Sexual energy has been an object of interest and research from the beginning of time. Sexual energy is one of the most powerful energies in the human body and is directly linked to human life force and longevity; it is tremendous inner potential. However, not many people know and have abilities to unlock this inner potential properly and use sexual energy for good. If used correctly, sexual energy may give a significant boost and support spiritual development.
Sexual energy refers to Svadhishthana Chakra, a gate to the ethereal world, and is related to sexual organs. A developed sacral chakra aids in the ability to feel and cultivate Qi and to connect with the astral world. It also helps in communication ability and establishing bonds between people. This is a level where most people have a significant amount of energy concentrated, so more "presence" of your Qi here will make others perceive you as a more important person.
In various traditions of spiritual development, there are different approaches to handling sexual energy. On the one hand, there are monasteries with strict sexual conduct, suppressing sexual energy, and monks practicing asceticism; on the other hand, Western occultists are practicing sexual orgies, like Aleister Crowley. Those orgies aimed to empower sexual energy and understand its principles, to take control and use it for various purposes. However, a lack of knowledge and wisdom led Crowley to self-destruction. Sexual energy is so important for development because, very often, it is a major stone on the way blocking the path. Everybody will stop by it, and unless one gains all the qualities and perfection of sexual energy, one will not be able to move forward.
The ascetic practice is not for everyone. Many monks fell victim to it, unable to eliminate suppressed desires from the mind and continuing to have obsessive thoughts and desires around sexual content. As a result, after returning from monasteries to daily life, they often relapse and fall into unhealthy sexual behavior, such as sex addiction, deviations, use of alcohol and substance, escorts services, etc. This behavior results from a build-up of desire, where the mind continues to reproduce fantasies when the body is unable to fulfill them. It shows that those monks did not understand the practice and shouldn't have done it in the first place. Sexual energy is very powerful, and harnessing "the dragon" is tricky, to say the least. Magi have achieved this by balancing out the energies and controlling them not by restraint but by other means.
There's a pursuit of sexual energy from the other side; the likes of Aleister Crowley's path of indulgence and Hedonism are also flawed. It's the path of a junkie, leaving a person always drained of Qi and wanting to do another sensory dose. No matter what forces they try to relate with or what rituals they do, they end up using their own life force and diminishing it.
In Magic, sexual energies are associated with the Devil, the fertility cults, and the image of the Horned Goat, Baphomet. It is said that The Devil has an absolute power above this world; he is the Prince of this world. Ordinary people cannot defy the Devil, cannot control their sexual energies, and cannot resist material and body temptations. Devil is a force that makes humans have sex and binds souls to the physical world, the Malkuth. Perfect human, who has reached enlightenment and Buddhahood, has an ideal balance of yin and yang energies in their body. Thus he gets out of the Devil's grip.
Only a Magus or high-level adept of other traditions can eliminate Devil's influence. It has to do with the refinement of your Qi and the spirit; the more flaws you have, the more attached you are to this world and to the Devil. The practice is related more to eliminating ego and working with internal darkness.
Sexual energy can be used to give growth to creativity, strengthen and regenerate health, promote longevity, and enhance energy perception and perception of the subtle world. In many traditions, sublimation for 30-60-100 days is considered necessary before serious practices. Some monks completely abstain from any sexual activity for their whole lifetime.
Sex is an instrument that can be used with benefit or bring harm. Usually, it brings harm, as with every sexual act, there is a significant energy and lifeforce potential that is lost. People living chaotic sexual lives are getting burned down, age faster, and are prone to acquiring diseases.