It seems to me that your conception of the the brahmacariyā is informed primarily (and almost wholly) by Hindu notions, and only secondarily (and almost incidentally) by the Buddha’s teaching. In the latter the mind is what it's all about and the yogic preoccupation with physiological matters is almost wholly absent.Shaswata_Panja wrote:In Indian spiritual systems which emphasize on self-effort, the single greatest barometer of progress is sexual continence..Male ejaculation is verily like the male equivalent of the female period/bleeding.
Take menstruation, for example. In contrast with Hindu Yoga texts (and even more so with Jewish and Islamic ones) where there are reams and reams of prescriptions and discussions about purity taboos, the appropriate sequestering of a menstruating female, and the ritual ablutions and suchlike that she has to perform to regain her purity, in the Vinaya Piṭaka the Buddha takes no more than two paragraphs to deal with the matter. The first is an allowance for menstruating bhikkhunis to make use of a sanitary cloth; the second is a specification as to the cloth's size. That’s all he found it necessary to say on the subject.