Only conscious efforts will awaken the consciousness. Transmutation is necessary.
In fact, if you attempt to neither transmute nor fornicate, you will end up developing in a negative way. Sexual energy will develop itself in one way or another, if we do not transmute and we do to fornicate, then we will develop Poisonioonoskirian Vibrations (poisonous vibrations). In other words, we will degenerate. Our own sexual energy will become rotten and poison our mind. This is unfortunately what happens to some 'religious' people who do not have sex, yet do not transmute either. They develop very hypocritical minds, among other things. In severe cases, a form of infantile sexual desire develops, which is the reason behind some forms of pedophilia.