Tantrism \Tan"trism\, n. The system of doctrines and rites taught in the tantras. -- {Tan"trist}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • White tantrism — is a form of sexual alchemy which involves a man and a woman making sexual contact then transmuting their sexual energies whilst remaining still throughout the act and withdrawing without orgasm. It is regarded by its practitioners as an… …   Wikipedia

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