Potential Tantra risks (medical and psychological)



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Just familiarise yourselves with these webpages at some point;



Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Terrence Higgins Trust (AIDS), www.tht.org.uk


NHS contraception guide, http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/contraception-guide/Pages/contraception.aspx



"Stealthing" - the (dangerous) act of surreptitiously removing a condom during Sex - www.fuck.com/magazine/fucking/stealthing-nonconsensual-sex-trend/


It is illegal in The UK - www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/stealthing-what-you-need-to-know-about-this-illegal-new-sex-practice_uk_58fe00e9e4b06b9cb9187e1b





Further, I'm satisfied that Tantra does actually carry a psychosis risk (exactly what that level of risk is hasn't been scientifically established yet). Some links to help you decide;

2013 article - My Tantric “Kundalini awakening” turned me off sex - www.salon.com/2013/03/17/my_tantric_awakening_turned_me_off_sex/

The psychiatrist/researcher Stanislav Grof has written about this issue. His website - www.stanislavgrof.com


TIDS: Tantra-Induced Delusional Syndrome - www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php/Tantra-induced_delusional_syndrome_(%22TIDS%22)_by_Charles_Carreon

(That proposal to the American Psychiatric Association was rejected in point of fact - but that isn't to say it won't be included next time etc)

"There are dangers to Tantra. Sense-addiction, insanity/psychosis and abuse of power. At various points on the path, a Tantrika (seeker working with Tantric teachings) may risk (be challenged, tempted or threatened by) one or all of these. Facing these temptations requires Intelligence, and deep commitment to accepting experience `as it is' however that looks."

Source - www.advaittantra.com/tantra.html


Videos of Kundalini Awakenings - www.thekundaliniyoga.org/Kundalini/kriyas_shaktipat_kundalini_kriya_experiences_video_collection.aspx

Book - Kundalini and Psychosis - www.newbrainnewworld.com/?Awakening_of_Kundalini:Kundalini_and_Psychosis


Mystical Psychosis - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystical_psychosis

Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet : a personal account of Kundalini Awakening by Dr Lissa Rankin - http://lissarankin.com/coming-out-of-the-spiritual-closet




(Sexual) Abuse


Tantra Not Trauma -  provide a space for people to share and bring awareness to traumatic experiences around Tantric practices; this is a space to support and witness individuals without rescuing, fixing, judging, shaming or blaming - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470942069871270/


Dangerous Persuaders (book exposing cult techniques) by Australian academic Louise Samways - http://www.louisesamways.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DangerousPersuaders.pdf



Oxytocin drawbacks


The Dark Side of Oxytocin - http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/the-dark-side-of-oxytocin.html


Oxytocin - A 'Love Hormone' With a Nasty Little Secret - http://www.wsj.com/articles/oxytocins-downside-it-promotes-xenophobia-1403902104


Oxytocin the `love hormone' helps soldiers like each other and hate the enemy - http://cultofthedeadfish.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/love-hormone-helps-soldiers-like-each.html



To Ejaculate Or Not To Ejaculate - that is the question;
"It is then his choice as to where he wants to send this energy - out with their ejaculate (the prevailing paradigm) or inward for other uses (men who master ejaculation are able to channel this energy into other areas of their being)"

Source - www.luckymojo.com/neo-tantra/lingamassage.txt

(There are all sorts of arguments ancient and modern about the merits of splitting Orgasm from Ejaculation - modern Medicine has shown the link between Ejaculation and reduced risk of Prostate Cancer - though having no Ejaculation doesn't actually increase the risk)





It has been suggested that the drug Cabergoline has a possible recreational use in reducing or eliminating the male refractory period, thereby allowing men to experience multiple ejaculatory orgasms in rapid succession, and at least two scientific studies support those speculations;


As part of the normal male sexual response, a prolactin surge occurs after orgasm and lasts approximately 1 hour, resulting in a decrease in erectile and ejaculatory potential during this refractory period Inhibition of prolactin could, by similar mechanisms, aid with the resolution of delayed or absent orgasm ..... The efficacy of cabergoline in the treatment of healthy men with orgasmic disorder has not been evaluated, although it might be an effective treatment for this condition because of its inhibitory effect on prolactin, thereby increasing the potential for orgasm.


Study - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4822480/


(Prolactin is the hormone which triggers a sudden ceasing of what was an uncontrollable urge just seconds earlier once the desire is quenched - ceasing sexual stimulation after an orgasm or ceasing drinking even when very thirsty just prior)


Cautions - cardiovascular disease; history of peptic ulcer; history of serious mental disorders (especially psychotic disorders); Raynaud’s syndrome.










Jade Egg controversy;





Specialist insurance brokers;


Adultsure - https://adultsure.uk/


FP Adult Insurance - http://www.fpadult.co.uk/


Park Insurance - Adult Industry Insurance section - https://parkinsurance.co.uk/services/commercial-insurance/sex-industry-insurance/




You might even end up like David Icke - enough said


In February 1991, David Icke visited a pre-Inca Sillustani burial ground near Puno, Peru, where he felt drawn to a particular circle of waist-high stones. As he stood in the circle, he had two thoughts: that people would be talking about this in 100 years, and that it would be over when it rained. His body shook as though plugged into an electrical socket, and new ideas poured into him. Then it started raining and the experience ended. He described it as the kundalini (a term from Indian yoga) activating his chakras, or energy centres, triggering a higher level of consciousness. There followed what Icke called his "turquoise period".


More - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Icke#Green_Party,_Betty_Shine





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