Cultivating Sexual Energy: Tantra, Taoism and Sacred Intimacy

Sexuality encompasses far more than physical stimulation and orgasm. On subtle planes, it involves a dance of masculine/feminine energies along with emotional and spiritual forces that shape intimacy, desire and fulfillment. By understanding these core principles and dynamics of sexual energy, we can elevate sexual experience into a profoundly healing act of sacred union.

This article is a little bit different from my previous ones. I was focusing more on living a porn free life and more modern topics like Nofap. But defining human experience solely on the basis on logics will be an injustice to this beautiful life. It is time to understand the energetics of sexuality so it becomes a foundation of your healing and liberation.

What is Sexual Energy?

We are all born because sexuality exists on this planet. Sex is the foundation of life on the planet. Sexual energy centers around the potent lifeforce activated during erotic states. In many traditions, this energy stems from two main sources:

  • Primordial energy - represented by the Divine Masculine, this downward flowing force sparks momentum for erotic connection.
  • Manifesting energy - embodied by the Divine Feminine, this energy flows upward, giving life and form.

The dynamic interplay between primordial surrender and manifesting power lies at the heart of passionate polarity. Together, these twisting forces weave a co-creative dance accessible through intimate communion.

On a physiological level, indicators of robust sexual energy include:

  • Strong libido
  • Quick arousal
  • Intense orgasms
  • High erectile/lubrication potential

Low sexual frequency or intensity suggests blocked or weakened energetic flow. More you start working on sexual energy healing, you see the improvements in your sexual satisfaction. But most importantly, you start to notice difference in other aspects of life.

In Indian Yogic culture, sexual energy is considered the source of creation and creativity which makes sense knowing the life force itself has an origin.

Principles of Sexual Energetics

sexual energy - chakra representation

Optimal intimacy relies on harmonising essential energetic principles passed down through sacred sexuality traditions.

Polarity

Masculine/feminine polarity allows flow. Without energetic charge between partners, arousal fizzles. Polarity gets established through contrasts - physically, emotionally and mentally during courtship. Lovers initially attract based on complementary energies seeking to balance. Feminine energy opens upwards to receive while the masculine plunges downward towards consummation. Subtle energies thrash and untwist through intercourse seeking equilibrium.

Cultivation

Without nurturing our sexual potency, libido and orgasmic capacity suffers. If you want to develop a deeper sense of connection with yourself through nurturing sexual energy, you can explore self-cultivation practices for boosting the charge.

Pelvic Floor Exercises

The pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in sexual stamina, arousal and pleasure. By conditioning these muscles through exercises like Kegels, you gain control over energy flow during intimacy. This helps heighten sensitivity while preventing leakage.

To perform Kegels, contract your PC muscles - the ones engaged during urination or orgasm. Squeeze for 5 seconds, relaxing between reps. Over time, work up to holding for 10 seconds per contraction. Be sure breaths stay smooth. For variation, practice flutter kicks - rapid clench-and-releases followed by sustained holds. Deepening awareness of this muscle group pays huge intimacy dividends!

Genital Massage

Direct genital stimulation primes our physiology for pleasure while circulating stagnant energy. In Eastern traditions, methods like breast massage for women and lingam massage for men cultivate sensitivity/lifeforce flow through these potent erogenous zones.

Set aside 15-20 minutes for solo practice in a relaxing environment. Begin with deep conscious breathing while gently stroking different parts of your Yoni or Lingam using warmed lubricant. Explore all tissue planes - superficial to deep.

Breathe into any tensions for unraveling. Luxuriate the lushness of embodied self-nourishment through your sovereign erotic channels! For partners, exchange genital massages as an act of divine worship honoring the sensual gateway to divine union.

Erotic Meditation

Tuning inward reveals vast untapped sexy synergy between mind, body and soul! Erotic meditation centers on embodiment rather than fantasy as with conventional masturbation. Sustain waves of subtle sensation through deep presence anchoring awareness to fleshy feel-good voltage!

