Tantric Sex, the Kāma Sūtra, and Yoga

Tantric Sex, the Kāma Sūtra, and Yoga

Western interest in Tantra is mostly focused on sex. However, sexual rituals in tantric texts are about physical empowerment and spiritual freedom – not sensual pleasure. How does this compare to the worldlier priorities of the Kāma Sūtra? And are there links between modern “neo-Tantra” and sexual restraint in yogic texts?