Tantric Sex

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(1) A philosophical ‘strand’ of tantra yoga, in which worship services take the form of a sexual ritual featuring slow, non-orgasmic intercourse as a prelude to an experience of the divine
(2) A popularisation of spiritual-sexual technique derived from Indian tantra yoga and linked to the sexual revolution in cultural mores of the late 1960s and 1970s
(3) A term used erroneously for Western religious or spiritual practices in which slow, mindful sexual union—or masturbation—creates a path to the experience of spiritual ecstasy
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In this way, as a practitioner of tantric sexuality, Walter accomplishes a kind of sleight of hand; this "fact" (or "act") both asserts his sexuality while it throws a veil of exotic mysticism over his queerness.
Reading The Essence of Tantric Sexuality was not my first experience with material related to Tantra, but it was my first exposure to an academic approach to the philosophical and theoretical background of traditional Eastern Tantra (compared to American Neo-Tantra).
As the chapters unfolded, I found myself gaining a greater (though far from perfect) understanding of the complex theoretical background for Tantric sexuality, which gave me an appropriate grounding for attempting several of the exercises and suggestions on my own, as well as with my partner.
The Quest for Spiritual Orgasm: Taoist and Tantric Sexuality in the West" www.
Thus, connecting with spiritual forces was the goal of Tantric sexuality.