Oh yes, yes! The semi-popular semi-taboo yoga and sex talk comes swinging around the block once again with its saucy seducing scent of tea tree oil and Sex Panther. This time it’s the ‘Oh’ word: yOgasm. We didn’t make it up.
The sexologist: “It’s another way that a woman can bring herself to orgasm without touching herself,” says Dr. Jeffre TallTrees.
The Yoga Teacher: “The first time it happened to me I was in Sharon Gannon’s class at Jivamukti, and I was in forward bend,” expresses Kelly Morris, a popular yoga instructor in New York City. “I was breathing and concentrating and suddenly, ‘Whoa!’”
The Lucky Student: “I was in lotus pose, focusing on breathing and lifting the muscles of my pelvic floor,” she said. She wasn’t prepared for what happened after her instructor pressed his body against her back and synchronized his breath with hers, lifting her ribs as she inhaled, and pushing down on her thighs as she exhaled. “I was tingling all over!” she gushed.
Mmmm…yogasm or mula bandha contact high? Does it matter?
The greater subject here may be how yoga affects, as in enhances, your sexual experience. No not just on the mat! Good grief. The thing is, the subject seems to be less taboo than it once was (read: those wild and crazy tantra antagonists) and freedom to talk about your hooha in relation to yoga is actually healthy and normal.
Indeed. Marco Rojas, the same yoga teacher who implores us to “feel the now” (sometimes blindfolded), is highlighted in the DB article as an experienced yoga and better-sex guide of sorts.
“One woman who attended a class where we focused a lot on mula bandha came back the next day and told me she was able to orgasm for the first time with her boyfriend of six years,” says Rojas, seeming slightly flabbergasted himself. “So yes, things can happen! To infinity and beyond.”
Marco doesn’t explicitly teach yoga for sex (yet) but we’ve taken his class and have heard enough interesting and liberating sounds to believe people are finding the pleasure in the pain. And it’s not just more fun for the ladies.
Alan Finger, prestigious yogi and founder of ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda) Yoga tells us:
“The man starts at a disadvantage because his orgasm is outwards, which makes it briefer and shorter than a woman’s. But if he can engage mula bandha during sex, then he can prolong his climax and make the entire experience more powerful.”
Another reason for the dudes to practice?
We totally buy into the science of this by the way, even if yoga is simply getting you more in touch with your body – yes ALL of your body. Pubococcygeus, ladies! ahem. And breath control, that’s another story. Please excuse us, we need a savasana…and a shower.
*no conclusive evidence on added benefits of naked yoga quite yet. anyone? Bueller?
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