Forbidden Asia by Hans-Jürgen Döpp

By Hans-Jürgen Döpp

Since The Turkish Baths (1863) through the French painter Ingres, the some distance japanese lady has, to many, been a logo of out of succeed in or forbidden pleasures. Seafaring explorers, army adventurers and straightforward travelers from Europe over the centuries have all been enthralled through the unique nature of the Asian girl, her foreignness accentuated by means of the mild pallor of her epidermis. therefore arose the parable that she, of all girls, was once in ownership of the data of sure sophisticated pleasures.

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Mural displayed in sections 34 35 By doing this, a subtle alchemy is achieved: the man receives Yin from the woman, who obtains from him the pure essence of Yang. For this reason, coitus reservatus is considered in Taoism and Tantrism to be the most subtle form of sexual union, because it allows the crossing of the divide between masculine Mural displayed in sections 36 37 and feminine energy. The creation of a new life is not the principal aim of the sexual act. It is more to do with an identification with cosmic forces than with the forces of life.

It is more to do with an identification with cosmic forces than with the forces of life. The ‘theory of juices’ holds that sperm passes through the spinal column directly to Mural displayed in sections 38 39 the brain. During the 17th and 18th century, European medicine laboured under the same misapprehension. How painful it must have been to be a young boy masturbating and believing that doing so would lead to a degeneration of the spinal chord and a drying-out of the brain! Mural displayed in sections 40 41 Whilst ejaculation provides a mere instant of pleasure which is very swiftly lost and finishes in the relaxation of the entire body, a buzzing in the ears, tiredness of the eyes, and a dry throat, coitus reservatus or coitus interruptus provokes a growth in vitality and an improvement in all the senses.

Mural displayed in sections 34 35 By doing this, a subtle alchemy is achieved: the man receives Yin from the woman, who obtains from him the pure essence of Yang. For this reason, coitus reservatus is considered in Taoism and Tantrism to be the most subtle form of sexual union, because it allows the crossing of the divide between masculine Mural displayed in sections 36 37 and feminine energy. The creation of a new life is not the principal aim of the sexual act. It is more to do with an identification with cosmic forces than with the forces of life.

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