(26) What is Tantra and is it Kosher? Enhancing Sexual Intimacy Using Ancient Eastern Philosophy and Techniques
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Tantric sex originates from ancient Hinduism and revolves around sexual practices that focus on creating a deep, intimate connection. It is a meditative sexual practice that encourages people to focus on the connections between the mind, the body, and the soul. It is intended to lead to fulfilling sexual experiences and greater intimacy. Taoism is a system of traditional beliefs from China. Taoists believe that when a man ejaculates, he loses some aspects of his vitality, or life force, and Taoist practices include learning to delay ejaculation, thereby increasing energy as well as enhancing the sexual experience. While these practices have pagan origins and sound antithetical to our tradition, Yiscah and Yehonatan Schumer, tantric and taoist religious sex instructors from Zfat, say "When you see wisdom amongst the nations, you may believe it," and describe how they merge these practices with a Jewish approach to sex and intimacy. Join this exciting episode as the Schumers speak with Rabbi Scott Kahn and Talli Rosenbaum.
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