Isn't Tantra Just a Sex Orgy?

Video Transcript:

Hello. So one of the questions I got this week is ‘Isn’t Tantra just an excuse for a sex orgy?’. And I was kind of sat with that question because I think that when people think about Tantra and they think about the idea of sexual energy or sex or sexuality, then our fears can conjure up all these ideas of ‘isn’t Tantra just an excuse for a sex orgy?’. Now for me there’s nothing wrong with a sex orgy, but for me in relation to Tantra - the short answer is no. The longer I want to give you is that when you think of a sex orgy it feels to me that it’s kind of those things that we don’t want, what I call unconscious sex. It can feel a bit grabby, it can feel a bit desperate, it can feel about the need to satisfy what I call - it feels a bit dark and a bit dirty and a bit seedy and it feels a bit like taking. For me I think that some of the fears we might have about Tantra is that it could attract that type of energy, that type of thing into the space. The one thing I want to do is reassure you that that’s absolutely not the case. In my experience - I have been teaching Tantra for over 10 years and I think the occasional time that somebody has come to Tantra with that kind of idea, they’ve actually not lasted very long. The reason why they haven’t lasted very long is actually because Tantra is about something else, about something quite different. For me Tantra is a spiritual practice, for example if you look at the different spiritual disciplines, spiritual practices - you’ve got plant medicine like ayahuasca, that’s very much about using plants  

 

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