Erotic meditation has many forms. Visualize miniature energetic genitals spinning inside corresponding chakras. Conjure image of ideal mythical lover washing your body sensing steamy slo-mo suds capturing every curve. Or use a partner as meditative focus - sustained rows of flirty eye-flutter gazing. However conveyed, erotic meditation electrifies channels aligning our multi-dimensional current for increased flow capacity! This is one area I am keen to explore but haven't personally done yet.

Breathwork

I have spent a lot of time experiencing different types of breathwork and my experience has been incredible. Nothing centers, energizes and connects like deep oxygen-rich breath! Qualities of breath mirror states of being - anxious/erratic, depressed/shallow or blissful/whole-bodied. In intimacy, conscious breathing channels flow according to intention using this master dial.

Practices for bedroom integration include harmonic connections like synchronized inhale/exhale cycles with your lover for mirrored presence. Breathing up the spine visualize descent of golden nourishing energy from cosmos through crown irrigating tree of life neural net blooming lotus heart down to root base fountain spouting new vibrant essence skyward again in endless circulation!

Deep cross-brain integration happens through these figure-eight breathing patterns (alternate nostril, then both) activating whole-being conductivity.

Devoting time for solo cultivation prevents energy leaks while charging our vessel for loftier lovemaking.

Energy Exchange

Partners exchange sexual energy through physical and emotional intimacy. Extended mutual cultivation in presence singularly bonds couples through consciously directed energy merger. Some of the techniques include:

  • Sustained eye contact
  • Coordinated breath
  • Non-orgasmic intercourse
  • Shared energy circulation between major channels

This energy exchange gets deeper with time and commitment. Mastering it aligns feminine/masculine forces inwardly and with lovers for supreme union.

Energy Channeling

Energy channeling is another popular method to harness sexual energy. Without proper timing or direction, intensifying energy unleashes chaotically. Uncontrolled discharge dissipates power externally through ejaculation or distraction.

Intensity requires structure. Some of the channeling methods include:

  • Contracting/relaxing pelvic floor muscles to prevent leakage
  • Breathing consciously to circulate and sublimate charge
  • Joining genitals without vigorous thrusting
  • Holding hands to loop flow between centers

So as you can see this is more of a combination of what we learned above. Channeling energy amplifies passion while consecrating intercourse into mutual empowerment.

Neurobiology of Sexual Energy

Looking through a clinical lens, the chemistry of desire reveals the interface between sexual drive and energetic states. Brain scan studies on human sexual response shed light on this. Here are some harmonal responses nearologists have noticed in their experiments:

Initial desire correlates with dopamine secretion - strongly linked to motivation and reward anticipation. Dopamine provides thrust driving erotic stimuli seeking and sets libido intensity. With physical stimulation, endogenous opiates release mimicking heroin or morphine. These endorphins induce euphoric states and bliss while dulling tension. Orgasm triggers oxytocin release - the bonding neurohormone inducing affection and pair bonding. Oxytocin creates attachment and helps rasa (juices) flow between lovers.

While I believe there is a deeper play of energies happen through the process, understanding how happy hormones create a beautiful, blissful experience is worth knowing. On physical level sexual energy manifests in the form of deeper personal connection and a long term, satisfactory life.

Hyper-sexuality in the Modern Age

While linkages between sexual moderation and wellbeing dominate ancient sciences, today's world overwhelms with overstimulation aka supernormal stimulus. Modern challenges like Pornography addiction and chronic digital arousal create peaks impossible to match intimately. Dopamine-driven edging sessions train sexuality into extreme intensity or novelty seeking.

Per Kohut's psychotherapy model, lack of "energetic nourishments" during childhood ironically compels us towards them through risky sexual habits. Seeking mirrored completion this way leads into endless frustration. Self-regulation challenges cascade across life domains.

Soft practices like healing non-demand touch, naked meditative embrace and relaxed penis holding challenge compulsive tendencies. Channeling excess charge into creative arts channels satisfaction into communal connections.

