The difference between Tantra Massage and Kamasutra

 

What do you know about Kamasutra?

“Kamasutra”: the word itself is enough to awaken the senses! If you hear “Kamasutra”, do you immediately think of sexual positions? Yet, Kamasutra is much more than that, it’s more than just a catalog of sexual positions: in reality, it is a true encyclopedia of love.

Written towards the fourth century AD By Vatsyayana (an Indian Brahman), the Kamasutra is neither exclusively nor predominantly a sex manual on sex positions, but written as a guide to the “art-of-living” well, the nature of love, finding a life partner, maintaining one’s love life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented faculties of human life. Kamasutra is composed of seven books in which the author has endeavored to transcribe and summarize other books reference to love, which had become too difficult to access.

In Sanskrit, “sutra” means a religious or scientific text and “Kama” means “love”, “desire”, “passion”… But also refers to the god of carnal love, the Indian equivalent of Eros or Cupid.

It was Sir Richard Burton who, in 1883, brought Kamasutra back to England. Obviously, the book was scandalous… Of the seven books that make up the Kamasutra, only the second (which is called Samprayogika, translated: “love games”) evokes the question of sex. In particular, there are 64 sexual positions inspired by yoga, which explains the complexity of some of them.

More generally, Kamasutra is a collection of advices to seduce and live serenely the relationship. It deals with all aspects of seduction, even the most unusual: clothing, perfumes, music, arts, manicure, aphrodisiac food, love potions… The goal: to find a balance between the three pillars of a healthy life according to the precepts of Hinduism: virtue (“dharma”), material well-being (“artha”) and voluptuousness (“kama”).

Unfortunately, many people misinterpret Kamasutra and regard it as a devious, vulgar sexuality. And they also are wrong associating Tantra Massage and Kamasutra with sexual orgies or some wild sex sessions!

What do you know about Tantra Massage?

Tantra Massage has nothing to do with sex or any kind of sexual orgy. Some individuals are under the notion that a Tantra massage session involves sex or is just a cover up for prostitution, however, this notion is completely wrong and baseless. Although it’s a very sensual massage, it does not involve sexual interaction. Tantra massage does not involve sexual services or masturbation.

Tantra massage is a spiritual journey. By identifying and stimulating our innate sensual spirituality, we discover parts of ourselves that have been repressed. Tantra massage teaches us to use the energy for sexual pleasure and awareness. Tantra massage is a path to the total surrender of all mental, emotional and cultural conditioning, so that universal life energy can flow through us freely.

Tantra massage is primarily a form of meditation that applies throughout the body. The ultimate goal is to stimulate self-knowledge. It truly serves to awaken vital energy, act in your emotional realm and help you connect with your own pleasure. The body stimuli caused by Tantra massage allow you to develop the therapeutic side of pleasure. You know your body better while boosting your libido considerably. It offers another conception of the relationship to the body thanks to its spiritual dimension and, like any other massage, provides maximum relaxation.

 

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