The term sexual transmutation sounds a little confusing from the get-go. Is it some form of mechanics? Is it something to do with gender? The truth is, it’s none of those and actually more to do with transferring your sexual energy into something else entirely.
Of course, nobody wants to have so much pent-up sexual energy that they’re about to burst, but allowing it to build to a powerful yet not overwhelming level could give you enough energy to pour into a creative project that will bring you major gains.
If you’re keen to learn more about sexual transmutation, including exactly what it is, how you can do it, and the theory behind it, read on!
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The simplest definition of sexual transmutation is the art of converting sexual energy into another form of energy that can help some part of your life.
Let’s break it down. When you have a certain amount of sexual energy building up, it can be difficult to think straight. It can be a hindrance to productivity and makes it hard to really get much done without mistakes.
However, when you harness the power of that sexual energy and pour it into something else, the results might just surprise you.
The word ‘transmutation’ basically means that you’re taking one type of energy and turning it into something else. You’re taking sexual energy and turning it into creative energy, as one example.
A person who is using sexual transmutation will let their sexual energy build up; not to the breaking point, but to the point where they feel they’re reaching it. They purposely don’t indulge in any sexual activity because doing so would go against the whole idea. Then, when they reach the right particular point, they pour all of that into something that is constructive. [Read: Emotional wellness and the roadmap you need to live your life with intention]
So, how does sexual transmutation help us? Many people use sexual transmutation to achieve better sporting or athletic results, others use it for creative reasons, such as painting, writing, or dancing.
It really comes down to what you want to pour the energy into. But many people believe that it really gives you an edge. Of course, you could also argue that sexual transmutation helps you to appreciate sex when it does happen! [Read: How to know if someone is thinking of you sexually and desires you]
Of course, it’s not going to happen for you overnight. Building up sexual tension and using it for something else is an art that needs practice.
But, when you dedicate time to it, you may find that other parts of your life benefit. You can be selective and you utilize the tension you’re feeling whenever you need to.
Sexual energy can be defined as creative energy, and it’s building up inside of you all the time. Of course, many people allow it to be released through physical sex, while others let it build up. You can encourage this build by meditation or exercise, as two main options. [Read: Everything you need to know about orgasmic meditation]
When you’re feeling a little aroused shall we say, rather than using that energy and having sex or masturbating, try focusing your mind on something else, i.e., a problem you need to fix. We mentioned at the start that when you’re feeling full of sexual energy, it can be hard to think straight. But when you learn how to use sexual transmutation, you’ll find it easier to channel that energy into something productive, rather than allowing horny thoughts to derail your day or fog your mind.
Using sexual transmutation in the right way can make it easier for you to solve problems, to have healthy and fulfilling relationships, to boost your performance at work or in a sporting situation, the list goes on. [Read: How to stop overthinking your life and go from overthinker to relaxer]
It can be really hard to pinpoint what sexual transmutation is clearly. It’s all very well and good saying ‘it’s turning sexual energy into something else’, but it doesn’t make it totally clear in your mind.
It’s one of those things that you should experience yourself or understand deeply, to really know what it’s about.
To help shed a bit more light, let’s look at how sexual transmutation is actually done.
The first step in sexual transmutation is to be totally in tune with your inner self and aware of how you’re feeling in any given moment. Using mindfulness practices can be very useful. They keep you in the present moment and stop you from thinking back to the past or jumping forwards to the future. [Read: How to be present and learn to find your actual zone of calm perfection]
You need to be totally aware of your own sexual energy, so that you know when it’s building up.
How does that feel to you? Well, it varies from person to person. This is why self-awareness is so important. You have to know what it feels like for you as a unique and individual person.
The easiest way to start learning how this really feels it to note when you’re feeling a little horny. It really can be that simple. Rather than having sex or masturbating to release that tension and feel good for a second, do something else.
Go for a run, do some gardening, clear out the cupboards, basically do something that requires energy and focus. By doing that, you’re harnessing the power of your sexual energy and pouring it into something else, while allowing it to build at the same time. [Read: How to find yourself when you feel like you’ve lost your way]
Many people who learn how to use sexual transmutation use meditation, and they focus on specific chakras *chakras are small circles of energy within the body that are aligned in a straight line from under the pubic bone all the way up to the top of your head*.
These are energy centers within the body. The best chakra to use for sexual energy is the sacral chakra, which is located a small distance above the pubic bone.
