What is Tantric sex?
Already much has been said about the act of sex; much has been said about passion, love and lust. Though beginners in this activity rarely think of Tantric sex, it is great if you do explore this ancient method of making love. So what is Tantric sex? Tantric sex is an ancient Hindu practice that has been going strong for over 5,000 years, and means ‘the weaving and expansion of energy’.
It is likened to the flow and ebb of tides in the oceans. It’s a slow form of sex that’s said to increase intimacy and create a mind-body connection that can lead to powerful orgasms. Tantric experts believe that if you prolong the time and effort you put into sex, you will reach a higher and more intense form of ecstasy. And it apparently works, because celebs such as Tom Hanks and Sting have said how great it is. In fact, Sting’s wife Trudie Styler once famously boasted that her husband could make love for more than 5 hours at a time!
Legend has it that Lord Shiva, the god known for his weed smoking habits invented Tantric Sex along with his wife Goddess Parvati, in order to teach humans to achieve spiritual enlightenment and Moksha through the act of sex.
In 1952, Dr. Kinsey began his pioneering research, which has shown that 1 in 10 women never orgasm at all; 4 out of 10 women reach their first orgasm through masturbation. An orgasm with a partner during penetrative sex is actually more challenging unlike what’s shown in films and novels; and it requires techniques that often need to be learned.