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Tantric Sex: What Is It?

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Believed to date back more than 5,000 years, Tantric sex is an ancient Eastern spiritual practice. Its purpose: enlightenment. The philosophy doesn’t just apply to the bedroom, but to all aspects of life. In the Tantric view, sex and orgasm equal the peak of spiritual awareness.

Tantric sex is meditative, spontaneous and very intimate lovemaking. With Tantra you learn to prolong the act and focus on powerful orgasmic energies that move through you, thereby raising your level of consciousness. When Shiva, male energy, and Shakti, female energy, come into a sexual union, it’s believed to be the highest point of enlightenment.

Tantric sex is based on breathing, eye contact, body centering, and other Eastern philosophies. In contrast to standard love making, there is no final sexual goal in Tantra, only the present moment of an ideal, harmonious union. Tantra teaches you to worship your sexual partner and in the process, transform the act of sex into a sacrament of love.

Tantra can help couples bring their sex lives to their fullest potential. People who bring Tantra into their bedroom claim the sexual techniques make for a more fulfilling relationship all round. Love-making lasts much longer the tantric way. Instead of a few minutes the whole process can lasts hours. As your sexual connection with yourself and your partner deepens, your desire for sex increases and the quality of your sex life greatly improves.

One goal of tantric sex is to expand your orgasms from local genital one to whole body experiences. These expanded orgasms allow participants to feel energy rushing throughout body and into the crown of their head.

You can prepare for tantric sex now, even if you're not in a relationship. Start a habit of meditating. This teaches you to switch off your mind and let go. Surrendering is important to fully receive sexual pleasure. A good technique to master alone is relaxing into an orgasm while masturbating. Instead of tensing your thighs and muscles to achieve orgasm, bring yourself to the edge, then let go and melt into the orgasm. Relaxing helps the waves of pleasure spread throughout your being.

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