Sometimes, sex can be a little wham-bam. Let me introduce you to the exact opposite of that: tantric sex. It's that long, slow, "souls-connecting" type of sex that honestly sounds simultaneously intimidating and sexy AF. You've probably heard about tantric sex before. Maybe you have a vague sense that it involves prolonging a dude's erection which it kind of does. But tantric sex has actually been around for thousands of years and has origins in the same teachings as yoga.
What is Tantric sex? How to enjoy Tantric sex with your partner
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Tantra began in India and dates back thousands of years. For the tantric, life is a meditation. Every activity — eating, drinking, breathing, dancing, making love — can be entered into with awareness. The idea behind tantric sex in the Hindu spiritual tradition is that when sex is practiced with awareness and connection, it is a way to achieve enlightenment.
Everything you need to know about tantric sex
In practice, tantra is about enlightenment: to transcend both the sexual and spiritual planes by engaging in deeply meditative, spontaneous, and intimate sex. When you learn and practice tantra, you become more in-tune with your body, what gives it pleasure, and the way it feels pleasure. Plus, the energies you channel during tantric sex flow throughout your body and can intensify your orgasm.
Spoiler: It's not as crazy as you think. Here, experts share how to enjoy tantric sex solo or with others. Tantra is an ancient spiritual belief system that originated in India and has been around for thousands of years. Anyone can take advantage of tantra and try tantric sex.