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How the Lack of Sex causes Cancer

Pelvic Douche

Water massages as a treatment for hysteria c. 1860.

The link between a chronic lack of good and fulfilling sex and various physical, mental and emotional problems is becoming increasingly more obvious. In the past I had already discussed how a lack of sex causes mental and emotional problems. For example, if you’ve read my article series on Understanding Women, you already know that there can be no doubt about the fact that women’s irrational, mean and often hostile behavior is linked to female sexual suppression and repression. In the first part of that series I mentioned how vaginal massages were used by physicians in the past to treat female hysteria.

Someone recently brought a website (archived) to my attention with videos on lymphatic detoxification massages. When I saw the video thumbnails on that website, the link with the water massages that were used to treat female hysteria in the past was immediately obvious to me. I’ve included some screenshots from the website below.

Lymphatic Detoxification

Lymphatic Detoxification

Pay attention to the fact that almost all of the videos concentrate on massages of the lymphatic nodes near the genital areas (near the penis, vagina and breasts). And also take note of the fact that the purpose of these massages is stress relief and to achieve strong orgasms. I’m going to explain the reason for this below.

As you may know, the function of the body’s lymphatic system is a very vital part of the immune system. In fact, one of its main functions is that of defense in the immune system. The lymph fluid which is distributed by the lymphatic system is very similar to blood plasma; it contains various kinds of white blood cells, including the very important lymphocytes which, among other things, are responsible for the release of antibodies, assisting activation of T cells, and (in the case of natural killer cells) providing rapid responses to viral-infected cells and responding to tumor formation. The lymph fluid also contains waste products and debris of cells together with bacteria and protein, and helps to rid the body of them.

Why is this important? Well, many years ago the very brilliant psychoanalyst Dr. Wilhelm Reich had already made the connection between the lack of good and fulfilling sex (the lack of good tension releasing orgasms to be more precise) and cancer. 1 Reich contends that the lack of good and regular orgasms is one of the primary reasons why people start to develop cancer. It’s also the reason why cancer of the reproductive system is so common (prostate, uterine and breast cancer). 2 According to Reich’s research, the body continuously builds up sexual energy which needs to be released regularly through orgasms (orgastic discharge). This can be compared to a respiratory system, where energy is taken in and tension builds up which then needs to be discharged in a continuous cycle (this is the life process in action; The Cycle of Life). When sexual energy cannot be discharged regularly (for example due to sexual suppression and repression in society), tension builds up and eventually starts to cause problems in the body which can manifest themselves physically, mentally and/or emotionally. 3

In the case of the lymphatic system, when this tension builds up in the genitals and cannot be released, it starts to interfere with the normal functioning of the nearby lymphatic system (causing Lymphatic Congestion) and as a result starts to degrade the body’s immune- and waste disposal system. This further leads to what Wilhelm Reich referred to as the “putrefaction of the tissue.” 4 As a result of this, the body’s immune system cannot effectively respond anymore to tumor formations. This is the link between the lack of regular sex and susceptibility to various diseases — including cancer.

So the function of the lymphatic detoxification massages mentioned above is to release the blocking tension (stress) in the tissue of (and surrounding) the lymphatic nodes — in this case the genitals. The massages assist in getting the respiratory system of the tissue working again through artificial means, thereby releasing the blocking tension and consequently stopping and/or reversing the putrefaction of the tissue (“detoxification”). Under normal and natural conditions this would have been taken care of by regularly having sex and good tension releasing orgasms.

It’s important to note that cancer is not the disease itself, but merely a symptom of a bigger underlying problem, as Wilhelm Reich also noted in the past. 5 As such, cancer can also be caused by other underlying problems, just like a headache can have various underlying causes. Like Reich mentioned, anything causing “a general shrinking of the life apparatus” can potentially lead to cancer. For example, other causes of cancer are drug abuse and malnutrition. But currently the chronic lack of good and fulfilling sex is probably one of the biggest causes of cancer worldwide, especially when it concerns cancer of the reproductive system (prostate, uterine and breast cancer). And when you consider that sexual suppression and repression in society affects women a lot more than men (because they were the primary target), it’s also easy to understand why women suffer much more from cancer of the reproductive system (especially breast cancer).

