Practical Guide to Going to the Mikvah
Going to the Mikvah is one of the biggest Tikunim for Pgam Habris. Even if a person is still steeped in these actions, going to the Mikvah will help him change.
Many people have a myth that most Mikvas are dirty and crowded.
is not true most Mikvas nowadays are in relatively nice buildings.
Some people are afraid to go because they are embarrassed to walk around with out clothes.
is not such an issue since no one is looking at you. Most people do not
look around at all while they are in the Mikvah. Also this is an unnatural
feeling, if a person is doing a mitzvah he should not be embarrassed.
It is only because of your sins of Pgam Habris that you are having these
reactions. Someone who has purified himself a little and goes to the Mikvah
everyday does not get embarrassed.
There are those that are afraid that they have so defiled themselves that they will not be able to prevent themselves from fantasizing in the process and they will embarrass themselves.
These people should not forget how powerful the Mikvah is and how it can protect them. They should try going a number of times when it is empty and then they will see that they do have the ability to control their thoughts.
A person who goes to the Mikvah everyday besides the great Holiness he brings upon himself, he also saves himself from many situations and tests he would have to go through if he showered in his own home, where he has problems controlling his thoughts and desires.
A person who goes everyday does not have to be embarrassed to go when he sees Keri, because he goes to the Mikvah either way.
- Find out the locations of all your local Mikvas, find out their
hours some open as early as 3 AM.
If you refuse to go then remember that all natural lakes and rivers can be used as a men's mikvah. Go to a river or the ocean. Wear your bathing suit, then when you are already in the water pull it off and do the immersions.
you can't go every day then go at least on Erev Shabbot.
It is also very important to go if you see Keri. Also if you were Pogem Habris Heaven Forbid, in any way, run to the Mikvah as soon as you can.
Erev Yom Kipor is a must. Many Mikvas offer private sessions, where only one person at a time goes in.
What to do in the Mikvah
to spend as little time as you can undressed (unless in water)
-If you want you can add as many meditations as you want, there are many on this site. Just make sure to do them only when you are in the water.
Be strong, give it a try
Here are some other websites on mikvah