Some analysts posit that the purpose of Lingam massage is to awaken one's kundalini, an enlightenment-related energy.  However, some therapy-based analysts have discussed the link between lingam massage practitioners and claims of alleviation of genital desensitization such as death grip syndrome.
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- Riedl, Michaela; Myint, Jürgen Becker ; Translated by Nikolas Win (2010). Lingam massage : awakening male sexual energy (1st U.S. ed.). Rochester, Vt.: Destiny Books. ISBN 9781594773143. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
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