It should now be abundantly clear that the lack of good and fulfilling sex can cause various physiological and psychological disturbances inside the body. Apart from the psychological problems that sexual suppression causes in women, regular readers of this blog will probably remember that I had previously also made the connection between the lack of sex and the stultification of consciousness in my post “Thoughts on Karma and Consciousness.” So we already knew that a lack of good and fulfilling sex can make you dumber. Well, it turns out that we’ve found even more evidence for this. Some very important recent discoveries at the University of Virginia School of Medicine show that the lymphatic system connects all the way to the brain, and that this might explain the observed correlations between immune system disorders and brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and depression. 6 This no doubt also explains why “brain fog” or “clouding of consciousness” is one of the symptoms of Lymphatic Congestion. This further explains how a lack of sex can have a negative impact on your consciousness and intellect especially in the long term.

So it’s more than evident that if we want to work towards a future world with healthier and more intelligent people, it’s essential that we liberate our sexuality from all the suppression and repression that currently still prevails in societies around the world. I hope that this information also convinces you of the importance of having fulfilling sex and regular orgasms in your life.


  1. Wilhelm Reich goes into details on this in his book “The Cancer Biopathy”, which I highly recommend reading. As Reich states in his book:

    The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate convincingly that cancer, as a special form of biopathy, is inseparably connected with the problem of sexuality and with the social structure of our society. Moreover, cancer has remained an unsolved problem up to the present day because neither its sexual nor social causation has been taken into consideration. What does organic pathology have to do with sociology? is a question that we often hear. But what the sexual life of the masses has to do with politics and sociology is no longer wondered about, as it was a few years ago in Europe. On this subject, sex-economy has succeeded in breaking down the wall of traditional thinking.

    Astonishment and incredulity were the reactions I had from many other circles whenever I referred to cancer as a sexual biopathy or a sex-starvation scourge. These reactions were a clear sign that the cardinal point of our work had not been understood, namely, that diseases generated by sexual stasis are severe biopathic diseases of the organism. The cancer biopathy is one of the diseases in which chronic disturbances of human sexual economy are manifested. Cancer is a sexual biopathy (sex-starvation disease). Sexeconomy and cancer research are, therefore, inseparable. Character analysis, vegetotherapy, and orgone therapy may appear to be different methods of treatment, but basically they are one and the same biotherapy at work in a unitary organism. They complement each other and have a common root in the biosystem. Their superficial differentiation corresponds to the artificial differentiation of the total organism into biophysical, characterological, and physiological functions.

    The connection between disturbances in the discharge of sexual energy and cancer has not been carefully examined. However, experienced gynecologists are aware of the existence of such a connection. Respiratory disturbances and muscular spasms are direct consequences of an acquired fear of sexual excitation (orgastic impotence). Poorly charged, spastic organs or organs with insufficient respiration develop a biological weakness that renders them highly vulnerable to cancerproducing stimuli of all kinds. Organs that function in a biologically natural manner resist the same stimuli. This is an obvious and necessary assumption. The clinically established findings of deficient biological charge, muscular spasm, and reduced external and internal respiration give the concept of “cancer disposition” a tangible content. I now want to show how discoveries in sex-economic clinical practice prepare the way to cancer research. The sex-economic examination of character neuroses revealed again and again the crucial role of muscular spasms and their devitalizing effect upon the organism. Muscular spasm and deficiency in orgonotic charge are felt subjectively as “deadness.” Muscular hypertension, resulting from chronic sexual stasis, regularly causes a decrease of organ sensations, to the point where the individual feels dead. This process corresponds to a block of bio-energetic activity in the affected organ. The blocking of biosexual excitation in the genitals, for instance, is accompanied by spasm of the pelvic musculature, as in the uterine spasms of frigid and neurotic women which frequently lead to menstrual disturbances and pain, polypous tumors, and myomata. Spasm in the uterus has no other function than to prevent the biosexual energy from being felt in the vagina. Spasms inhibiting the free flow of plasmatic currents affect particularly the annular musculature, e.g., in the throat, at the entrance and exit of the stomach, in the anus, etc.


  2. As Reich states in his book “The Cancer Biopathy”:

    Cancer of the genital organs and cancer of the breast are far more common than cancer of any other organ. The sex-biopathic nature of cancer emerges unmistakably from this fact. If considered in conjunction with the prevalence of sexual frigidity in women, this finding is merely an expression in cancer statistics of the disturbances of the sexual functions, which were known to us for a long time from our sex-economic clinical practice. It is precisely this relation between sexual pathology and cancer statistics that leads to an important conclusion: The local cancerous process is a manifestation resulting from the damaged sex-economy of the organism. Consequently, the elimination of cancer requires a radical change in the entire sexual hygiene of the population. In the face of this conclusion, the statements of many cancer specialists do not sound very logical.

