The idea of Tantric
Massage may seem so out of your comfort zone that you will immediately
discard it as something a person like you would never do. You may
be interested in the ideas but you would to take them in intellectually,
without anyone touching you. You may opt for a book or a workshop
/ talk. But could it be that you are passing on an excellent opportunity?
Daniel Odier, a Tantric Master, says in his book "Desire -
The Tantric Path to Awakening": "a single instant of total
presence in experience is worth the reading of all the texts".
Sexuality is mind in the body, mind with the body, it is a sensation,
a feeling. Sexuality is not an intellectual pursuit - your finer
intuition of beauty and emotionality is at the centre of it all.
And your body is an important partner, not a subordinate. What it
thinks, understand, hears, says, is not in the language of thoughts.
it is non-verbal, non-mental.
Experiencing your sexuality will be worth infinitely more than
reading about it or hearing about it. And that is what a Tantric
massage for women is for.
There are some other good reasons, apart from the fact that experience
is the best teacher.
Your body doesn't understand words.
You know that often what you wish for in your head doesn't become
the bodily reality. This is because, like a baby, your body doesn't
understand words - it understands touch, love, instinctive danger,
instinctive good. It lives in its own dimension.
Do you want to discover a new quality of sexual feeling? Then you
have to teach your body new ways of feeling and behaving. Talking
to it in words is like a foreign language to it. It will understand
best if it learns from the voice of loving touch, from reacting
to that voice in a new way.
Body Habits Die Hard
Whether you slouch or bite your nails you know how hard it is to
change the way your body behaves. In sexuality it is even more so
- everything is on the subconscious level. Your body won't do a
180 degrees turn just because you have decided it should. This is
why mentally positive women often still experience withdrawal or
pain. This is why women can find it difficult to relax, avoid frustration
or get fully aroused regardless of their mental effort.
Your body has memory. It remembers the good and the bad. It acts
intuitively, from experience. It braces itself or opens in trust,
it knows what to do only from what it has experienced. An intellectual
effort will tell your body nothing new - it needs to make new experiential
memories to change its patterns.
Sexuality is not logic - it's feeling the flow
Sexual experiences are not mathematics - you hate it when your
body is treated like a keyboard! It is almost a mystical experience,
way removed from words and concepts. It is beauty in the flow. There
is no substitute to just having your sexual body take over your
mind, feeling at the centre of your sensuality, just feeling beautiful
and feminine like nature. It gives faith in yourself, it shows you
who you are. There is no substitute to just feeling the fibres of
your soul tremble in it, and when you feel it you know where you
want to be every time. How can words describe it to you?
You have to learn to listen to your body
Often women are frustrated that their body is not giving them what
they want. They are frustrated that it is not listening to them.
But are you listening to your it yourself? Your body has its own
intelligence, and needs. When you follow this intelligence and provide
for those needs things happen a lot easier for you. But first you
need to learn to listen, to become sensitive to what your body feels
at different times.
Just feeling the intensity of your clitoris or desire is not enough.
You have to hear your body everywhere, in the depth too, to discover
all that it can give and all that it needs. This will only happen
through exposure to the right touch and the right sensation.
Can you explore it with a partner?
Of course. Everything a Tantric Massage gives you is for you to
explore with your partner - present or future. But how do you begin?
Even if you have the ideas, will your partner provide the right
space for you to discover these new feelings in yourself? Will you
know what to tell him to provide it for you? If he can do this for
you, this is ideal - but if not it may be worth getting the right
experience yourself first.
Also, keep in mind that when it is both ways the picture gets a
lot more complicated, and things may be difficult to explore in
the beginning without frustrations with each other. You will have
to be proactive towards him too at the same time. It may be easier
to just feel yourself through first before you have to give the
same to him.
Taking it on faith VS experience
The problem with Tantric sexuality
is that it can seem far-fetched. (It's not!) When you take something
on faith you doubt it and you may not stick around to let things
come out to the point that you see them happen. When someone guides
you into this you believe because you know what your body felt,
you know how you felt, you know it exists. Then you will go there
expecting it to happen, not hoping and doubting.
Your discomfort about the idea of a Tantric massage is a reason
to have it!
The challenges of having this experience are also its virtues.
Its not just about the body - its about personal growth as a woman.
Facing your fears, opening up, letting go, trusting. Going out of
your comfort zone like this you gain a tremendous amount of freedom
and confidence. This discomfort about having a Tantric massage is
not just a nuisance that troubles you which you would like to go
away, it is an integral and important part of your journey.