Tantric Sex often makes one think of wild crazy sex orgies or hippie love-ins. Polyamory and Tantra seem like a natural fit as the latter relates to the surrender of mental, emotional, and cultural conditioning to allow universal life energy to flow through. Tantra is about expanding consciousness as well as liberating it.
Tantra treats sexual energy as an ally, rather than something to be suppressed or discussed behind closed doors. Polyamory is also about complete honesty with oneself and those we engage with. It is the only spiritual practice that states that sex is sacred and not a sin – even outside of marriage.
For a personal account of polytantric, read Polyamory Many Loves: The Poly-Tantric Lovestyle: A Personal Account by Janet Kira Lessin. “Janet shares her innermost thoughts, feelings, spiritual epiphanies and erotic experiences as she learns the ways of many-lover loving with increasing skill and grace.”
Polytantrics are focused on enhancing and strengthening bonds with their partners. For most people, the main goal of studying Tantra, is to establish and nurture those intimate connections.
Tantric sex is becoming popular and more visible within the polyamory community. Just as there are many types of poly relationships, there are also a variety of ways of integrating tantric sex into your love life.
Types of Poly Relationships
Couples engaging in threesomes with a partner they both choose. This third person may be temporary or long term.
Foursomes (two couples) all participate in sexual and loving encounters.
Couples engaging in sex separately with others or while their primary partner watches.
Partners engaging in communal sex activities, but not adding a specific third to their relationship.