Occasional fasts check emotions, calm the passions and help in the practice of Brahmacharya. Have a cold hip bath. get up at four in the morning and practise meditation.Keep the mind fully occupied. If the sexual energy is transformed into Ojas or spiritual energy by pure thoughts, it is called sexual sublimation in Western psychology. The sexual energy purified and changed into divine energy by spiritual practices, by entertaining sublime thoughts of God. The seminal energy has flown upwards into the brain as Ojas Shakti. The practice of celibacy is not attended with any danger or any diseases or any undesirable results such as the various sorts of ‘complex”.
(pgs. 16-17, Sermonettes of Swami Sivananda)