Wilhelm Reich believed that “It is fear of expansion
, flow, pleasure) and fear of release (letting go, becoming empty, bursting) that inhibits our breathing.” Thus Reich taught that more conscious breathing would aid “expansion” and “release”, and add more “pleasure”. (4)
Men who wish to withhold their ejaculation during lovemaking sometimes practice breathing techniques. Mantak Chia, the popular Taoist, Chi Kung teacher, and author of The Multi-Orgasmic Man, is a proponent of this.