A Sneaky Peek Between The Covers of Tantric Sex for Women
The history of tantra is ancient, as is women’s practice of it — said to date back 3,000 years to the Zami cult of India. Yet, in the many centuries where literature has been produced on the subject — and despite the proliferation of contemporary women’s sexuality books — there has never been an English language book devoted entirely to tantra for women until now. Tantric Sex for Women: A Guide for Lesbian, Bi, Hetero and Solo Lovers, changes that. Filling an important gap, the book addresses all women regardless of sexual preference.
The approach makes sense. Women often define themselves by their differences. Yet, all women — lesbian, bi, or heterosexual — share something primal and basic: the yoni. According to author Christa Schulte, "Yoni is the Sanskrit name for the female genitalia with all its little erogenous parts: clitoris, labia, mons veneris, vagina, G-spot, womb, etc. However, yoni is much more than an anatomical term. It is the holy place of female desire, the lap that births new life, and the praiseworthy location of a woman’s deepest power."
The book thus speaks to the unity of female experience, while addressing and celebrating multiplicity.