You sometimes hear that tantric sex is a good way to spice up your sex life or deepen your relationship, but the whole thing sounds pretty complicated, both physically and mentally. But there are some simple tantric sex moves you can try without any sexual or spiritual expertise. These techniques will not only add variety to your sex life but also help you feel closer.
Tantra, which means "sacred sexuality," originated in what is currently India during the first millennium, sex researcher and educator Dr. Markie Twist tells Bustle. It can have a number of benefits, including "integration in oneself and with one's partner, greater intimacy and a deeper sense of connection to one's partner, a build up excitement and desire ... and a heightening of senses," she says.
With practice, tantra can even let you experience multiple orgasms or full-body orgasms, Antonia Hall, M.A., a psychologist, relationship expert, and author of The Ultimate Guide to a Multi-Orgasmic Life, tells Bustle."The main key to Tantra is to be fully in the moment and take your time," she says. "The body is wired for pleasure. More pleasure than most of us ever tap into."
But it's not just a sexual practice. Tantra is a way of life, says Hall. Instead of advocating abstinence as the path to enlightenment, tantric philosophy says we can access the divine through our bodies. And when it's brought into the bedroom, tantra can make your relationship more meaningful.