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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Irish have a deep fear of intimacy

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They say there was no sex in Ireland before The Late Late Show, but there is still no intimacy, according to Martin du Toit, the founder of International School of Tantra.

“The church has opened up, the society has evolved but the people are lacking behind. Many lack basic skills in sharing intimacy.”

Since the article “Tantric sex: Get on the love coach” by Deirdre Morrissey was published in the Sunday Independent recently, the attention from Ireland has multiplied.

Almost every day the International School of Tantra receives crank calls.

“We are addressing an international audience – but almost every telephone stalker we get is from Ireland. And when somebody is actually on the line we often hear the constant sound of a flushing toilet.” Martin says. “It is good though – something is happening in Ireland.”

This weekend the School of Tantra is hosting a weekend workshop (September 26-27) in Ireland on touch and intimacy.

The workshop is the first attempt by the International School of Tantra to get a strong hold in Ireland.

The workshop is open for men, woman, singles and couples. The entry fee is €250 per person and €300 for a couple. It takes place in a country villa south of Belfast.

For more information please visit the School of Tantra website:

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