In recent years, an American researcher based in Scotland, Stuart Brody, has been discovering some interesting things about the benefits of PVI (penile-vaginal intercourse) as compared with other types of sex. For example, PVI apparently helps to keep us fit and funtioning better, both psychologically and physically.
Here are findings from some of the actual studies:
Slimmer waists and hips are associated with more intercourse (compared with masturbation), for both men and women
Blood pressure reactivity to stress is better for those who have recently had PVI than other sex
Frequency of PVI is linked with healthier heart rate variability in cohabiting subjects (not in those living apart)....
I found tantric, non-orgasmic love "by accident." For some time I had had awful long-lasting headaches after orgasm and decided, rather than abstaining, that I would enjoy the massaging and giving pleasure to my wife and try to have as much pleasure myself from that as I could, hoping not to go crazy with frustration ... what I found amazed me. After only a few times of not "coming" I noticed that I was more interested in this new form of pleasure-giving and receiving than I had ever been in the race for the peak. Indeed, instead of being a goal-oriented "athlete", I noticed a fondness for the practice itself and the affectionate feelings I kept for my partner. First it grew more so rather rapidly. I loved giving sexual pleasure to my mate and to prolong that pleasure which works well since she (as most women) is slower to "ignite" anyway.
In a way it was like discovering the pleasure of sailing as opposed to jumping in the speed boat that could get you there faster but with a much bumpier ride. Increasingly I looked forward to the gentle vulva massage and the beautiful dance of motions and feelings that was associated with it. I lost myself in this new feeling and soon started to avoid orgasms effortlessly. Surprised, I did not experience lack of orgasm as a "bad" after having visited another territory that I simply loved more. Having an orgasm which happened from time to time was like having an accident from which it took time to recover. S.
PEACE BETWEEN THE SHEETS News
One of our readers discovered an online version of one of our favorite texts, the Hua Hu Ching. It is a collection of the secret oral teachings of Taoist master, Lao Tzu, translated by Brian Walker. It's beautiful and inspiring on every level, and the sections on sacred sexuality (beginning with Section 65) are closely related to the material on our website. You may find that you want to own your own hard copy too.
Thelema Press has finally released its long-promised documentary on the Mystery inherent in sacred sexuality. For those of you not familiar with Thelema Press, it is an organization devoted to sharing the teachings of the late Samael Aun Weor (more on him in a moment). The 75-minute film is a rich tapestry of sacred sex symbolism from around the world. The narrative weaves various traditions into its account, including the Kabbala, Western Europe’s alchemy symbols, Tantra, Mayan carvings, Tibetan Buddhism, and various Christian gospels. It is inspiring to see the parallels between these traditions, even if they have been interpreted radically differently over the years.
One symbol traced throughout the film is the theme of the serpent, or double serpent. We learn that the double serpent represents the sexual energy or kundalini of male and female rising in synergistic exchange. The serpent, or sexual energy, can either be raised to reconnect us with the Divine, or used to pursue physical gratification, thus anchoring us more firmly to matter…and suffering.
Obviously mankind has generally chosen the latter course, and the film traces that error in detail, comparing clues from various cultures. It concludes that humanity's blunder was procreating with the use of orgasm. This innocent mistake triggered an increasing attachment to material plane sensations. Not only that, it actually lowered humans into a denser plane than the one it inhabited when male and female were united through love alone, rather than physical gratification.
The film thus has an unambiguous message: use sex to reverse this error by (1) purifying the bad habits born of material plane attachments (greed, gluttony, lust, pride, envy etc.), and (2) making love within a committed union, without orgasm.
The film also distinguishes between three types of tantra: black, gray and white....