Sex Is Medicine ~ Ask a Sexologist!

Do you have questions about sexuality, spirituality, tantra and healing? We are here to answer them! Join us the last Thursday of every month for “Ask a Sexologist” where our panel of ACS certified sexologists and certified Authentic Tantra practitioners will answer YOUR questions about sexuality, healing, pleasure and personal growth.

In this episode, certified sexologists and CATP Karen Craig, Lucia Vasquez, and Rosie Bitts join Devi Ward Erickson to answer the following questions about sexuality:

  • Can therapy make sexual healing more difficult?
  • Can Tantra help with social anxiety?
  • How to make self-pleasuring exciting
  • Does Tantra include porn?
  • Does semen retention matter if you have a vasectomy?


Watch the interview below:


 One question we were wondering about is whether the topic of semen retention might apply differently to men who have had vasectomies. Do you think the loss of energy/vitality from too much ejaculation is mainly due to the loss of sperm (which wouldn’t occur with men after a vasectomy – ejaculation there would just be prostatic fluid), or would it be more related to the energy dip from the act of ejaculating itself (regardless of the composition) and maybe the resulting release of various hormones and refractory period? Or is it more of an abstract, energy-related effect? I find this topic very interesting, and am starting to actively explore it in my own life.


Answer from Devi Ward Erickson:

The loss experienced due to excessive ejaculation is multifold. Physically it has to do with the vitamins and minerals contained in semen that become depleted  through frequent/excessive ejaculation.
Semen is only one percent sperm; the rest is composed of over 200 separate proteins, as well as vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, calcium, chlorine, citric acid, fructose, lactic acid, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vitamin B12, and zinc . Levels of these compounds (including sperm count and mobility) vary depending on age, weight, and lifestyle habits like diet and exercise 


It requires a lot of energy to replenish those vital, life giving substances. When the ejaculation frequency exceeds the body’s ability to replenish easily, the body will “steal” these buildings blocks from other organs in order to resupply the semen.


Also, yes, you are correct on that the climactic orgasm usually associated with ejaculation releases prolactin and causes “drowsiness” and a dip in energy.


Energetically you are emitting life force energy. Semen is quite literally baby batter, so physically and energetically it literally contains the building blocks of life itself.


The issue with ejaculation for most men is the frequency. Ejaculating infrequently can be supportive and healing. Ejaculating every day will be debilitating.

About Karen Cornick

Karen Cornick, B.Msc., J.D., helps men, women and couples rediscover their power, authenticity and capacity for deep connection, intimacy and love. Karen is a Certified Metaphysical Practitioner, Certified Authentic Tantra® Educator and Practitioner, as well as a Certified Sexologist.

About Lucia Vasquez

Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner trauma informed, ACS Certified Sexologist, Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach, majored in Business Administration Management, as well as background in alternative medicine somatic healing bodywork, dance, art, and BDSM/Kink.

As a sexual abuse survivor, I bring my own experiences as well as working with others who have experienced trauma, to share, guide and heal to become balanced and awakened in the body, mind, spirit and sex.


Learn more about Lucia on her website HERE

About Rosie Bitts 

Rosie Bitts is a multi-award winning performer, producer, author, educator and Tantrika. She is one of the pioneers who brought the art form of burlesque to Vancouver Island and has since taught hundreds of women this beautiful and fun creative art form as well as performing for thousands of people across N.America.  She is a certified practitioner of Authentic Tantra (one of the only government certified programs in the world), a sexologist and pleasure activist and has loved mixing Tantra into both her personal and professional life.

Aside from performing and creating, Rosie’s passion is teaching people how to connect with their inner sexy, love their bodies, and lead their most sensual and fulfilled lives. She offers classes, workshops and retreats online and all over the world.


Learn more about Rosie on her website HERE

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