Archive for Taoism

Yin and Yang

Posted in The Mystic East with tags , , , on March 1, 2015 by alvinavalon

yinyangTaoism is an ancient Chinese tradition that centers around the concept of Yin and Yang, or the interplay of female and male principles.

The female principle Yin is symbolized by the vagina, while the male principle Yang is symbolized by the penis. But Taoists rarely use such mundane anatomical words, preferring colorful poetic phrases instead:

  • The vagina = Jade Gate, Vermilion Gate, Jade Pavilion, Golden Lotus, Peony Blossom, Receptive Vase.
  • The penis = Jade Stem, Coral Stem, Male Stalk, Turtle Head, Red Bird, Dragon Pillar.

Taoist Sex: two dancing phoenixes

Posted in Tantric sex with tags , , , , , on March 2, 2013 by alvinavalon

Shunga print of the two dancing phoenixes sex positionTaoist Sex is the ancient Chinese equivalent of Tantric Sex. But whereas Tantra is the Way of the Goddess, Taoist Sex is focused more on enhancing the health and longevity of the male participant. While the sexual positions of the Kama Sutra are designed to heighten and prolong the pleasures of the female , their Taoist equivalents are aimed more at the pleasure of the male. This is particularly apparent in the position illustrated here (in a Japanese shunga print of the late eighteenth century), in which a man is copulating simultaneously with two female partners. In this position, called “two dancing phoenixes”, one female lies on top of the other, both spreading their legs so that their vaginas (referred to in Taoism as “yin gates”) are easily accessible to alternate thrusts of the man’s erect penis (“yang spear”).

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 44 other followers