Last year during one of my courses, a young man, 29, who was suffering from ED asked me if there were any yogic practices that could help his condition.
ED is considered a normal condition in older people, but in young men it is not.
There are many factors such as stress, lack of interest in sex, smoking, drug and alcohol usage, and poor health etc. that can contribute to ED.
However, lately another major factor has been identified.
When this young man asked me for an advice, I remembered reading an article which stated that the ED in young men had been linked to the watching of porn frequently and that’s why, the number of young men who were asking their doctors for a pill was on the rise. So I asked him if he had been watching porn. He said ‘yes’. He looked embarrassed.
Porn is not normal sex. Instead, it is the most disgusting, degrading, low, disgraceful, and vulgar display of unrealistic sex. Sadly, it is so widespread and so readily available that over a billion people, including children as young as five, watch porn online at any given time.
Watching porn dulls your brain and distorts your thinking. Your brain and mind get so conditioned to the unnatural acts of sex that the normal sex looses its charm, and it no longer stimulates you, and thus the ED.
But the consequences of watching porn are not limited to ED. It affects your physical and mental wellbeing. It can ruin relationships. It lowers your enthusiasm, self-esteem, and interest in life. The list can go on…
I explained this to him, and recommended that he stopped watching porn. He said he would.
After six months he came again to a course I was teaching. He thanked me. He was happy. He looked more confident.
The regular practice of yoga enhances and improves all functions of the body including sexual.
The Kegel exercises, which actually originate from tantric yogic practices, are very helpful both for men and women to enhance sexual function, stabilize pelvic floor, and improve overactive bladder. You can search for Kegel exercises online. <3
Sex and food are the two oldest instincts in all forms of life for renewal, survival, and pleasure.
From yogic point of view, sex is sacred. The Sacred Stones of Shiva Lingam and Yoni, worshiped in Hindu Temples and households, represent the Cosmic male and female creative energy which is necessary for renewal of life.
Yoga is not against sex. Yoga encourages sacredness, respect, and honour between partners. However, yoga does warn against over-indulgence in sex. <3 <3