Great Sex Made Simple: Tantric Tips to Deepen Intimacy & Heighten Pleasure [NOOK Book]

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Take your sex life from ordinary to extraordinary with this fun and easy-to-use beginner’s guide to authentic Tantra.

Explore new and surprising sources of sensual delight with fifty-four Tantric techniques for enhancing intimacy and deepening pleasure. Proving that Tantric lovemaking doesn’t have to take hours, Tantra experts Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson present straightforward, simple practices that anyone can do. Along with fundamental principles of Tantric sex, you ...

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Overview

Take your sex life from ordinary to extraordinary with this fun and easy-to-use beginner’s guide to authentic Tantra.

Explore new and surprising sources of sensual delight with fifty-four Tantric techniques for enhancing intimacy and deepening pleasure. Proving that Tantric lovemaking doesn’t have to take hours, Tantra experts Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson present straightforward, simple practices that anyone can do. Along with fundamental principles of Tantric sex, you will discover amazing ways to prolong arousal, physically and spiritually satisfy your partner, maximize sexual bliss, and reach higher states of consciousness.

Praise for Great Sex Made Simple:

"Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels have written a compassionate and accessible guide to an often mysterious but valuable tradition, and made it relevant for today's readers who want to find more connection, spirituality, and care in their lives and love." —Naomi Wolf, author of Vagina: A New Biography and The Beauty Myth

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738734118
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 582,152
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, a devoted married couple, have been teaching Tantra together since 1999. Their approach combines traditional lineage-based Tantra with the best contemporary methods so that students can bring heightened awareness and expanded capacity for pleasure into all aspects of life. The authors are senior students of Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati), and have been named lineage holder of the OM Kara Kriya® system for the Americas and Europe. Sunyata, co-author of The Jewel in the Lotus, named Michaels his lineage holder in 2001. The two have also studied Bhakti Yoga with Bhagavan Das, and Tantra with Dr. Rudy Ballentine.

Michaels and Johnson have been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including appearances on Naked New York, Good Day Colorado, Afternoon Advice and Nightcalls on Playboy Radio, Go to Bed with Cosmo Radio, The Derek and Romaine Show, and NPR’s A Chef’s Table. Additionally, they and their work have appeared in Redbook, Latina, Jane, Cosmopolitan, The Village Voice, Metro, More, Rockstar, and Woman’s World, and have been quoted in the popular books The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tantric Sex, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Enhancing Sexual Desire. They have also contributed to various online and print publications, including Chronogram and Debonair, and regularly give sexuality and relationship advice at Dick-n-Jane.com.

Michaels is a graduate of New York University School of Law, a member of the New York State Bar Association, and holds master’s degrees in American Studies from NYU and Yale. Johnson is a retired professional operatic soprano, who has performed with the New York City Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Komische Oper Berlin. The authors are co-founders of the Pleasure Salon, a monthly gathering in New York City that brings together sex-positive people from a variety of communities.

They are the authors of Great Sex Made Simple, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment (a ForeWord Book of the Year finalist), and The Essence of Tantric Sexuality (all published by Llewellyn), and a meditation CD set, Ananda Nidra: Blissful Sleep (Projekt Records). Their two Instructional DVDs, Tantric Massage for Lovers and Advance Tantric Sex Secrets, were produced by the Alexander Institute. They live in upstate New York.

For more information about the authors visit TantraPM.com.




Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, a devoted married couple, have been teaching Tantra together since 1999. Their approach combines traditional lineage-based Tantra with the best contemporary methods so that students can bring heightened awareness and expanded capacity for pleasure into all aspects of life. The authors are senior students of Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati), and have been named lineage holder of the OM Kara Kriya® system for the Americas and Europe. Sunyata, co-author of The Jewel in the Lotus, named Michaels his lineage holder in 2001. The two have also studied Bhakti Yoga with Bhagavan Das, and Tantra with Dr. Rudy Ballentine.

Michaels and Johnson have been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including appearances on Naked New York, Good Day Colorado, Afternoon Advice and Nightcalls on Playboy Radio, Go to Bed with Cosmo Radio, The Derek and Romaine Show, and NPR’s A Chef’s Table. Additionally, they and their work have appeared in Redbook, Latina, Jane, Cosmopolitan, The Village Voice, Metro, More, Rockstar, and Woman’s World, and have been quoted in the popular books The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tantric Sex, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Enhancing Sexual Desire. They have also contributed to various online and print publications, including Chronogram and Debonair, and regularly give sexuality and relationship advice at Dick-n-Jane.com.

