Unlock your bliss with a Tantric sex workshop
If you’ve ever thought that you might need to shake up your sex life a bit, then you might have wondered whether exploring something like Tantra could be the answer.
I caught up with Tantra practitioner Jason to find out all about it.
Beginning the Tantra journey
“After joining the spiritualist church with my mother and sister, I spent the next ten years learning to become a healer…” explains Jason, recounting his origin story. “This led to me working on a telephone helpline for male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, which challenged me to address my own experiences with that. It left me with questions such as – how does the body heal after you’ve done all of the therapy? How do you learn to look after yourself? When I first came across Tantra, it just felt like that was it.”
“Tantra is a spiritual pathway to freedom…” says Jason, when I ask him for a layman’s definition. “It gives you the opportunity to work through all the crap that gets in the way of you being an ecstatic free being. It offers people peak experiences and glimpses of bliss. Through Tantra, you’re able to get glimpses of something beyond your normal day-to-day life.”
“For example, when you cum is pretty much the only time when you’re not thinking of anything - it’s the eye of the storm, a place of not thinking…” continues Jason. “Tantra is a spiritual practice that uses your sexual energy. It’s a spiritual journey that offers personal development and personal growth. Sexual energy is the rocket fuel to help you get there.”
A gay Tantra specialist
“There’s a wealth of heterosexual tantra schools out there – our work is only available to men who love men…” explains Jason. “Most of the men that we work with are in their mid-30s or early-40s. They’re a bit disillusioned or dissatisfied with aspects of their life – they’re looking for something new. Typically they’re in a relationship, but they generally don’t bring their partner to the workshop. Over 10,000 men have taken part in our festivals, workshops, and retreats.”
“We sometimes use BDSM techniques to help people achieve a state of surrender – they start to become open to be in a state of bliss…” adds Jason. “BDSM and Tantra are really different sides of the same coin. People only have blissful experiences when they’re out of control – BDSM techniques help us to accelerate that process.”
Taking the first step
“Come to a group session and try it out!” suggests Jason, when I tentatively indicate that I’m interested in giving it a go. “I’d recommend a group session over a one-to-one. You might be feeling nervous or apprehensive, but at a group session, everyone is going to be feeling the same way. The potential for experience is much larger at a group session – the impact will last much longer.”