There have been several deeply disturbing exposes in recent years about sexual abuse, violations, and misconduct in the tantra and sacred sexuality industry.
Several credible claims of abuse and misconduct have been lodged against various well-known tantra schools and at least one person has had criminal charges filed against them.
In November of 2020, BBC Radio released a 10 episode podcast expose on the One Taste Cult (which is NOT TANTRA but is often confused with Tantra).
In this episode of Sex Is Medicine, Devi explores the troubling climate of abuse in the Western sacred sexuality industry, the importance of lineage and accountability, and outlines some red flags and things to watch out for in your Tantra providers. She is joined by colleagues, certified Authentic Tantra® practitioners, and Certified sexologists, Karen Craig and Rosie Bitts.
- What’s happening in the world of modern tantra that is causing concern?
- How the lack of oversight and accountability allows misconduct and abuse to proliferate.
- How IATE has worked to mitigate this.
- What are some things to watch out for in the world of modern Tantra?
About Karen Craig
Karen Craig, B.Msc., J.D., is co-owner of Live Heal Thrive Retreats™ and Explore the Art of Tantra™, along with her husband, Brion E. Craig, B.Msc. Through individual and group coaching and workshops, as well as through fun, powerful and transformative global retreats, they help men, women and couples rediscover their power, authenticity and capacity for deep connection, intimacy and love. Karen is a Certified Metaphysical Practitioner, Certified Authentic Tantra® Educator and Practitioner, as well as a Certified Sexologist.
Learn more about Karen on her website HERE
About Rosie Bitts
Rosie Bitts is a multi-award winning performer, producer, author, educator and Tantrika. She is one of the pioneers who brought the art form of burlesque to Vancouver Island and has since taught hundreds of women this beautiful and fun creative art form as well as performing for thousands of people across N.America. She is a certified practitioner of Authentic Tantra (one of the only government certified programs in the world), a sexologist and pleasure activist and has loved mixing Tantra into both her personal and professional life.
Aside from performing and creating, Rosie’s passion is teaching people how to connect with their inner sexy, love their bodies, and lead their most sensual and fulfilled lives. She offers classes, workshops and retreats online and all over the world.