Do you want to know why women have sex with men with tiny little feet? I am stroking a book called Why Women Have Sex. It is by Cindy Meston, a clinical psychologist, and David Buss, an evolutionary psychologist. It is a very thick, bulging book. I've never really wondered Why Women Have Sex. But after years of not asking the question, the answer is splayed before me.
Meston and Buss have interviewed 1,006 women from all over the world about their sexual motivation, and in doing so they have identified 237 different reasons why women have sex. Not 235. Not 236. But 237. And what are they? From the reams of confessions, it emerges that women have sex for physical, emotional and material reasons; to boost their self-esteem, to keep their lovers, or because they are raped or coerced. Love? That's just a song. We are among the bad apes now. Read more
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
According to a new book, there are 237 reasons why women have sex, and most of them have little to do with romance or pleasure. Could this explain why so many women find sex frustrating and unfulfilling?
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Nauli Kriya, the isolation and churning of the abdominal muscles, is a technique used to master the prana in the solar, lunar, and central nadis used in Tantric, hatha, and kriya yogas, as well as laya/kundalini yoga. Tao Semko demonstrates Nauli Kriya, and mentions some safety precautions.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Suzie Heumann, founder of Tantra.com, explains how men can use easy and fun techniques to train themselves to last longer, choose when they might ejaculate (or not), and experience multiple orgasms without ejaculating.
... The Tantrics and Taoists, in particular, have developed, over thousands of years, simple, relatively easy and obviously fun techniques to help men train themselves to last longer, choose when they might ejaculate (or not) and experience multiple orgasms without ejaculating. Orgasm and ejaculation are two separate physiological experiences. They don't necessarily go together, it just seems that way.
The interesting part about achieving ejaculation mastery is that it is the basic practices of self-control and breathing that is fundamental to success. The same is true for learning yoga and meditation. Breathing, focus and the self-control to move forward and accomplish each step to mastery is the universal 'juice' to many of life's worthier practices. Read more
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The Llewellyn Journal discusses the subject of Tantra with Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati), the author of books such as A Chakra & Kundalini Workbook and Ecstasy Through Tantra. Dr.Mumford is a genuine Tantric initiate and has been writing and teaching for four decades. After reading this interview, you will know about Tantra than many long-time practitioners.
The Llewellyn Journal: Dr. Mumford, your initiated name is Swami Anandakapila Saraswati. Your first book, Psychosomatic Yoga, was published in 1962. At that time there was very little interest in the spirituality of the East, although it exploded during that decade. Why do you think the popularity of Eastern spirituality has grown over the past 40 years?
Dr. Jonn Mumford: The 1960s represented a tremendous opening of the Western mind to concepts of Yoga, particularly through the popularization of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and his popular Transcendental Meditation or "TM" movement.
However, the soil in America had already been richly fertilized by Swami Vivekananda visiting at the turn of the nineteenth century and then by Swami Rama Tirtha who visited America shortly after Vivekananda. It is also worth remembering that American counter-cultural movements from the transcendentalists to the beats were drawn to Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. But it was not until the 1960s that teachings became widely available to the general public.
There is a popular belief is that no one, outside India, attempted to practice or integrate Tantra until the Post World War II period. However in 1906 the "Tantrik Order In America" published the International Journal: Tantrik Order. The copy I saw was a lush, 200-page journal. It had a cover in rich red, gold, and black, and was full of translations of Tantric texts and articles eulogizing love. Read more
Opening your heart requires no special talent, effort or ability. By following a few simple steps you can fully experience the peace, calmness, and happiness that's already within your heart. Here is a meditation that can be used each morning to experience the feelings that arise when you allow your heart to be open and activated by your breath.
Research is continually showing that meditation is beneficial to our life and our health. Meditation helps us to take a distance from what is going on in our mind and our life rather than constantly being immersed and controlled by it. It helps us to be more focused and reduces stress. Opening your heart is a simple step you can take towards accepting things as they are and being more open to others and the blessings of life. This is a meditation that can be used each morning to center yourself and to open your awareness in a positive way.
Start by quietly sitting and focusing on your breathing. Relax and allow your breath to come naturally in and out. Begin by focusing your breathing toward the area of the heart. This means that your mental focus as well as your breathing focus is in the area of your heart behind your breast bone. Take ten minutes to sit and focus your heart breathing while you let your mind experience the feelings that arise when you allow your heart to be open and activated by your breath. Read more
Thursday, September 17, 2009
If you're someone whose introduction to Tantra was through Tantric sex, Tantra teachers Lokita and Steve Carter explain how to extend your Tantric practice beyond sexual techniques.
