According to recent studies four out of ten women in Britain suffer from female sexual dysfunction, sometimes referred to as female impotence. There still are a lot of myths associated with the sexuality of women and a lot is still not understood in mainstream Western medicine. Sexual dysfunction is defined as an inability to experience pleasure during intercourse. For main stream medical professionals most women’s sexual problems are not a priority or cause for concern, but for the women who experience sexual difficulties it can lead to depression, guilt, and feelings of isolation, the breakdown of relationships and negative body image.
Often women do not seek help for fear of being labelled, fear of being inadequate or through embarrassment. Those do seek help often find that the treatment offered falls short of their needs and results in a deeper sense of despair.
Eighty per cent of women who seek help for sexual dysfunction complain of having no sexual desire, libido, Tiredness, depression, illness, stress, anxiety, relationship disharmony and negative body image. Although it may not appear serious at first, the condition can cause much unhappiness and frustration if it is not talked about and effectively treated.
Mal Weeraratne an expert in female sexuality explains that the mainstream courses of treatment including marriage guidance and sex therapy often prove ineffective because they do not address and treat the whole problem. Mal who is the founder of Tantric Journey has worked in the sexual therapy sector since 1994 and in an authority on the subject of the female orgasm, he has helped thousands of women regain sexual feelings and lead happy live with fulfilled intimate relationships.
Mal explains how unfortunately, when sex has equalled pain (either physical or emotional), a vicious cycle often sets in and women avoid sex altogether or unintentionally put up barriers known as ‘Body Armouring’. Wilhelm Reich the pioneer psychotherapist and sexologist who postulated the orgasm theory: That full orgasm is the very centre of human experience and ultimately determines the happiness of the human race, developed the theory of Body Armouring, the process whereby past traumatic experiences are stored in the body muscle tissue at cellular level and as a result the body’s tissues harden, creating tension and blocking energy in the area that has been traumatised. This means that traces of the emotional content of every negative sexual experience have been recorded in the muscular tissue of your genitals.
Mal explains how past traumatic experiences such as sexual abuse, rape, complicated childbirth, surgery or negative attitudes to sex may all contribute to the lack of ability to orgasm as every unsatisfied sexual experience is recorded in the cellular memory of your body. Creating an invisible armouring, that your body creates to reduce its vulnerability to pain, discomfort and possible danger. There is a parallel to this process and this is the reduction in the ability to experience pleasure.
Research has shown that only a quarter of women achieve orgasm through penile penetration, leaving three quarters in need of additional clitoral stimulation. It is estimated that 12 per cent of women are anorgasmic (never reach a climax). In fact because the sexual organs have been subjected to vigorous condemnation from childhood, onwards, the pelvic basin has become a major storehouse of negative imprints, restricting and inhibiting the woman’s ability to enjoy full sexual capacity and preventing the full enjoyment of orgasmic release. In effect the armouring process not only protects from pain, but also from the woman’s own desires and instincts.
Mal explains how his pioneering treatment Tantric Journey can help anyone who wants to improve the quality and well-being of their life, by teaching them to understand the needs of their own body, mind and spirit and being able to communicate effectively to fulfil and gain their needs and desires.
He explains how we are all born free and pure, with positivity and love, which is the natural state of our being. However, throughout our existence we are subjected to a barrage of negative beliefs, conditioning, physical and psychological abuse which slowly builds up layer upon layer of negativity. What Tantric Journey aims to do is peel back these layers and restore a state of balance and positivity.
Tantric Journey begins with four key practices:
- Deep breathing with focus
- Body movement with feelings
- Chanting with expression of emotions
- Tantric Massage to remove negative imprints
Through the practice of Tantric Journey teaching and guidance is offered to teach clients how to become receptive to the four key practices. The process moves at a pace set by the client and helps with sexual dysfunctions, enhancing sexuality; teaching the individual to fully relax and be able to fully let go. Breaking down the layers of negativity and removing Body Armouring, Tantric Journey can help to eliminate aches and pains and help to deal with many negative issues around sexuality leading to a heightened sense of wellbeing and a new ability to enjoy pleasure and sexuality.
More about Tantric Journey and Mal Weeraratne’s work can be found on his informative website www tantricjourney.com