Acceptance is a central teaching in tantric traditions Embracing the whole, we transcend the world of duality Today in the West tantra has often come to mean sacred sex, spiritual sexuality, sexual spirituality It is in this context that I use tantric massage: touching the sexual and spiritual dimensions within each of us —with full acceptance —embracing an apparent duality
Also by Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D.
Secret Sexual Positions Sacred Orgasms: Teachings from the Heart Sensual Ceremony: A Contemporary Tantric Guide to Sexual Intimacy Romantic Interludes: A Sensuous Lovers Guide The Clitoral Kiss: A Fun Guide to Oral Sex, Oral Massage, and Other Oral Delights
The Tantric Touch of Love
Kenneth Ray S t u b b s , Ph.D
Louise-Andrée Saulnier Illustrated
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The purpose of this book is to educate. It is not intended to give medical or psychological therapy. Whenever there is concern about physical or emotional illness, a qualified professional should be consulted. The authors, illustrators, and the publisher shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage, injury, or ailment caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information or lack of information in this book. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam a member of Penguin Putnam Inc. 375 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014 www.penguinputnam.com First Jeremy P. Tarcher edition 1998 Originally published by Secret Garden, Larkspur, California Copyright © 1989, 1993 by Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D. Illustrations by Kyle Spencer Based on Photography by Ellen Qunther Chapter Heading Artwork by Richard Stodart All rights reserved. This book, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission. Published simultaneously in Canada Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Stubbs, Kenneth Ray. Erotic massage : the tantric touch of love / Kenneth Ray Stubbs. p. cm. Rev. ed. of: Tantric massage, an illustrated manual for meditative sexuality. New York (?) ; Secret Garden, 1993. ISBN 0-87477-962-6 (alk. paper) 1. Sex instruction. 2. Massage. I. Title. HQ31.S97 1999 98-33371 CIP 613.9'6-dc21 Printed in the United States of America 18 1920 This book is printed on acid-free paper. ®
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INVITATION INTRODUCTION WHAT YOU NEED MEDITATIVE MASSAGE GUIDELINES REMINDERS HEALTH PREPARATIONS THE MASSAGE, THE MEDITATION BEGINNING BACK BACK OF LEGS BACK SIDE CONCLUSION ARMS HANDS FRONT OF LEGS FEET FRONT TORSO GENITALS: MALE GENITALS: FEMALE NECK AND HEAD FACE CONCLUSION APPENDIX: EROTICIZING SAFER-SEX ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHORS & ARTISTS EPILOGUE 9 10 14 15 17 19 21 26 29 38 43 45 50 55 58 64 70 76 92 97 106 108 110 111 112
This is a language without words
This is a time outside of time
This is a song that sings a celebration
This is the meditation of massage
Massage is a dance of energy Massage is a dance of love
This is a love book especially for lovers Your boyfriend, your girlfriend your wife your husband your significant other, your lover, your mate the label is not important the feeling is You may be friends exploring becoming lovers You may be lovers exploring becoming friends What is most important is that what you do is consensual
Massage simply stated simply is patterned touch We might say a caress is unpatterned touch...
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