We know from science that humans are sexual beings and some people put a higher value on sexuality than others. According to care2.com everyone who enjoys sex wants to have better sex. Our society promotes sex in the media one minute and shames it in the next. In their quest for better sex many people are now turning towards the revered ancient practices. Some of these ancient techniques have been popularized in the media.
How sex was viewed in the ancient times versus modern times
Care2.com goes on to say that the concept of sex was different in the ancient world. Modern day views on sex are such that sex is used for reproduction. Also, the genital parts must be aroused or stimulated in order to bring on an orgasm. On the other hand, sex was often viewed in the ancient world, as a technique to release energy from within the body. The energy was considered a life force, that not only created life; it sustained an energized healthy life for those who were having sex. The ancients believed that this energy helped better every aspect of a person’s life.
Sexual health expert Saida Desilets, suggests that some of the ancient believes trickled down to modern time. These beliefs included “pelvic health, better sex, a deeper connection with the divine and feeling turned on by life itself.” Unfortunately, sex was also repressed or denied in the modern world.
Ancient sexual techniques
According to care2.com, vaginal weightlifting is one such practice. One woman created a website, where she travels to many places, demonstrating that she can lift different things using her vagina. Of course this technique is not something that most of us would ever want to do. It can be dangerous if you are not trained to do it properly.
The care2 site states that, rather than trying vaginal weightlifting, there are other things that people might want to try. These techniques still originate from ancient practices. The Care2 site lists that Jade egg are vaginal tightening muscle exercises. They are sometimes likened to kegel exercises because they tighten the vaginal muscles in the same way. However, the site goes on to say that the Jade egg, is an ancient Taoist practice, that was performed by Queens and concubines to strengthen their vaginal muscles, and heal the vagina after childbirth. They used to insert a stone made of jade into their vaginas to be able to perform these exercises.
Beside the Jade egg and vaginal weightlifting, there were other ancient practices as well. Care2.com tells us that tantric is a modern term for schools of meditation and ritual dating back to 5 century A.D. There are different rituals in tantra.
The Care2.com site notes that, the sexual aspect is an important part of tantra. The techniques include sexual positions and breathing exercises. It is important to note, that tantra is a way of releasing energy and improving general health.
When we talk about sex and sexual energy in tantra, we also look at kundalini, which is the name for sexual energy. According to themystica.com, Kundalini is a psycho-spiritual energy. This energy lies dormant in the body until it is released through yoga. When this force is released it is said to be enormous and involves much more than just sexual energy. Care2 explains that this energy is released through yoga poses, acts of kindness, and breathing exercises. Some Kundalini teachers believe that true kundalini, can only be achieved, through remaining celibate. While others believe you need a partner to achieve kundalini. Trying these techniques may not be for everyone. Anyone wishing to try them should research the topic and obtain a professional teacher to guide them.