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Dear Dhananjay,

I read that sexual stimulation not followed by ejaculation causes prostate cancer and other problems and this often happens to men who pratctice sex without ejaculation.

Although I do my best to keep my mind pure, sometimes I become sexually aroused for a few minutes and get a slight erection when some female friends hug me or touch me friendly.
What should I do when this happens?
Are arousals of this kind not followed by ejaculation harmful on long-term?


He who holds on to the Atman (self) through regular and honest Sadhana with surrender to God develops the immunity to remain untouched by external stimuli. The methods to be employed to maintain Brahmacharya are available in past answers.

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Questions concerning the practice of 'Brahmacharya' to know the self, & the means required are dealt with here.


The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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