Restoring Polarity Balance

Polar balance might be an area of interest for you if you are in a relationship and lacking a deeper sense of connection with yourself and your partner. Here are some ideas to help you:

Define Roles

Clarify preferences around dominance/submission. Clarity means less confusion and more enjoy. Once you will fully embody archetypes and work in alignment of your core energy you will see much higher satisfaction.

Allow Role Fluidity

While defining roles is great, switching polarity during lovemaking session is also critical. We all have masculine and feminine essense. Try to explore energy from all angles and see how this dynamics works to make your life better.

Make Eye Contact

Another powerful exercise is eye gazing. This is something I discovered while attending tantra retreats and talking to other people working on their sexual healing. Gaze supports polarity and transfers subtle charge and gives you more control over yourself.

Use Presence Techniques

You can also use methods like sensual stillness or synchronized breathing. Slow breathing while moving or sitting together will allow you to be in the present and pay true attention to yourself. This can largely help you restore your polarity balance.

Many discontents in relationships stem from unresolved polarization. Addressing deficiencies and distortions around masculine/feminine energies brings supreme satisfaction.

And this is not a new thing. Tradition of nurturing sexual energy is thousands of years old.

Traditions of Sacred Sexuality

These concepts around cultivation of sexual energy permeate ancient traditions from the East/West aiding spiritual development. If you are curious, here are two schools of sexual education that have existed for hundreds of years and adopted by many cultures around the world.

Tantra

  • 5,000 year old Indian tradition viewing sex as a step on your way to enlightenment.
  • Emphasizes role of Shakti or feminine sexual energy as a portal to bliss.
  • Practices like Yoni Puja (vulva worship) and lingam massage help deify form.
  • Values non-orgasmic union for maximum energetic exchange.

Regards lovers as embodiments of Divine Masculine/Feminine - Shiva/Shakti - seeking sublime joy through erotic merging.

"Life cannot know itself without surrendering to the fascination of opposites." - A. Watts

Taoism

Taoism is another system that is getting more popular among modern seekers.

  • 2,500 year old Chinese system for nourishing vital essence through "bedroom arts".
  • Values female sexual energy cultivation as crucial for health/longevity.
  • Includes techniques like ovarian breathing, jade egg practice and dual cultivation.
  • Circles energies between Governing/Conception meridians in a microcosmic orbit.

Emphasizes gently stoking yin essence upwards into receptive yang cauldron.

"The intimate communion of dark/light oft' transports lovers into timelessness." - Mantak Chia

Both systems see artful sexual sacrament as a centerpiece of sustainable holistic living.

Optimizing Your Sexual Energetics

Beyond right technique, sustainable embodiment depends on contextual factors. For example, reducing lifestyle stress through sufficient sleep, yoga, meditation, etc. Overwork blocks flow. Here are some other simple lifestyle changes you can make to optimize your sexual energy

  • Eat wholefoods diet high in minerals like Zinc and magnesium found abundantly in nuts/seeds. Blood nutrients translate into sexual nutrients.
  • Open erotic pathways through daily pleasure immersion. Sensually soak in flowing water, silk against skin, aromatherapy massage or beauty. Attune nervous system to subtle sensation.
  • Structure intimacy time for leisurely unfolding rather than quick discharge. Extended arousal trains channels to widen flow capacity.
  • Incline consciousness towards cosmic belonging through nature and community. Healing alienation opens broken rivers inward.

Learning your body's unique signals around flow blockages and FREE EXPRESSION comes through presence. But the journey pays dividends in electrified channels of ecstatic exchange with lovers!

In Summary

While primal cultures understood sexual energy dynamics intuitively, modern life chronically depletes core vitality through overstimulation and relational disconnection. Reclaiming holistic wellsprings means retracing ancient maps for energetic harmony transmitted through lineages of sacred sexuality practice.

Prizing conscious cultivation and polarity balance soothes modern desperation into an abundant renewable resource blessing all human affairs through potent creative allocation. May we resensitize ourselves to callings of the wild heart!

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