What Is Sacred Sex?

Laurie Handlers Sacred SexWhen people think of Tantra they usually find themselves asking, what distinguishes sacred from common everyday sex? How can they use sex get to the sacred?

There is so much misunderstanding about sacred sex especially when people first come to hear about Tantra

The short answer is that sex is already sacred. And if you look in your own experience, you probably find this to be true.

You might agree that orgasm is like no other experience. It is pure, unadulterated pleasure – you might say ecstasy. For a brief moment of orgasm, you experience the timeless, the infinite. You experience being connected to the very center of existence. In this regard, you could say that orgasm as something truly sacred, something spiritual.

Most of your day-to-day experience is filled with thoughts, emotions, efforts, evaluations, judgments, joys, sorrows, and sometimes suffering. At Butterfly Workshops, we call all of this stuff “mind chatter.” Commonly when you experience external distractions: activities, events, people, possessions, and the events of the world, you feel constrained by the finite and mundane. You’re “in your head” thinking of what happened before (the past), what you have to do now (the present) and will happen (the future).

Orgasm liberates you from mind chatter as you experience yourself on the inside connected to the greater “all” in a time/no time, space/no space type feeling – the infinite. Through repeated Tantric practices, you can learn to sustain the orgasm and later the orgasmic feeling for longer and longer periods of time. You actually train your body to sustain extended or continuous orgasm.

When orgasm is extended – for seconds, minutes, hours – that fleeting spiritual experience that you enjoy in conventional orgasm evolves into a truly sacred union, a union of you and an experience of the infinite. You awaken to the possibility of being in that peak experience forever, and opening to the idea that YOU ARE that experience – eternally.

Then you discover that the limitations and problems you struggle with daily are just a dream, or rather a nightmare, a perception you’ve made up for yourself that hides the true magnificence and possibility of life. Once you make this discovery over time, sex is not about a brief orgasmic event, but rather sex becomes an experience of deep love and spiritual unity you experience for extended periods. So, orgasm leads to sacred orgasm.

This experience is the essence of sacred sex.

When people think of Tantra they usually find themselves asking, what distinguishes sacred from common everyday sex? How can they use sex get to the sacred?

There is so much misunderstanding about sacred sex especially when people first come to hear about Tantra
The short answer is that sex is already sacred. And if you look in your own experience, you probably find this to be true.

You might agree that orgasm is like no other experience. It is pure, unadulterated pleasure – you might say ecstasy. For a brief moment of orgasm, you experience the timeless, the infinite. You experience being connected to the very center of existence. In this regard, you could say that orgasm as something truly sacred, something spiritual.

Most of your day-to-day experience is filled with thoughts, emotions, efforts, evaluations, judgments, joys, sorrows, and sometimes suffering. At Butterfly Workshops, we call all of this stuff “mind chatter.” Commonly when you experience external distractions: activities, events, people, possessions, and the events of the world, you feel constrained by the finite and mundane. You’re “in your head” thinking of what happened before (the past), what you have to do now (the present) and will happen (the future).

Orgasm liberates you from mind chatter as you experience yourself on the inside connected to the greater “all” in a time/no time, space/no space type feeling – the infinite. Through repeated Tantric practices, you can learn to sustain the orgasm and later the orgasmic feeling for longer and longer periods of time. You actually train your body to sustain extended or continuous orgasm.

When orgasm is extended – for seconds, minutes, hours – that fleeting spiritual experience that you enjoy in conventional orgasm evolves into a truly sacred union, a union of you and an experience of the infinite. You awaken to the possibility of being in that peak experience forever, and opening to the idea that YOU ARE that experience – eternally.

Then you discover that the limitations and problems you struggle with daily are just a dream, or rather a nightmare, a perception you’ve made up for yourself that hides the true magnificence and possibility of life. Once you make this discovery over time, sex is not about a brief orgasmic event, but rather sex becomes an experience of deep love and spiritual unity you experience for extended periods. So, orgasm leads to sacred orgasm.

This experience is the essence of sacred sex.