A yoni massage refers to the tantra practice of massaging the vagina. Yoni is the Sanskrit word for vagina and translates roughly to "a sacred space". The history of yoni massage is closely linked with that of tantra. The first recorded texts that relate to tantric practice date back to 300BC and it shares its origin with Hinduism and Buddhism. For men, the equivalent of yoni massage is lingam massage, lingam being the Sanskrit word for penis.
In terms of professional services, there is a wide range of options on offer. Some focus entirely on the yoni while other make the yoni massage part of a more holistic or full body massage. A yoni massage can be given by a male or female practitioner and doesn't have to be sexual in intent. Orgasm is not always the goal even though many women experience it when receiving a yoni massage.
What are the benefits of Yoni massage?
There are a number of potential benefits reported by people having a yoni massage.
While orgasm doesn't have to be the goal of yoni massage, it can help you to have better, more intense orgasms with regular exploration as you learn about your body in more depth. It can also help people who find it hard to reach orgasm to achieve them.
Better Mental Health
Yoni is great for helping your mental health, especially anxiety and depression.
That’s because you get to make time to connect with yourself on a deeper level, exploring the possibilities of pleasure.
A yoni massage can help release negative emotions related to sex by experiencing intimate touch. Helping the receiver associate the female genitals with pleasurable not pain.
Improve Your Sex Life
A yoni massage is can be great to spice up your sex life. By exploring the vagina, you’ll begin to learn what feels good and turns you on.
Help Painful Menstrual Cycles
Many women have reported that yoni massage helps reduce pain during menstruation. It's believed that stimulating your vagina may help to soothe the pain by encouraging blood flow in the genital area.
Improveed Body Confidence
If you’re struggling with low self-esteem, intimacy or a fear of being naked with a partner, experimenting with yoni massage may help. Yoni massage can help boost confidence for many women, as well as increase their sex drive.
Helps Painful Sex
By relaxing the muscles around the vagina with massage it can allow more relaxed intercourse and help reduce painful intercourse for those that experience it.