Seven Health Benefits of Tantric Masturbation

Tantric Masturbation

Tantric Sex. Hmmm. Sounds kinda familiar, right?

Oh yeah, it’s that thing Sting does and it lasts for hours. Okay, I know many of you reading this don’t really know who Sting is, either. Let me try again.

Netflix’s new docuseries “(Un)Well” delves into various subsets of the wellness industry, including tantric sex – slowed-down sex that focuses on full-body pleasure and mindfulness. Have you seen it?
Tantra is an ancient path of meditation with roots in both Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist spirituality. The practice of tantra involves study, meditation, and breath-work. But it’s the sexual practice that people are most intrigued by. Not surprising.

The idea behind tantric sex is that when sex is practiced with awareness and connection, it is a way to achieve enlightenment. Tantric sex is focused on very slow intercourse with an emphasis on synchronized breathing, touching, eye contact, and intimacy with your partner. Unlike regular sex, orgasm is not the goal, but rather prolonging it and feeling a deep connection.

While tantric sex can be with another person or persons, tantric sex can also be a solo venture. When you learn and practice tantra masturbation, you become more in-tune with your body and what gives you pleasure. Plus, the energies you channel during tantric sex flow throughout your body and can intensify your orgasm.

Health Benefits of Tantric Masturbation

Tantric masturbation is all about getting to know your body. In addition to being fun, there are many physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional benefits to practicing tantric masturbation.

1. Better, More Pleasurable Sex

The best way to learn what your body likes is to have sex with yourself. Solo sex gives you the opportunity to learn what touches, strokes, pressures, intensities, and rhythms your body most responds to—and that’s especially true during tantric solo sex. Whether you take this knowledge back to your partner or simply use it during your solo sessions, your pleasure during any sexual experience will be so much greater.

2. Stronger Orgasms

Orgasm is not the goal but it can be a happy side effect. Learning the pleasure potential of your non-genital zones is one of the ways people can become multi-orgasmic and have full-body orgasms. In addition, learning to breathe, as one does through tantra, can lead to a better finale.

3. Awakened Spirituality

You don’t have to be spiritual to try tantra, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a spiritual experience or feel spiritually elevated with regular tantric practice. When you practice tantra, you become the center of your universe. For some people, that will take on a spiritual quality. For others, it will simply make them feel lighter, or more complete.

4. Boosted Sense of Self Compassion

You can’t think your way into self-love. You have to spiritually, emotionally, and mentally do work to love yourself. Solo tantra is one of the active ways someone can learn to love their body and selves. As you explore your body and say loving things to yourself, even if you don’t believe the things you’re saying, over time that voice starts to become louder, and the voice of self-doubt begins to quiet.

5. Reduced Stress

When you masturbate, your body releases endorphins like oxytocin and dopamine, which give you a temporary mood boost and reduce symptoms of stress. Tantric masturbation may have extra stress-busting properties because it’s a meditative practice. You’re doubling your pleasure – you get the stress-relieving benefits of both masturbating and meditating at the same time.

6. Improved Skin Appearance

When you touch yourself, your heart rate increases, which increases blood flow all over your body—including your face. The stress-fighting benefits of masturbating may reduce your chances of triggering a flare-up of inflammatory conditions like psoriasis and rosacea.

7. Period Cramp Relief

Next time you’re clutching your abdomen when that time of the month rolls around, consider moving your hands a little lower for some sweet tantric loving. The surge of dopamine and serotonin may help ease those cramps.

Ready to try tantric masturbation? Set the mood with candles and music, experiment with touch in different areas of your body, and let yourself make whatever noises you wish. You’re not thinking about what your partner wants – clear your mind and connect with yourself.

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