My first pop-culture encounter with tantric sex was—like so many other “edgy” sexual practices, from threesomes to fetishes—during a “SATC” episode. The women attend a tantric sex workshop in which a white-haired woman massages her elderly, blissed-out husband, who, after some buildup, ejaculates into the air and … onto Miranda. Educational? Sure. An accurate depiction of tantra? Not so much, according to my sources.
In our so-called permissive society, in which most of our senses are so richly catered for, it is amazing that the sense of touch is ignored. This has sadly come about because, over the centuries, touching others has come to be seen as having a sexual connotation.
Tantric massage may be a bit of a mystery to you, but that is no reason to ignore it. You could be missing out on an amazing experience. But isn’t tantric massage all about sex? Well, no actually. It’s all about developing close relationships with ourselves, our partners and an energy in the universe. Sexual energy is one of the most potent energies that can open gateways to altered consciousness. It’s also a pretty good way to enjoy intimacy with a partner. And you get a massage thrown in for free – bet that got your attention!