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Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  469 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Mantak Chia reveals for the first time to the general public, the ancient sexual secrets of the Taoist sages. These secrets enable men to conserve and transform sexual energy through its circulation in the microcosmic orbit, invigorating and rejuvenating the body's vital functions. Hidden for centuries, these esoteric techniques and principles make the process of linking s ...more
Paperback, 1st edition, 285 pages
Published September 1984 by Aurora Press (first published June 1st 1948)
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James Q. Golden
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sexuality
ATTENTION: the book fails to underline that you ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS store the chi to the lower Dan Tian, and never let it gather on the head.

Besides that, and the bad editing and the silly oranges and stuff (you'll see what I'm talking about) the book is excellent. The juice could have been put in twenty pages or so, but this is how the market still works, unfortunately. The quantity of pages is still a major factor for the price of a book, when, in my humble opinion, a book should be priced on
Dec 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A lot of what this book informed me I was practicing on my own unsuccessfully for years. It wasn't until a huge failure in my practice of saving my seed for 6 months and despersing it in a unloving relationship where I finally decided to consult the masters and face the facts. THis book has detailed information and first and foremost it is comforting to know you are not the only one who is facing the same challenges and sensing the same abilities. This book is certainly not for everybody but I r ...more
Anonymous customer
Apr 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
In this book the authors demonstrate that they know a lot about the conservation and circulation of male sexual energy. In a very detailed manner they explain the techniques to circulate the sexual energy in the male body. Moreover, they convince the reader strongly of the benefits of conserving and circulating the sexual energy in the male body.

However, they fail to mention the dangers of some of these practices - in particular the dangers of the power lock method (or 'big draw') that is descri
Jul 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
I call it "my purple bible". Not an easy read, but an excellent reference book! No matter what kind of lover you are, this will make you better. This way of living builds better men (and ladies love it!). There's an American version that's easier to get. Look for Mantak Chia. ...more
Rostislav Alexandrovich
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the hardest thing to do today is to find a worthy Master,
Mantak Chia is just that...
i've started reading "Cultivating Sexual Energy" because i find it intriguing, but i have found it to be another step into unveiling the hidden reality of our being,

I've succesfully mastered 30% of the book, it took me a year, but it is worth it, and am venturing further into understanding of this human body that we posses for shortwhile, much thanks to Mantak Chia.
Harry Liu
Mar 29, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The whole book is pretty ridiculous. The author tries to mix archaic, esoteric, and exotic Chinese words with modern scientific vocabulary. The author is definitely not college educated in the Western sense because the writing has scattered thoughts, and there is no rigorous logic in the arguments. Too many loosely connected metaphors, anecdotes, and personal wish of the interpretation of this world.

However, personally I feel there is some truth in the underlying Taoist philosophy. It did provid
Yun Rou
Dec 26, 2020 rated it liked it
There is not quite as much substance to this book as the length of the volume would suggest. More, it represents an approach to the manipulation of qi which, while it can give short-term results and therefore has become quite popular, often ignores the way the body naturally works in favor of forcing our ambitions and desires upon its long-term function. Thus I would say that while it is interesting, can be fun, and offers a reasonable introduction to Daoist ideas, it's a bit of a mixed bag and ...more
Chris Healey
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Chia is one of the most accessible authors on Taoist practice. I’d previously read a very condensed version of this which basically just summarised the main exercises & practices. This title illustrates the principles in greater detail with some fascinating insights & observations too. There’s a big “nofap” movement online at the moment, which is over simplistic & dopey. All of those guys should sit down, read & digest this. There’s a lot of material in the text that offers some pretty profound ...more
Sep 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Mantak Chia's book is accessible and easy to follow. The exercises are explained clearly and there are many helpful illustrations. Some of the assertions do require more than a bit of suspension of disbelief, though. Given that he promises to reveal all secrets, it seems counterintuitive that he would then write poetically or metaphorically to the detriment of clarity. Despite that, the book is an easy and entertaining read. I'll reserve judgment on whether it's any more than that.
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well written, accessible and easily understandable basic information and instructions to Taoism and the cultivation of male sexual energy. Valuable background information given to the exercises, which are comprehensible and the benefits are noticed quickly.
Nitin Sharma
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
There is no point of reading this book as you can easily watch some YouTube videos regarding semen retention and sexual male exercises and you'll be done.

This book is more like an advertisement for "Taosim".
Bryce Axelrad
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I read this book over 10 years ago. I can now say this book completely changed my life. I have been much better at cultivating energy in my body and directing it upwards. This book added years to my life and made me more integrated with my body.
Amer Cuco
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nicely written, easy to understand and practical. The whole energy system takes some blind faith to be accepted but even if you don't believe in it or simply don't want to accept it the book is still useful.
If you are into the so-called internal arts definitely don't pass on this one.
Jordan Jackson
Apr 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Good introduction to chi energy.
Saud Al-hinai
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
An amazing technical book to save your fundamental energy. it resembles what the indian philosophers are calling "Kundalini Energy". ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sex
Highly mystical and superstitious, but with very real applicable knowledge that I have not seen explained as well anywhere else.
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awfully written, but still...
Bählul Yusifli
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A book that every man should read!
Dave McAuley
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Book on cultivating male sexual energy

This book helps with cultivating male sexual energy and allowing that Jing energy to flow freely throughout the body. Some weird and wonderful Breathing techniques are taught which are very useful and the microcosmic orbit meditation helps with visualising the energy flowing through various meridian points and to vital organs. Everything is explained in detail and I recommend those in a long-term male/female relationship encourage their partner to read
Dec 21, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish
I read this book because it came recommended and while some of the claims are rather wobbly, I found it very helfpful nonetheless. I agree with the general principles outlined.

The reason I did not finish this book is for two reasons. This is not a book I will simply read and put on the shelf, but one for reference. There is also a part with a lot of personal experiences from several people which I find uninteresting and I have little intention on reading those.
Prosper Filipe
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
It was just too outlandish for me.. but interesting nonetheless
Paul Mathews
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book...Very very informative
Bojan Avramovic
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Prirucnik za kultivisanje seksualne energije. Ako imate problem sa energijom, mozda je kultivisanje seksualne energije resenje
Detrick DeBurr
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a game changer. It really put sex and health in perspective for me... I will read more of his stuff and delve more into Sexual Kung Fu
Aug 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who has sex
Shelves: holistic
Men's version. Every guy should know this book. ...more
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Mantak Chia is a Taoist Master. He is best known for teaching his Taoist practices under the names of Healing Tao, Tao Yoga, Universal Healing Tao System and Chi Kung. Throughout decades of teaching, he has run numerous workshops, written a series of books, and published a number of training videos. For this reason, some people call him an author, a teacher or a healer. He views himself primarily ...more

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“At heart most men are as terrified of women's infinite sexualcapacity as they are fascinated by it. The general effect on men isto make them feel sexually insecure and causes them to attempt tocompensate with some other strength. Sexual insecurity may bethe primary reason men have sought physical, political, financial,intellectual, and religious advantage over woman.” 19 likes
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