Tantra is a facet of Hindu and Buddhist thought and the subject of many books. Tantra has a connotation with sex and that is part of both these great faiths. 'Tantra' is a Sanskrit word and has many meanings. One of the meanings is growth and enlightenment. Obviously this aspect of Hindu thought means that it refers to the achievement of inner peace and salvation through sex. Many Catholics consider Tantra sex as Satanic in nature, but it is not so and really means that there are many paths to God.
The origins of Tantra and its earliest practices have been shrouded in Mystery and have existed for thousands of years. The earliest texts on Tantra require a deep study and proper interpretation as they cover all aspects of human life like health, belief, philosophy, sex, pleasure and God.
Western society has learnt about Tantra only in the 20th century and this has focused mainly on sex. But Tantra covers many other aspects of life as well including meditation and prayer, all interlinked with sex. Tantra advocates a different form of sex, where the stress is not on orgasm, but on something more sublime like a dream and an attempt to prolong the pleasure and in the bargain get closer to the almighty.
Tantra sex is revealing your innermost feelings to your partner with the aim of a total union. It is not like a bullet fired from a gun which after it is fired loses its potency, but something deeper that can awaken the inner feelings and heighten the union with your partner. Just imagine how wonderful sex is if you can dream with your partner and at the same time spend hours in a sublime embrace that can only make you happier.
Advanced tantric practices can be weird and sometimes involve sex in a grave yard to please the nether Gods. These are aberrations and one has to make his or her own choice in the matter. Tantra sex is beautiful if done with a pure heart and a belief that what you are doing is correct.There is nothing taboo in Tantra and it would be appropriate to consider the body as a temple and worship it accordingly. It is worth remembering that orgasm is not the goal of tantra, but a stop on the path to being one with God. This concept of Hindu and Buddhist thought is difficult to understand for men and women brought up on orgasm as the goal of the sex act. Tantra does not deny orgasm only wishes to inculcate something deeper, where a man could end up having many orgasms.