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Week 42-What is Tantric sex?

June 12, 2009

tantraTantra is a 16,000 year old tradition, born in India as a rebellion against the belief that sexuality should be rejected in order to attain enlightenment. Tantra challenged the norms of the time by asserting that sexuality was the doorway to the divine and that earthly pleasures were sacred acts. This makes Tantric sex not just physical and emotional, but elevates it to a spiritual act.

Tantra means to expand and weave–sex expands consciousness and connects a male and female into a whole. It is seen as a dance – there is no goals, only the present moment. Tantra is expressive, meditative and intimate. It teaches lovers how to extend the peak of ecstasy so that both women and men can experience several orgasms. The focus is not on orgasm – it is on feeling.

Tantra offers ways to find sacred lovemaking that include sex techniques – from intimate conversation, to washing each other, breathing together, experimenting with erotic touch, and planning a sexual date all with a sense of ritual and excitement.

There are many things to learn about this ancient art of sexual arousal and satisfaction. Sting is an advocate of Tantra saying that it has given him a fulfilling sexual experiences sometimes lasting 8 hours.  As if that weren’t enough,  4% of the people in Croatia have tried tantric sex.

Planned Parenthood of northern New England’s Education Department carefully selects all weekly questions. All questions are actual inquiries made to PPNNE by college-aged students.

Should you have a question you would like to see included, please send an email to goddess@ppnne.org

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