was practiced in India 2,500 years ago. . The practice of Tantra shows us how to reclaim the sexual intimacy that is our birthright. Although Tantra has long been practiced in many eastern cultures, it is just beginning to flourish in the United States. Instead of being fast, rough, tense, risky, and thrilling, it is based on slow, safe, gentle, sensual immersion. . What makes Tantra special is that it is a safe, reliable, relatively straightforward, and very enjoyable way to achieve these effects. . Here's what they had to say. We're not talking about comparing two different people here, but rather one person having a quickie versus the same person having an intentionally prolonged period of intense arousal before reaching orgasm.