Is Tantra Just For Heterosexuals?
So one of the things out there you might hear about Tantra - and it makes me really angry - is when I hear that actually only heterosexual men and women can do Tantra and that anybody that doesn’t fit into that mould, it’s not for them and they can’t do it. I want to bust some of those myths so if ever you hear anybody say that Tantra is only for heterosexual people then refer them to this video and refer them to what I’m about to share with you.
So I think where that gets confused is the difference between masculine/feminine and male/female. For me masculine does not mean male and feminine does not mean female. Basically as human beings whether we identify as male, female, trans or any other gender description, the truth that I’ve come to is that we each hold within us both masculine energy and feminine energy. And if you ever come and do some deeper work with me we’re going to talk about chakras and actually what you’ll discover and learn is that the masculine and feminine energy actually weave through the different chakras. Now masculine qualities I’m going to talk to you about in another video and also feminine qualities in another video - I’m going to do one of each for you. But in essence we all need both of those qualities through our bodies, through our energy systems, through who we are so we can have the broadest experience of life.
Now for me we all hold masculine and feminine qualities and energies at different ratios so some people might identify with having a much stronger masculine and not much of a feminine and vice versa and also some other people may not identify with masculine and feminine energy at all, they might feel some other type of energy, of connection that might be neither masculine or feminine. I promote that everyone in the world is OK as they are. That they are perfect as they are.
So in terms of Tantra for gay men, one of the things you’ll learn in deeper Tantra, you’ll learn very much about getting in touch with your masculine energy and you’ll also learn very much about getting in touch with your feminine energy. The way that I offer these, they kind of are like mirrors - so they are going to show you many different aspects of yourself both in a masculine state and in your feminine state - you’re going to learn a lot and you’ll be challenged by some of that information that comes to you. But what I believe as a gay man and when you’re interacting in some of the most divine Tantric rituals is that actually your masculine and feminine qualities meet another being’s masculine and feminine qualities and when these are joined together then that’s one pathway to consciousness, to enlightenment that you can share this very profound, deeply spiritual practice with another being that can open the gateways to enlightenment.
So if anybody ever says to your that Tantra is for only heterosexual people - show them this video and take some of the points I talk about and have that discussion with them. For me, Tantra is available to every human being, everybody full stop. Until next time, take care, thank you, bye bye.