Creator & Founder of Authentic Tantra, Devi is an internationally recognized Tantra Expert, Certified Tantric Healer, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Certified Meditation Instructor, practicing Tibetan Buddhist and Tantric Dakini of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage. She is the author of “Shake Your Soul Song! A Woman’s Guide to Self Empowerment Through The Art of Self Pleasure” and the Host of Sex is Medicine with Devi Ward Podcast on ITunes. Devi has been teaching meditation and personal growth workshops since 2000.
A few years back, I could only feel clitoral orgasms with a vibrator or my finger. My vagina was numb and sexual intercouse felt painful.
Back then, I believed the female g-spot to be nothing more than a fairy tale.
I certainly didn’t know my body was capable of over 11 different kinds of orgasm, and that the areas inside my vagina which had been numb and painful, would later prove to be my most reliable gateways to sexual ecstasy.
In short, I was like most other women in North America, ignorant of my true orgasmic potential, and uneducated about how genital body armoring desensitizes our female erogenous zones.
What Exactly Is Genital Body Armouring
The concept of body armoring began with Wilhelm Reich (1897 – 1957), the father of somatic psychology. Wilhelm believed that traumatic life events, and sometimes even just intense emotions, cause us to contract or withdraw from our life experience on a deep subconscious level. This internal contraction causes a hardening of the muscular tissue in order to protect or defend. This hardening is what we refer to as “body armoring”.
Body armoring can happen to any area of the body which has been physically traumatized through insult or injury. But it also happens in response to mental and/or emotional pain. This is why it so often shows up in our genitals.
Genital body armoring is the result of living in a culture that teaches us to disconnect from and fear our natural sexual desires and response.
It is the result of us being taught and believing on some deep level that sexual pleasure is shameful, scary, impure, sinful, dirty, or wrong in anyway.
It comes from being told that “good girls don’t” touch themselves, masturbate, have sex, enjoy sex, make a mess during sex…
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