Soul Sex

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This book shows both beginners and skilled Tantric practitioners how to use Tantric techniques to create a lifelong, loving relationship. Through the authors' mix of ancient Eastern sexual practices and modern Western approaches to communication and intimacy, partners will learn to connect in ways that are respectful, nourishing, and lusty. With illustrations throughout, Soul Sex includes thought-provoking discussions, personal anecdotes, and precise but simple techniques to inspire you to apply them to your ...
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Overview

This book shows both beginners and skilled Tantric practitioners how to use Tantric techniques to create a lifelong, loving relationship. Through the authors' mix of ancient Eastern sexual practices and modern Western approaches to communication and intimacy, partners will learn to connect in ways that are respectful, nourishing, and lusty. With illustrations throughout, Soul Sex includes thought-provoking discussions, personal anecdotes, and precise but simple techniques to inspire you to apply them to your daily life. The observations and exercises included are drawn from the authors' own heady partnership and from the hundreds of couples they have had the privilege to teach at their Tantra sacred sex workshops. Pala and Al describe how they teach others and what they actually do to keep their own relationship emotionally rich, sexually passionate, and spiritually evolving. Their purpose in writing this valuable manual is to motivate couples to act together to achieve something rare: passionate relationships in which they can grow together spiritually into old age, creating love year after year.
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Editorial Reviews

Abebooks-Mercury Retail
An enthralling and highly recommended read
Auckland, New Zealand
Omega Source
If you are in a loving relationship but feel that something is missing, the teachings in Sacred Sex might be just what you are looking for. It is a sensitive, intelligent and well written book.
Vol.5, Issue 2, Spring/Summer 2003, Omega Centre Bookstore, Toronto Canada
Library Journal
Tantra refers to Eastern approaches for extending sexual unity and bonding between couples, prolonging sexual experiences, and enhancing connection with "the Sacred." Typically, tantra books contain many exercises for moving sexual energy throughout the body, delaying/enhancing orgasm (often misleadingly stating that semen loss depletes men), and working with the chakras (body energy centers)-plus sometimes ecstatic claims about changing your life. A Canadian couple, Copeland and Link have practiced Tantra since 1987 and run Tantra workshops since 1997. Their book concentrates on heterosexual relationships and making sexuality a focus in one's partnership. Helpful drawings and charming photos of "real-body" people, plus an excellent annotated bibliography, substantially support the text. Not a key purchase but definitely worth considering. British journalist Sampson attended a Tantra workshop on assignment, hoping to write a light piece about its supposedly sex-obsessed followers. Yet she came out a believer and did research and interviewed other workshop alumni for this book. Easy to read, with more modest claims and a more Western perspective than Soul Sex, it notes use by homosexual couples and devotes a whole chapter to singles. However, Sampson provides no references for intriguing statements like "studies have shown that men who help around the house have sex with their partners more often than those who don't" and a scantier bibliography. Sadly, the lovely photos of perfect-body individuals (no couples) do nothing to explain the intricacies of energy centers, exercises, and techniques. Not recommended; better basics for a Tantric sex collection in public and academic libraries include Margo Anand's encyclopedic The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, Mantak Chia and Douglas Abrams Arava's The Multi-Orgasmic Man, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks's small but unique Breathing Ecstasy, and William Schindler's Gay Tantra.-Martha Cornog, Philadelphia Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564146649
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9
Introduction 11
The 4 Freedoms 12
What Is Tantra? 13
Who Should Read This Book? 17
Benefits of Relationship Tantra 18
Chapter 1 Relationship as Spiritual Practice 21
How Important Is Your Relationship? 22
Making Time for Each Other 28
Keeping Focus on Your Relationship 28
What Is Spiritual Practice? 31
Relationship as Sacrament 36
Chapter 2 Creating Love 37
Recognizing Relationship Fallacies 38
The Sexy, Spiritual, Long-Term Relationship Model 40
Qualities of Relationship vs. Characteristics of Partners 43
Creating a Relationship Vision 44
Working With Creative Tension 47
Lovers' Ways 51
Chapter 3 Celebrating the Differences 57
Higher Logical Level--The Observer/Witness Consciousness 58
Your Lover as a Mirror for Yourself 53
Calling Each Other on "Stuff" 64
Chapter 4 Sex and Spirit: Reuniting Heaven and Earth 67
Sex in History 68
Pleasure as Healer 70
Sex and Spirit as One 71
Sexual Beliefs Questionnaire 72
Chapter 5 Mastery and Surrender In the Art of Love 87
Control 87
Surrender 88
Spiritual Surrender: Work and Play 90
Letting Go of Results 92
Exercises 97
Chapter 6 Be Here Now 107
Getting There vs. Being Here 108
The Curse of Memory 109
Learning to Be Here Now 109
Chapter 7 Energy Delights 125
Starting Out 126
Grounding 127
But I Don't Feel Anything 128
Energy Centers--7 Chakras or Tan Tiens 129
Energy Exercises With a Partner 143
Sexual Energy Practices 147
Balancing Male and Female Energies--Yin and Yang 154
Chapter 8 Ejaculation Mastery and Male Multiple Orgasm 159
3 Types of Orgasm 160
Ejaculation Mastery 162
Going the Distance--It's Your Decision 166
Masturbation 170
Help From Your Partner 173
Some Tips for Loving a Man 173
Prostate Health 176
Am I Sure I Want to Do This? 177
Chapter 9 Freeing the Female Orgasm 179
Permission 180
Time 191
Some Tips for Loving a Woman 191
An Orgasmic Cornucopia 195
On to the Mystery 196
Chapter 10 Planning and Ritual In Sacred Loving 199
Planning 199
Ritual 200
Chapter 11 Erotic, Relaxing, Healing Touch 213
Massage 216
Acupressure 225
Reiki 230
Mix and Match 231
Chapter 12 Sexual Play 233
Location 234
Food and Drink 235
Erotic Words and Images 236
Clothing 237
Scent 238
Sex Toys 238
Fantasy 239
Shake Your Booty 240
Sounds of Love 241
Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours 241
Playful Positions 242
Chapter 13 Soul Sex Simple Summary 251
Appendix A References and Resources 253
Books 253
Music 264
Videos 265
Internet Resources 267
Appendix B List of Exercises 271
Chapter Notes 275
Index 279
About the Authors 285
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