Taken From www.briskodesh.org
Pgam Habris is a very strong Klipah (impure husk). Rebbe Nachman writes that staying pure from any sort of Pgam Habris, in action, thought or speech, is the main test that a person is subjected to in his life. It is therefore not surprising that many fall into these Klipas, each person according to his personal downfalls.
Even though it is a constant battle to be Shomer Habris, a person must do so for his whole life is dependent on it, both in this world and the next. The punishment for any sort of Pgam Habris is extreme. In this world, a person is brought through suffering after suffering for his actions. In the next world, the person is demolished completely for such sins. Any person in this world who is leading a happy life although he is Pogem Habris, should know that every ounce of his energy is coming straight from the Sitra Achra (the other side) and in fact his punishment after death will be many times more then those who have suffered in this world for their sins.
A person who is Pogem Habris is cut off from all Holiness in this world and the Next.
In Western Society, the various sins of Pgam Habris are looked at as if they are harmless. Even in the religious world, some of the sins, such as spilling seed, are almost totally ignored. Since people do not hear about the severity of these sins, they hardly stay away from them. Even the people that were warned that it is a sin to commit such actions look at them like an extremely minor transgression with very little consequences. In Western Society it is considered impossible to be Shomer Habris. There are even wicked people who claim that it is unhealthy to be Shomer Habris.
This is all a lie. Pgam Habris is one of the worst sins that a person can commit. A person is going to be punished for his actions even if he passed his life pretending that he is ignorant and avoiding the truth.
There is absolutely no other option other then to be a mighty warrior and battle these klipos constantly, through every up and down, until they are destroyed completely.