... Over the past 20 years, the term "Tantra" has become equivalent with sex. But those who think Tantra equals sex may miss the point. While there are some advanced practices involving intercourse, Tantra is not an assortment of sexual techniques and positions designed to produce bigger, longer and better orgasms.
The point of tantric practice lies beyond the techniques and methods, when we are 100% present, our mind stops, our ego disappears, we become one with all, and enter into vast emptiness and stillness. Then we are absorbed in the blissful state of being. Some think that they can only get there in sex, that's why there's been such a focus on Tantra's sexual practices. But the good news is that we can bring this ecstatic experience into all aspects of our life! That's where tantric practice really begins. Read more
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Hindus are upset that Hollywood celebrities seem to think that Tantra is just about sex. First of all, who takes Hollywood celebrities seriously anyway? They're just for fun. Secondly, Hindus who welcomed celebrities' interest in Hinduism, but insist they must take it seriously and not just flirt with its terminology and concepts, are forgetting that a flirtation is often the beginning of a relationship.
Hindus are strongly critical of “Hollywood types” who apparently think and describe of Tantra as just sex.
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Tantrism was a major channel in Indian religious traditions and besides Hinduism, it also exerted considerable influence on Buddhism and Jainism. Sankaracharya had mentioned the names of 64 Tantras.
Few days back, musician-model-actress Coco Sumner (Stardust) contradicted the tantric-sex sessions of her parents Oscar nominated musician Sting (Cold Mountain) and actress-producer Trudie Styler (Moving the Mountain); MTV award winner Heather Graham (The Hangover) recently claimed of venturing into tantric sexual healing; BAFTA winner Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation) reportedly practiced the art of tantric sex with boyfriend; the stories circulating about Sting and his wife Trudie having marathon eight-hour tantric-sex sessions for many years; Oscar nominated Woody Harrelson (The People vs. Larry Flynt) reportedly had been linked to it; referred to in television and movies like ”Meet the Fockers”, “Sex and the City”, ”American Pie”, etc. Read more
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The nearly-forgotten penis-lengthening method known as Yugmapad-Asana can add a dimension of satisfaction to a sexual encounter hitherto unknown to most couples.
While millions of people around the world are familiar with Tantric sex and may even have a copy of the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana in their night table, few are aware that there are a number of other far more advanced Eastern sex-enhancing techniques and manuals in existence. One technique of particular interest and practical applicability dating to the second century A. D. Mahayana Period is a nearly-forgotten penis-lengthening method known as Yugmapad-Asana. Literally translated as “posture to enlarge penis to service large vagina women,” this technique was once the purview of wandering yogis who are said to have traveled the Asian countryside scantily clad or naked, practicing their ascetic disciplines and demonstrating their prowess in this sacred, transcendental technique. Then as now, this method–once mastered–can add a dimension of satisfaction to a sexual encounter hitherto unknown to most couples, and can virtually save a relationship involving the sexual satisfaction of an older woman. Read more
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Magic is the art or science of causing changes in the world through will alone. Many people try conventional magic and have little or no results. They simply don't have enough passion, but sex provides the greatest amount of passion easily available to the magician. Sex provides energy by creating a tension that is released in orgasms. Dr. Elsbeth Meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver offer a practical approach to sex magic.
Sex Magic! What is it? How does it work? Actually, does it really work? It's been talked about and practiced in some places on the globe for millennia. Yet what relevance and implications does it have for us today?
I came across sex magic in the context of my tantric studies and teacher training a number of years ago. That is when I learned about the power of sexual energy as creative force and how to cultivate and channel that energy. I learned to marry my orgasmic energy with an intention to manifest what I wanted to bring into reality. Read more
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Suzie Heumann explains the curious association of the G-spot and the upper palate.
I often teach that to find where the G-spot is in a woman, and how it might feel, you can simply put your thumb in your mouth and feel the rougher, ridged area just beyond your teeth, on the top part of your mouth. Beyond that ridged area is the upper palate and halfway between the ridges and the upper palate is the area that is analogous to the G-spot. I find it fascinating that the interior of the mouth seems so close in structure to the yoni (vagina in Sanskrit) and the G-spot area. Read more
Thursday, September 3, 2009
A prayer for couples to recite "before making love" has been included in a new British book of prayers for married couples.
Newly-wed Roman Catholic couples are being encouraged to say a special prayer together before having sex.
The specially-composed Prayer Before Making Love is aimed at 'purifying their intentions' so the act is not about selfishness or hedonism. Read more
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
You have a Snuggie. You have sex. This was inevitable. The Snuggie Sutra takes up where the Kama Sutra leaves off.
The man wears the Snuggie on his back and keeps his partner warm. Perfect for long winter nights, cold winter mornings and when your partner is sedated. Read more