Today, I want to talk about Tantra for adolescents and young adults. Loads of adults feel they would’ve been better off if they had known about Tantra in their younger years. It is disappointing that the present educational curriculum has turned a blinds eye towards educating the students on the subject of sexuality. Teenagers just aren’t educated enough about their own body and sexuality which has led to many entering their adulthood clueless.
A vast number of kids these days are turning towards pornography as their means of education. Pornography shapes our view of world in different ways, none of them painting it in a positive way. Young ladies feel obliged to go through medical procedures to shape their bodies in a way to copy pornography stars. They feel obliged to perform sexually the same as they have seen in pornography, bypassing their own characteristic sexual reactions to mimic what they see in pornography which is a shame. Romance, sensitivity and love are getting to be out of date in a world ruled by a falsely depicted pornography based sexuality.
Youngsters can be educated to truly cherish their bodies and understand how a lady’s body or how a male body functions in terms of sexual attraction and pleasure. They can learn about and experience the Chakra system, Kundalini energy, touch and loving conscious communication. Adolescents can adapt, even before having intercourse, how to genuinely care about their wellbeing and joy for a lifetime.
Adolescence is a sensitive period in life. Teens are insecure and vulnerable and may try to cover this with a carefree or detached demeanor, however, everything is evolving – body, mind, feelings. They are looking to cultivate their own personality and they need to explore life through various perspectives.A lot is happening inside them. This is absolutely natural and right. They should be given freedom and helped to change and explore life before they become mature and adult. It is imperative to let them experience and pick instead of condemning them.
One of the Tantric experiences which is crucial for inner harmony, wisdom and bliss is Meditation, which is something new and energizing for them. Reflection helps them to relieve stress, in addition to giving them confidence in their talents. Through meditation, they are introduced to a world of possibilities into adulthood and they can use their energy to create a good life.
During teenage years the hormones related to the endocrine system is one of the big changes in the body; sexual want emerges. They need to explore and try different things with their sexuality. Each teenager follows his own path and may require time before finally feeling ready for a sexual relationship. If they feel judgment, restraint or pressure to be overly sexual before they are ready, these energies will create tensions in their mind and body. They need same-sex role models, who believe in them and give them direction when they feel uncertain or confused. If they do not have the trust and support of guardians, grownups and teachers, they will learn through pornography, movies, and magazines or from distorted pornography.
Sometimes adults dread to allow their young ones to experiment freely their sexuality without supervision. However, nature’s has its way, so it is important to understand that sex is but natural; if you want to support your young one the main thing is don’t deny it, don’t dismiss it, and don’t repress it.
I firmly believe Tantra for adolescence is required to assist the youth in living with their sexuality freely, without any guilt. Through conscious sexuality, they will develop in affection and intimate in their adventure into becoming adults and it is our obligation as adults to direct them.