You could also use the heart center instead and direct all of your energy throughout your body. The best way to learn how to use chakras is to visualize them within your body. Know where they are and then learn the colors. The sacral chakra is often labeled as orange. [Read: A step-by-step guide to chakras and tantric sex]
When meditating, visualize the sacral chakra and see it as full of sexual energy. Then, visualize this flowing around your body. Many people also use chanting or movement during their meditations, but this is an entirely personal deal.
Some people don’t even use meditation, but if you want to really get into the crux of sexual transmutation, meditation and focus will help you go that extra distance towards success. The idea is that you’re harnessing the power of your sexual energy and transmuting it to another part of your body or mind using the different chakras in your body.
Normally, you would release sexual energy via actual sex. In this case, you’re going to pour it into something else. The most effective way is by pouring your energy into something artistic or creative. That is because sexual energy is so akin to creative energy. [Read: High sex drive -15 scientific reasons you have it and what to do]
Moving your energy from one place to another is done with practice, but you need to visualize it moving to get it to actually do what you want.
Don’t worry if it doesn’t quite work the first time. Practice as much as you can and focus your mind. If you don’t want to pour your energy into something creative or that avenue isn’t working for you, go for something athletic.
A workout in the gym, a swim, a run, these are all ways you can channel and move sexual energy from one place to another and could give you some fantastic results as well. If you want a new personal best time, this is the way to go!
The reason this works is that when you’re sexually aroused, you’re actually more creative of mind. Allowing that to build means when you sit down to do something creative, you’ll notice more ideas coming your way. [Read: The many benefits of exercise on your mind, body, and libido]
A good way to start trying sexual transmutation is to use tantric edging. Once you’ve tried the simple techniques of becoming more aware of your sexual energy and allowing it to build, this is a good option to really start transferring your energy to another place.
You’ve no doubt heard of tantric sex but maybe you’re not too sure what it is. It’s a spiritual type of sexual practice but anyone can try it.
In this situation, you actually do have sex but you don’t allow yourself to climax. Yes, the first few times you do it you’ll probably be a bit frustrated, but stick with it. Take yourself within the smallest fraction of orgasm and then stop. Wait. Don’t move.
The idea isn’t the same as orgasm denial because you’re actually not going to allow yourself to orgasm at all here. You’re going to stop and then you’re going to use that energy that’s built up in such a major way to do something differently. [Read: What is edging? Find out how to orgasm better and harder than ever]
Tantric edging is fantastic for boosting inspiration and creativity but it’s also great for giving you more energy.
So, if there’s something creative that you want to do, or you simply want to have more stamina on your next morning run, try tantric edging and use the pressure you build up during sex to power you forward.
The good news here is that you’re not actually going to be denying yourself anything – you get to have sex and you get to orgasm! But, you need to go into sex with a very clear idea of what you want to achieve when using sexual transmutation.
In some ways, this is a form of manifestation. Maybe you want to be able to finish the last couple of chapters of a book you’re writing or you want to find the confidence to go back to school.
Before sex, visualize that goal and make sure it stays in your mind. As you orgasm, pull that thought to your mind and focus on it. [Read: 12 life questions to help you visualize your future]
How does this help you achieve your goal? You’re creating what is known as a tulpa in Tibetan mysticism. You’ve moved the energy you’ve just released during your orgasm towards manifesting that goal. The sexual energy you’ve built up will push you toward achieving it.
Another way of redirecting sexual tension is to use breathing techniques. Sit down somewhere comfortable and close your eyes.
Breathe in deeply through your nose and then out deeply through your mouth. As you breathe in, visualize your sexual energy collecting in one place, be it your genitals or as a visualized ball in your stomach, and then as you exhale, picture it being directed towards something you want to achieve, e.g. a creative endeavor. [Read: What are the five senses of sexy lovemaking?]
This is a common question and the answer is no! Sexual transmutation doesn’t mean that you become celibate and use your energy in other areas.
It means you’re allowing that energy to build and release it in other ways, whenever the time is right. That doesn’t mean you can never release sexual energy in the regular way, i.e., by having sex or masturbating. If you want to do so, go for it!
However, it’s true that the more you allow that energy to build, the more effective it will be for whatever endeavor you’re pouring it into.
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Sexual transmutation might be a confusing subject when you read about it. But in practice, it’s actually quite simple. Moving sexual energy from one place to another really just comes down to avoiding the usual release and pouring it elsewhere. If you want to experience the results, why not try it for yourself?
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