Tao Sex:
Taoist Sexual Practices

Early Taoist masters created a "technology of sexual ecstasy" to teach lovers how to transform their lovemaking into health-giving ecstatic practice. In the books reviewed below, masters of Taoist practice clearly detail for Western readers how to consciously use sexual energies for health and spiritual development.

Recommended Books on Tao Sex: Taoist Sexual Practices

Beyond Tantra: Healing Through Taoist Sacred Sex by Mieke and Stephan WikBeyond Tantra: Healing Through Taoist Sacred Sex
Mieke and Stephan Wik

Amid the bewildering bounty of Tantra- and Taoist-based sex books, Beyond Tantra stands out as an engagingly simple, friendly, and motivating resource for Westerners. The Wiks turned to Eastern spirituality to reawaken their love life and direct energy toward healing physical problems. First they explain the differences between Tantra and Taoist schools and sources, the disciplines' relationship to Western medicine, and how their own research and practice of Taoist-based "Dual Cultivation" - a couple's conscious use of sexual energy for health and spiritual development - affected their lives. The remainder of the book walks readers through a series of exercises that includes an explanation of the approach, historical references and background, personal stories from the Wiks, and a hands-on presentation of technique: goals, time needed, components/supplies, and description. 2005, Findhorn Press


Healing Love Through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy by Mantak Chia, Maneewan ChiaHealing Love through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy
Mantak Chia, Maneewan Chia

The foundation of healing love is the cultivation, transformation, and circulation of sexual energy, known as jing. Jing energy is creative, generative energy that is vital for the development of chi (vital life-force energy) and shen (spiritual energy), which enables higher practices of spiritual development. Jing is produced in the sexual organs, and it is energy women lose continually through menstruation and child bearing. Mantak Chia teaches powerful techniques developed by Taoist masters for the conservation of jing and how it is used to revitalize women's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. 2005, Destiny Books


The Multi-Orgasmic Couple: Sexual Secrets Every Couple Should Know by Mantak Chia et. al.The Multi-Orgasmic Couple: Sexual Secrets Every Couple Should Know
Mantak Chia et. al.

The Multi-Orgasmic Couple will show you and your partner how to experience intense multiple whole-body orgasms; pleasure each other profoundly; use sexuality for health and healing; deepen your love and spiritual relationship. Couples will discover simple step-by-step techniques for a level of sexual pleasure, intimacy, and healing they may not have known was possible. This fully illustrated guide will inspire couples to make love all night-and make love last a lifetime. 2002, HarperOne


The Multi-Orgasmic Man: Sexual Secrets Every Man Should Know by Mantak Chia and Douglas AbramsThe Multi-Orgasmic Man: Sexual Secrets Every Man Should Know
Mantak Chia and Douglas Abrams

Offering men clear and practical guidelines for reaching their real but seldom-realized sexual potential, The Multi-Orgasmic Man vividly explores these extraordinary facts: by learning to separate orgasm and ejaculation (two distinct physical processes) men can transform the momentary release of ejaculation into countless peaks of whole-body orgasms. Men who experience multiple orgasms report increased vitality and longevity, by avoiding the fatigue and depletion that follow ejaculation. This book shows you how! 1997, HarperOne


The Multi-Orgasmic Woman: Discover Your Full Desire, Pleasure, and Vitality by Mantak Chia and Rachel Carlton AbramsThe Multi-Orgasmic Woman: Discover Your Full Desire, Pleasure, and Vitality
Mantak Chia and Rachel Carlton Abrams

For women who seek heightened spiritual consciousness with their extended and multiple orgasms, Chia and Abrams prescribe a series of meditations and exercises from the Chinese Taoist tradition. The authors' inclusive language speaks to all women, regardless of age, sexual orientation, relationship status, orgasm tendencies or level of experience with meditation. The good, basic information on general sexual health and wellness emphasizes holistic approaches to maintenance and treatment, and the primer on the fundamentals of chi (energy) provides a solid overview of the theoretical basis for the methods developed to cultivate and use this energy. 2006, Rodale Press


The Sexual Teachings of the Jade Dragon: Taoist Methods for Male Sexual Revitalization by Hsi LaiThe Sexual Teachings of the Jade Dragon: Taoist Methods for Male Sexual Revitalization
Hsi Lai

In Jade Dragon Hsi Lai explores the male role in Taoist sexual transformation.The techniques of the Jade Dragon are part of a disciplined sexual and spiritual practice. The goal for the Jade Dragon is health, longevity, and immortality through practices that enhance the accumulation of the Three Treasures of Taoism--ching (sexual and physical energy), qi (breath and vital energy) and shen (spiritual and mental energy). The author presents the nine Jade Dragon exercises that strengthen erections, enlarge the penis, increase semen quantity and quality, prevent premature ejaculations, and enhance sexual energy. 2002, Destiny Books


The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress: Secrets of the Female Taoist Masters by Hsi LaiThe Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress: Secrets of the Female Taoist Masters
Hsi Lai

White Tigress women undertake disciplined sexual and spiritual practices to maintain their beauty and youthfulness, realize their full feminine potential, and achieve immortality. Revealed here for the first time in English are the secrets of the White Tigress that have all but disappeared from the world. The vast majority of Taoist texts on alchemy, meditation, and sexuality are directed at male practitioners. The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress presents traditions that focus on women, traditions that stem from a long line of courtesans and female Taoists. 2001, Destiny Books


The Tao of Love and Sex by Jolan ChangThe Tao of Love and Sex
Jolan Chang

Tao of Love and Sex explains how the ancient philosophy of Taoism can be applied to modern sex techniques. "I have learned by experience that the most effective way to secure sufficient love for both men and women is to show women how to influence men gently to become more adequate lovers."-Jolan Chang. 1991, Penguin


Taoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy by Mantak Chia and Michael WinnTaoist Secrets of Love: Cultivating Male Sexual Energy
Mantak Chia and Michael Winn

Master Mantak Chia reveals the ancient sexual secrets of the Taoist sages, which enable men to conserve and transform sexual energy and invigorate and rejuvenate the body’s vital functions. Taoist Secrets of Love teaches practices for alchemical transmutation of body, mind and spirit; the secret of achieving and maintaining full sexual potency; the Pathway to higher bliss; and how to exchange and balance male and female energies. 1984, Aurora Press

 


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