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Episode 21: What's Tantra all about?

We interview tantric goddess Mare Simone

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Suzanne Noble
Peter Marriott
Sharing our experience of sex post 60. Suzanne Noble and Peter Marriott discuss their own experiences with sex and - as older people themselves - bring years of experience to reflect on it in a witty, open and enthusiastic way. The series is dedicated to helping older people find their way to a healthy and enjoyable sex life. Whether you are just starting out with a new partner or carrying on with an old one, we hope there will be something new here for you.
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Tantra is one of those aspects of sex and sexuality that is often misunderstood and even ridiculed. Sting is often mentioned in the same breath as tantra and the jokes about having sex for hours on end emanate from that. Although it can be seen as the western co-option of eastern traditions, what it essentially represents is another attempt to get in touch with our feelings and desires and to harness those desires in the name of a more fulfilling emotional and physical existence.

In this episode we interview Mare Simone, a Los Angeles-based Tantric practitioner and teacher who informs us about some of the aspects of Tantra that remain a mystery. What these essentially add up to is a way of exploring our own sexuality and of finding the way towards respecting our own bodies. As we said some time ago, existence is essentially about human flourishing. This can take many forms and tantra is merely one of those forms.

Even if all you gain from listening to, this is the ability to have sex for hours on end, then that doesn't seem too bad an outcome.For too long, people – mostly women – have had to put up with an all too brief and unsatisfying, goal orientated sex life in which the male orgasm was the most important thing, to be achieved at all costs. This goal has stunted and perverted sexual desire all around the world in some of the most damaging and brutal ways. Getting in touch with our bodies and recognising that the blind pursuit of the orgasm is at the heart of the matter can only be a good thing.

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