Monday, December 29, 2008

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex

The health benefits of sex extend well beyond the bedroom. It turns out sex is good for you in ways you may never have imagined.
When you're in the mood, it's a sure bet that the last thing on your mind is boosting your immune system or maintaining a healthy weight. Yet good sex offers those health benefits and more.

That's a surprise to many people, says Joy Davidson, PhD, a New York psychologist and sex therapist. "Of course, sex is everywhere in the media," she says. "But the idea that we are vital, sexual creatures is still looked at in some cases with disgust or in other cases a bit of embarrassment. So to really take a look at how our sexuality adds to our life and enhances our life and our health, both physical and psychological, is eye-opening for many people."

Sex does a body good in a number of ways, according to Davidson and other experts. The benefits aren't just anecdotal or hearsay -- each of these 10 health benefits of sex is backed by scientific scrutiny.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Practical Samadhi

A Living Tantra reader asks Shambhavi the following question: "I have been to the mountain top…nirvikalpa. Two and a half years ago. And since I have experienced other levels of samadhi. Yet lately I feel I am whithering on the vine. For 5 and a half years I have lived in an apartment complex that is entirely out of sync with my life, who I am. Two years ago a new neighbor moved in and since I have been falling further and further away from satya. There is such a feeling of discontent."

In his answer, Shambhavi points out:
The litmus test of any spiritual experience is what did I learn about Reality, and how am I showing up in the world now. Can I stabilize and integrate new understanding into my everyday life? This is where regular sadhana and the guidance of a teacher are crucial. Read more

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Art of Ear Kissing

Suzie Heumann, founder of Tantra.com, answers this reader question: "The subject of ear kissing is largely unexplored. There is so much I have experienced in this field and yet I find very little expounded upon on this beautiful subject. What comments do you have regarding this?"
... The ear, as in any erogenous zone, should be approached slowly, with a little teasing. Try a soft breath to start. Get close to the ear that is about to enjoy being the object of arousal. With slightly open lips, spread your warm breath around the ear and behind it. Read more

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tantric Techniques for Pleasing a Woman

Tantric techniques for pleasing a woman are not simply about where to kiss or lick or rub or how hard or how fast, nor is it about harder, longer erections, says Tantric Practitioner and Sexual Healer Nancy Ibsen.
Improving your ability to please a woman is very like learning to play a musical instrument. It takes practice, patience and experience to make beautiful music. You master the basics before moving on to advanced techniques. Here are some good basic practices for you to start with. Read more

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Om: A Tool for Self-Realization

The Om mantra can be a tool for self-realization, but only if it's pronounced and used correctly.
The Vedic tradition considers Om/Aum to be supreme mantra, the most sacred of holy words. Also known as pranava mantra (primordial mantra); and is considered to represent, as a symbol, the primal sound or ether, which according to vedic scriptures, is the first manifestation of the unmanifest Brahman(god): Read more