can suck start a 747
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro_ronin View Post
    The one I know can suck start a 747
    hmm, not sure whether to be impressed or scared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    hmm, not sure whether to be impressed or scared.
    Both bro, both.
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    Well, my friend, there's sex and there's making love (kinda women thing) ...

    The point is can you focus and would you get distracted by emotional involvement (making love) or addicted to sexual act (non emotional but physically draining)?

    Once again, use in moderation. BTW, your baby fat content usually replenishes in 24 hours if you are health and young.

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    I think you only get the after sex benefits right after sex and up to a few hours, so unless you want to rub one out in the locker room right before the big fight, I'd go with option 'B'. Also you get better after sex benefits if you abstain for a while before you release. So if you did it every day you wouldn’t get much of a benefit when you need it.

    There is also a difference between have sex with yourself and someone else. You can feed off of the energy of a good sexual partner, and counteract some of that Chi drain.

    Abstaining periodically does leave more energized, so instead of an every day thing, I’d go with a once a week thing. If you go too long you’re likely to get addlebrained.

    These are ofcourse all just personal opinions and do not reflect Chinese medicine or thought.
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