You think about celibacy? Ask yourself why first, what do you need it for?
The root of suffering isn't sex at all.
I'm not talking about what daoist sex alchemy say because it is not my path. If your spiritual path involves specifically in that, then ofc you need sexual retention, not celibacy. I'm sure any of us never practiced semen retention aka "orgasming without ejaculation" and even if you tried you probably failed. We have zero proof of spiritual embryos, and chinese superstition of "limited ejaculation per life".
From my point of view, very little atm, awakening comes from a simple contemplative practice, if well done. So I do not need forced and artificial practices to.hold my sperm. But, we can share different opinions and that's fine, so I talk about something more physical and emotional.
So, I asked you why did you think about celibacy in the first place.
But let's ask No Fap users about that. They abstain from fapping because they believe it will heal their condition, but actually the root of their problem is something else. They're weak, sick and unhealthy. An healthy man who workouts and have a good diet do not need no fap to begin with. Understand my point?
If you're healthy, strong and do a spiritual practice combined with yoga (dhyana and asana) or qigong and you reach your "goals" (altho there are no real goals per se...) in your contemplative practice, what's the point of celibacy?
I say, free yourselves. Free your spirit and your sexuality too. The problem isn't desire but your attachment to it, your addiction to sex would be a problem in your diet Sex is healthy. You enter a trance state during orgasm and that's very good. You only lose nutrients during ejaculation, not spiritual energy. Easy to recover if you eat well. I feel always energetic after both sex and masturbation because I have no bad belief behind it. Peace