#027: Practical Tantra with Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson

March 5, 2018

Most of us have heard about the sexual benefits of Tantra. But what is it exactly? Do you need a yogi’s flexibility to do it? An olympic athlete’s stamina? Can you do tantra with more than one person?

In today’s episode we’re talking with Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, the authors of Great Sex Made Simple, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment, and The Essence of Tantric Sexuality. We’ll be discussing these questions, debunking some of the myths surrounding tantra, and talking about some tantric practices you can start using in the bedroom today.

PLUS: Patricia talks about that time she orgasmed in an fMRI machine…. for science!

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Show Notes:

00:02:35 How Mark and Patricia got into teaching about Tantric sex.
00:09:13 What is Tantra?
00:12:25 Is Tantra part of a belief system or religion?
00:16:16 Appreciating the benefits of Tantra without believing in the woo.
00:19:13 Eye Gazing 101.
00:25:12 The most helpful tantric techniques for beginners
00:31:08 Sex and mindfulness.
00:37:07 The spirituality of sex and BDSM.
00:42:02 Non-ejaculatory male orgasms.
00:48:17 Resources for learning about tantric sex.
00:49:57 Common myths about Tantra.
00:54:38 Tantra and group sex.
01:01:51 Mark and Patricia’s views on verbal and nonverbal communication.
01:07:43 Speed round
01:12:29 Patricia talks about orgasms in fMRI.

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