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You've probably heard about tantric sex before but don't really know what exactly it entails. Or maybe you have a vague sense that it involves prolonging a dude's erection (which it kind of does). But tantric sex has actually been around for thousands of years and has origins in the same teachings as yoga.
"Tantra is an ancient Hindu practice, translating to the weaving and expansion of energy, that promotes deeper intimacy by using breath, slower touch, energy, and delayed orgasm," says Dawn Michael, Ph.D., certified sexuality counselor, clinical sexologist, and author of My Husband Won't Have Sex With Me. "It's not orgasm-focused, so it works for individuals who may have anxiety achieving an orgasm too fast or not at all," says Michael.
Perhaps the best part of tantric sex is that it benefits everyone. "Tantra can help men suffering from premature ejaculation because it slows down the process of sex and removes the pressure to perform," says Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert, and author of Getting the Sex You Want.
"For women, learning to relax and be in the moment can help with orgasmic function as well as building desire," says Nelson. It can also help a couple's relationship outside the bedroom by improving intimate communication.
Sounds pretty baller, right? But how the heck do you go for it? First, talk it over with your partner. Give them the deets on what it is, and why you want to try it (you know: deeper intimacy, passion, more satisfying sex, or just for fun). Once your boo gives the thumbs up, start incorporating the art of tantra into your sex routine with these simple steps.