    Many women suffering from genital tension and vaginal anesthesia complain of feeling that “something is not right down there.” They report having experienced during puberty the familiar signs of biosexual excitation, itching and prickling, and having learned to combat these excitations by holding their breath, with the consequence that they no longer felt anything. Later, they typically relate, they began to feel a sensation of “deadness” or “numbness” in the genitals, which worried them. Since the biological state of the organs is mirrored in organ sensations, we must impute serious significance to such descriptions for the evaluation of somatic processes. The sexual inhibition commonly found in women is responsible for the prevalence of breast and genital cancer. In countless cases, this inhibition may be present for decades before it takes the form of cancer.


  3. As Reich states in his book “The Cancer Biopathy”:

    In the practice of orgone therapy, we see not only character-neurotic disturbances but also, quite routinely, schizophrenia, epilepsy, Parkinson-like disease, rheumatic and cancerous manifestations. An organic disease may emerge during treatment or develop later, recalling early evidence that foreshadowed it: for example, the spasms of the pelvic musculature that occur so frequently in women, usually resulting in the development of benign tumors in the genital organs.


  4. As Reich states in his book “The Cancer Biopathy”:

    My cancer patients made me acutely aware of what I had been seeing for the past twenty-four years, the devastation of sexual disturbances. There was no getting away from it, no matter how I tried: Cancer is a putrefaction of the tissues, occurring while the body is still alive and caused by pleasure starvation of the organism. It was not simply inadequate research methods or therapeutic errors in biology that had been responsible for the overlooking of this extremely simple fact. I had stumbled upon it only because I had to remain consistent as a sex-economist; I had to follow the consequences of sexual disturbances wherever they led. What is really responsible for this oversight is our whole way of viewing life: our moralism, the sexual crippling of our children and youth, the moralistic prejudices in medicine and education, in short, our fear of life and our blindness to it, attitudes that we have handed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. We have outlawed the most important life function [sex]; we have stamped it sinful, even criminal, and denied it any social protection. In addition to that, we have added an unpardonable deed: we have tolerated and still tolerate the presence of those things that hinder natural love-life—pornography, sexual gossip and defamation, sexual compulsion, and medieval sex laws. Filthy fantasies, whether hypocritically moralistic or openly sadistic and pornographic, still determine how our children are brought up and whom we should embrace. We have lost our trust in the natural laws of life and now we are beginning to notice the consequences.

    The important question that confronts us now is, What happens in the tissues and the blood as a consequence of biopathic shrinking? In other words, in what way does the general shrinking of the autonomic system produce the local growth? I venture to anticipate: The general consequence of biopathic shrinking is putrefaction of the tissues and the blood. The growth of cancer tumors is only one of its symptoms. This finding needs detailed clinical and experimental documentation, which will be provided elsewhere.


  5. As Reich states in his book “The Cancer Biopathy”:

    These findings had the greatest significance for the orgone therapy experiment. They showed that symptoms of an advanced cancerous state can exist in the organism without conspicuous local manifestation. This confirmed my earlier view that cancer consists essentially in a general shrinking of the life apparatus; the local tumor is therefore only one of the symptoms of the disease and not the disease itself. These findings also proved that standard medical training does not enable the practicing physician to diagnose cancer prior to the appearance of conspicuous local phenomena.


  6. From an article on Neuroscience News“Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System” (June 1st, 2015):

    In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on its own, but the true significance of the discovery lies in the effects it could have on the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis.

    The unexpected presence of the lymphatic vessels raises a tremendous number of questions that now need answers, both about the workings of the brain and the diseases that plague it. For example, take Alzheimer’s disease. “In Alzheimer’s, there are accumulations of big protein chunks in the brain,” Kipnis said. “We think they may be accumulating in the brain because they’re not being efficiently removed by these vessels.” He noted that the vessels look different with age, so the role they play in aging is another avenue to explore. And there’s an enormous array of other neurological diseases, from autism to multiple sclerosis, that must be reconsidered in light of the presence of something science insisted did not exist.

    Like I explained above, unreleased sexual energy is causing tension in tissue inside the body which degrades the function of the lymphatic system, which, as a result, is then unable to transfer waste out of the body (in the above example regarding Alzheimer’s, the protein chunks cannot be transferred out of the brain). As mentioned in the above article, we can start to see the vast number of diseases that we’ll be able to eliminate once we manage to eradicate every form of sexual suppression and repression from society so that every individual can have a normal and natural sex-life starting from early childhood. ↩︎

Additional Notes


  1. Karel Donk's Blog » How the Lack of Sex degrades your Intelligence (24/05/2017)
  2. “Women cheat because they LOVE their husbands” — Karel Donk (27/08/2019)


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