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Tantric Sex and Menopause

Practices for Spiritual and Sexual Renewal.

As women, we live so closely to the body - through menstruation, pregnancy, birth, motherhood and then menopause. Each of these transitions changes a woman in a multitude of ways, most of which are celebrated. Yet menopause often causes women to feel despondent, as if our bodies are broken or deficient, especially when it comes to sex and intimacy. However, as tantric teachers, Diana Richardson and Janet McGeever, show, menopause has many hidden gifts to offer if we learn to embrace rather than suppress the changes this natural transition brings. Shining the light of tantric intelligence on menopause, the authors reveal how to explore and experience menopause in a radically positive fashion, suffused with a sense of vital awakening and “re-wilding” of a woman's sexuality, creativity and spirituality. Explaining what to expect physically, emotionally and spiritually, as well as what it means for relationships, they detail tantric practices and tools to connect with the body's inner intuitive wisdom and heart energies, remove the “performance pressure” of conventional sex and set the stage for passion and pleasure to thrive both in the bedroom and beyond.

They explain why Tantra works for menopausal women and how their bodies are naturally entering a more tantric phase focused on creative, spiritual energy. They explore how, in Tantra, sex is practised, not for the sake of sex itself, but as an instrument for going “beyond” sex, for better health, improved relationships, enhanced self-control and emotional balance and even higher states of consciousness. They, also, offer many self-help practices, exercises and meditations to reinforce a positive attitude toward menopause and overcome many of the physical and sexual problems, such as pain, dryness, loss of interest and loss of libido.