I have / had been practicing semen retention tequniques for about a year and a half due to a book I purchased by a Qigong master. My origianal intention in doing so was to avoid loosing Jing and thereby becoming Jing deficent, promoting health, longevity, ect... .
It sounded great but here has been the problem ever since beginning this practice. I believe the practice has caused a great deal of problems for me. I noticed that I became increasingly sex obsessed, distracted, unfocused, irritable, ect... .
Becoming quite frustrated I read an article online recently about the dangers of semen retention, and stopped the practice. I noticed that a began to feel "normal" again. Yet if loosing Jing is not good for a man, and if it shortens his longevity and reduces his health I don't want that, but neither do I want the associated mental and emotional agitation that I had been experiencing while practicing retention.
I would appreciate any advice and input in this matter. Was I doing something wrong in my practice of it possibly, or is it not something that is good to do?