Monday, June 16, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

Tantra for Erotic Empowerment has gotten some glowing reviews in the last few weeks:

Gayle Michaels (no relation)

TCM Reviews

Mystic Living Today

It was also selected as a 2008 Indie Excellence Award Finalist in New Age Non-Fiction, which is a great honor given the wide variety of books that fall into that category.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Book Contest:

Go here for a chance to win a copy of Tantra for Erotic Empowerment.

And don't miss the launch party for our book and Tristan Taormino's Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, Tuesday, May 13th at Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street, New York, NY. 7 pm. Here are some more details:

Come celebrate the release of two exciting new books: Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino and Tantra for Erotic Empowerment: The Key to Enriching Your Sexual Life by Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson.

Tantra teachers Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson and sex expert/Village Voice columnist Tristan Taormino will party with the Sexerati as they schmooze, dance, and sip on special complimentary cocktails provided by Espiritu del Equador. You'll get an exclusive sneak preview of their latest collaboration: see Mark and Patricia teach Tantra techniques to performers in Tristan's latest volume of her award-winning porn reality series, Chemistry 4.

Every person who purchases a book will get a free tantra, sex ed, or porn DVD. Guests will also be treated to fabulous gift bags full of sexy, sensual, fun goodies hand-picked by the authors. Plus, don’t miss an exciting performance at 9 pm by a very special guest!
Please rsvp to sarah (at)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Runner's High - Sexual High

A recent New York Times article titled "Yes, Running Can Make You High," reveals that scientists have finally proved what many have known all along, that there is euphoria to be found in intense workouts. According to the article, researchers measured endorphin levels in subjects' brains, before and after a two hour run, using PET scans and recently available chemicals. Dr. Henning Boecker, of the University of Bonn, states that similar levels are present "when people are involved in romantic love affairs."

We couldn't help but wonder what these scientists would discover in the brains of Tantric sex practitioners. We suspect that even those in long-term relationships attain endorphin levels similar to those "involved in a romantic love affair". (Such has certainly been our subjective experience!) Tantric sexual practice involves prolonging arousal, and we suspect that increasing this results not only in the release of amphetimine-like compounds, which happens during an average sexual response cycle (see Masters and Johnson), but also in heightened endorphin levels and that flooding the system with this combination of brain chemicals is what leads to mystical experience (see pp. 35-37 of The Essence of Tantric Sexuality).

Read it here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tantra for Erotic Empowerment is available now! And a lot earlier than we anticipated. To celebrate, we're offering free shipping in the U.S. between now and April 1, the official U.S. publication date.

Visit our books page for details.

You can also order it from your local bookstore (a great option) or buy it on

Saturday, February 02, 2008

We've written an article about Valentine's Day that should be appearing around the web over the next couple of weeks. It begins:

Tantra is an ancient Indian spiritual tradition that recognizes human sexuality as one avenue among many for achieving mystical experience. Although the number of Tantric texts that deal directly with sexual activity is quite small, most Westerners associate Tantra with love, sex, and relationships. While Western ideas about Tantra are thus somewhat misguided, if you can bring a Tantric sensibility to love and relationship, your love life will be richer and more fulfilling.

Go here and scroll down to read the whole thing.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

We've finished the final round of edits, and Tantra for Erotic Empowerment is now at the printer. Everything's on track for an April release.

Our DVDs Tantric Sexual Massage for Lovers and Advanced Tantric Sex Techniques (Alexander Institute) are available at last through our website. The process of making the films was very interesting, and we learned a lot. It's extremely difficult to make effective, explicit instructional films, and we really didn't know what to expect. We're delighted with the final versions. They convey the information effectively and tastefully, and the performers do a great job. We are excited about the possibility of reaching an entirely new audience.

We're looking forward to Dark Odyssey in March and also to the Virginia Festival of the Book. We've been selected as participating authors and will be doing a signing and a workshop March 28-29.