Sexual energy and what it can do for you is a topic that’s gaining traction. But it’s nothing new, for hundreds if not thousands of years people have known about these benefits.

The list of people who practiced sperm retention/didn’t masturbate is ridiculously talented. Some of the greatest and most creative people that ever lived all stayed away from self-pleasure and kept ejaculations to a minimum.

Let’s take a look at some of those individuals below.

Da Vinci – Genius inventor, painter and all round renaissance man

Steve Jobs – Founder of Apple

Nikola Tesla – Genius inventor and heavily responsible for creating the world we live in today

Nietzsche – German philosopher and author

Beethoven – Famous composer

Saladin – Sultan of Egypt

50 Cent – Rapper

Mark Walhberg – Actor

Plato – Philosopher

Socrates – Philosopher

Kaka – Footballer/Soccer player

Sigmund Freud – Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis

Sir Issac Newton – English physicist and mathematician

Muhammad Ali – Boxer

Mike Tyson – Boxer

Gandhi – Spiritual leader

Dalai Lama – Spiritual leader

Miles Davis – Jazz musician

Leo Tolstoy – Author of War & Peace

Saigo Takamori – Known as the last true Samurai

Manny Pacquiao – Boxer

David Haye – Boxer

Michelangelo – Painter, sculpture and renaissance man

Pythagoras – Mathematician and philosopher

Rickson Gracie – MMA & Jujitsu Expert

Andy Warhol –  American artist

J. Edgar Hoover – Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Immanuel Kant – German philosopher

Napoleon Hill – Author of Think & Grow Rich

This list is to just name a few. These are the people that we know about because of what they’ve claimed publicly. Imagine how many more greats have or currently practice this without us knowing.

I would assume Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerburg and Bill Gates all avoid masturbation due to their knowledge of the greats. Elon Musk studied Tesla and even named his company after him, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates spoke regularly and Mark Zuckerberg is a sponge to the greats, even admitting that Steve Jobs is his idol and mentor.

I would also assume that Nelson Mandela and MLK weren’t the types to masturbate, especially as they grew up and started to read more/study the greats, which coincides with their achievements.

Success leaves clues. Any list that contains Tesla, Da Vinci and Steve Jobs I want to be a part of. If you want to get the best out of your brain, it seems as though the greats knew a secret. A secret that requires high amounts of self-control.

It’s completely up to you if you want to use this to your benefit or not.