5 tips for practicing tantra solo
Words: Erica Suarez-Hillingdon
Tantra techniques can be amazing for boosting your love life. If you’ve ever wanted to reconnect with your body or try a new form of self-pleasure, practising tantra solo may be just the thing you need. In this article, we’ll give you 5 mind blowing tips for tantra self-love, as well as revealing why erotic tantric practices like tantric masturbation are great for your body and mind.
First, let’s look at what tantra solo actually is.
What Is Tantric Masturbation?
You’re probably wondering what tantric self-love is and what it incorporates? Tantric masturbation is a way of experiencing self-pleasure. It keeps us in tune with our body, helping to gradually build-up sexual energy. You’re able to take yourself to the edge of orgasm, getting close to the point of exploding pleasure without reaching it.
By preventing orgasm or ejaculation from taking place, the sexual energy gives you an incredible full-body experience with an abundance of benefits.
Here are just some of the wonderful benefits of tantra solo:
- It enhances relaxation
- It can give you a deeper connection to your body
- It can aid a spiritual enlightening
- It can give you a sexual awakening
- It reduces stress
- It boosts your sex life
- It allows you to try something new in the bedroom without the pressure of sex with a partner
- It can aid your mental health
Tips For Tantric Self-Love
So, how can you get started with solo tantric practice, and what are the best tantric techniques to try to get the most out of participating in tantra solo?
Pay attention to your body
There are no set rules for performing tantric sex solo. However, it’s always a good idea to listen to your body and do what works for you. Take time for exploration of your erogenous zones and build your body awareness.
Create a relaxing atmosphere
Creating a calming ambience for self-seduction allows you to feel comfortable so you can self-pleasure with intention. Take note of your senses so you can be in the moment. Light candles. Remember, doing tantra solo is a journey which can lead to heightened awareness of your sexuality rather than simply achieving orgasm. You’re here to discover more about yourself, as well as enjoying pleasure.
You can practice tantric meditation through self-love
While performing tantra solo, try mindfulness by ensuring you're truly in the present moment. Focus on your breath and use a mantra as you take a deep breath in and a deep breath out. You can also try belly breathing by lying on a flat surface and holding your stomach to pull it in as you inhale and push it out as you exhale.
Take your time
Whether you’re performing clitoral stimulation with a yoni massage or are stimulating the penis with a lingam massage, tantra is all about exploration. Move slowly, try varying ways of self-pleasure and try both finger touches and sex toys to provide titillating stimulation.
Don’t have any expectations
Everyone is different so what works for one person may not work for another. Learn to enjoy the experience of getting to know your body on a deeper level. Eliminate the possibility of potential distractions by putting your phone in another room and give yourself the time to work on you.
Start practicing tantra solo today
Now you know what’s involved in practising tantra solo, as well as some of the best feel good tips for getting to know yourself better, you can begin to explore your body in a new light. Just remember that tantric masturbation is a journey of self-exploration. Forget having rules and enjoy the experience self-pleasure can bring.
Erica Suarez-Hillingdon is a sex therapist and expert on everything related to tantra, tantric sex, and tantric massage. She is the editor at Karma Tantric, London’s premier tantric massage agency. She specialises in helping men, women and couples unleash their sexual potential through her tantra teachings.