How are men and women conceived of in tantra?


Tantra acknowledges the differences between men and women, physically and energetically, and sees them as complementary polarities, like a lock in a key. It is the next step on from the early feminist refrain that 'women are equal to men'. 

It supports equality and true honouring, whilst allowing both men and women to celebrate their differences and surrender to their innate gifts.  For example, it is often seen as a problem that men are more ready for sex, whilst women crave intimacy.  Tantra acknowledges the naturalness of these primary impulses, and offers meditations to capitalise on this and take attraction and sexual fulfilment to new dimensions, based on this complementary difference of polarities.


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Leora Lightwoman

Leora has been leading Tantra workshops and facilitating Tantra sessions with couples and individuals since 1995. She is celebrated for her lively and playful, and yet sensitive and grounded approach to spiritual sexual-loving, and for the safe and honouring space that she holds. Read more...