Michaels is a graduate of New York University School of Law, a member of the New York State Bar Association, and holds master’s degrees in American Studies from NYU and Yale. Johnson is a retired professional operatic soprano, who has performed with the New York City Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Komische Oper Berlin. The authors are co-founders of the Pleasure Salon, a monthly gathering in New York City that brings together sex-positive people from a variety of communities.

They are the authors of Great Sex Made Simple, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment (a ForeWord Book of the Year finalist), and The Essence of Tantric Sexuality (all published by Llewellyn), and a meditation CD set, Ananda Nidra: Blissful Sleep (Projekt Records). Their two Instructional DVDs, Tantric Massage for Lovers and Advance Tantric Sex Secrets, were produced by the Alexander Institute. They live in upstate New York.

For more information about the authors visit TantraPM.com.




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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xiii

Foreword Barbara Carrellas xv

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Fundamentals: Key Concepts and Attitudes

Chapter 1 Honor Each Other 11

Chapter 2 Know the Power That Dwells in Your Pelvic Floor 14

Chapter 3 Collaborate and Take Each Other to New Heights 16

Chapter 4 Take Your Time 19

Chapter 5 Build Excitement and Prolong Arousal 21

Chapter 6 Be Present 24

Chapter 7 Shed Your Inhibitions 26

Chapter 8 Learn to Feel Energy: It's Easier Than You Think 28

Part 2 Self-Pleasuring

Chapter 9 Experiment with Your Breath 34

Chapter 10 Pleasure Yourself in Front of Your Partner 37

Chapter 11 Use a Vibrator: It's More Than Just a Sex Toy 40

Chapter 12 Fantasize Freely 44

Chapter 13 Change Your Position to Change Your Experience 47

Part 3 Beyond Words: Silent Ways to Create Intimacy and Reverence

Chapter 14 Gaze into Each Other's Eyes 52

Chapter 15 Keep in Touch 55

Chapter 16 Breathe Together 57

Chapter 17 Connect: Hands to Heart 60

Chapter 18 Bow to Each Other 63

Chapter 19 Pay Attention 66

Part 4 Kissing

Chapter 20 Kiss for Ten Minutes 72

Chapter 21 Give and Receive Kisses 74

Chapter 22 Exchange Breath 77

Chapter 23 Play with Cupid's Bow 80

Chapter 24 Exchange Essences 82

Part 5 Awakening the Senses

Chapter 25 Smell: The Most Primal Sense 89

Chapter 26 Taste: Where Our Sensory Experience of the World Begins 92

Chapter 27 Sight: The Power of the Erotic Gaze 95

Chapter 28 Touch: Open Up to New Sensations 98

Chapter 29 Hearing: Alter Your Consciousness with Sound 102

Chapter 30 The Full Spectrum: Engage All the Senses in Lovemaking 105

Part 6 Erotic Trigger Points

Chapter 31 Nape of the Neck 112

Chapter 32 Armpits 114

Chapter 33 Inside of the Elbow 117

Chapter 34 Achilles Tendon 119

Chapter 35 Coccyx 121

Chapter 36 Nipples 123

Chapter 37 Above the Pubic Bone 126

Chapter 38 Perineum 128

Chapter 39 Prostate Gland 130

Chapter 40 G-spot 133

Part 7 Enhancing Oral Sex

Chapter 41 Use the Aural to Enhance the Oral 141

Chapter 42 Oral G-spot 144

Chapter 43 Become a Human Vibrator 147

Chapter 44 Pleasure Your Partner Inside and Out 150

Chapter 45 Imagine Your Way to a New Dimension 152

Part 8 Sex Positions: A Tantric Twist

Chapter 46 Pull Yourselves Together: Yab Yum 161

Chapter 47 Play with Polarities: Kali Asana 164

Chapter 48 An Old Standard Made New: Missionary with Enhancements 167

Chapter 49 Doggy Style and Some New Tricks 170

Part 9 Expanding Orgasmic Response

Chapter 50 Simply Give and Receive 177

Chapter 51 Ride the Wave 181

Chapter 52 Anal Sex for Energy Activation 184

Chapter 53 Break Your Patterns to Discover New Sensations 188

Chapter 54 Breathing as an Alchemical Process 191

Afterword 195

Acknowledgments 198

Notes 200

Glossary 210

Bibliography 224

Index 229

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