Taoist Sexual Practices

Taoist sexual practices (Simplified Chinese: 房中术, Traditional Chinese: 房中術, pinyin: fángzhōngshù), literally "the bedroom arts", are the way some Taoists practiced sex. These practices were also known as "Joining Energy" or "The Joining of the Essences". Practitioners believed that by performing these sexual arts, one could stay in good health, and attain longevity.

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