The Way of Tantra
Tantra is the ancient spiritual path of sacred sexuality. It consists of a wide range of practices all designed to unite a person physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. The goal of Tantra is to become a whole and integrated person, sensitive and passionate, heart-centered and spiritually open. Sex for a Tantric woman or man is not just a fun and exciting thing to do, but a highly spiritual experience, even a form of worship. For some people, it can take many years to develop themselves Tantrically. For others, they may be naturally Tantric and not need any instruction at all. Are you Tantric? Take the quiz below and find out.

 
1. Physical and Sensual
Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
1.
I love to walk outside in the rain.
2.
When I walk, I move sensuously and erotically.
3.
I wear clothes that express my sexuality.
4.
I can smell the natural scent (not body odor) of my partner.
5.
I am in awe at the beauty of nature.
6.
I enjoy giving myself sensuous baths or self-massages.
 
2. Emotional
Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
1.
I express my emotions freely.
2.
I am emotionally vulnerable with my partner.
3.
I take responsibility for my emotions and donít blame others for what I feel.
4.
I give my partner permission to express his/her emotions freely.
5.
I express whatever emotions arrive as Iím making love no matter what they are about.
6.
I feel things intensely.
 
3. Sexual
Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
1.
I can turn myself on just by touching myself.
   
1 hour
or less
4 hours or less
a whole day or night
a full day or more
2.
The longest I have ever spent in bed with my partner is:
   
Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
3.
I let my partner know how I like to be touched.
   
20 mins
or less
An hour
2-3 hours
4 hours or more
4.
When I have sex with my partner, it typically lasts:
   
Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
5.
I have a strong sex drive.
6.
When I make love, I can be equally active or receptive.
 
4. Mental
Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
1.
I am a good listener and sharer.
2.
I give myself permission to have any sexual fantasies I desire.
3.
I read about/travel to places where the rules of sex are different.
4.
If it feels good and doesnít hurt anybody, I pursue it.
5.
I live from my senses and donít get stuck in my thoughts.
6.
I honor my partner as an equal.
 
5. Heart
Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
1.
I fall in love.
2.
I love myself.
3.
I open my heart to my partner and pour out love when we make love.
4.
When I make love with my partner, I receive all the love my partner has to give to me.
   
Judgement
Concern
Compassion
Love
5.
When my partner is in pain, I feel:
   
Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
6.
I know that God loves sex.
 
6. Spirit
Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
1.
I pray:
2.
I meditate:
   
A sex object
A person
An eternal soul
A god or goddess
3.
I see my partner as:
   
Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
4.
When I make love with my partner, I don’t hold any part of myself back.
5.
I can imagine myself married to my partner.
6.
I invite God to be with me and my partner to bless and empower our lovemaking.
   
 
    Your Score  

If Your Score Is
It means that you are:
0-27 points:
Not at all Tantric. Not in touch with your body and emotions, you live from your head in a way that does not invite in higher spirituality. The very idea of Tantra probably repulses you.
28-54 points:
Slightly Tantric. Some aspects of Tantra you can connect with, but you have trouble putting it all together. With conscious effort and commitment, you can definitely become more Tantric.
82-108 points:
Highly Tantric. You understand the ways of Tantra by nature. You are magnetic to others, a leader and teacher.

 

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