Frequently asked questions

FAQ

We are here to create sex-positive intentional community that is creatively collaborative, objective, and inclusive.

We are here to showcase our real, raw lifestyles of polyamory, sacred sexuality, yoga, and Tantra to set an example of authentic relating and intimacy, unconditional love, and shameless erotic expression. 

After all, we are sexual beings, and by reclaiming our innocence and exploring sensuality and sexuality as tribe, we can shed cultural programming, release sexual shame, and heal the shadows and limitations that keep us from our true nature of love, pleasure, and abundance. Learn more about this on our Mission page.

Tantric Philosophy says that ALL is Divine ~ there is no good or bad, right or wrong ~ it all simply "is." Tantra is a way of living that embraces all experience, sensation, and emotion, including discomfort and pain. As we expand the capacity to hold space for high intensity sensations such as pain, we expand our capacity to feel pleasure in our bodies. 

Tantra is about presence ~ being in the body, as opposed to the mind, in order to FEEL our somatic experience without the need to think into the past or the future or figure anything out. It is in the present moment that we can bring awareness to our emotions, sensations, tension, etc to bring the light of our consciousness to that area and allow for surrender and release, thus bringing healing.

Tantra as it relates to sexuality is about opening up intimacy with the Self or another in order to allow all experience to arise, and to compassionately observe without expectation of outcome. It is to BE in presence with yourself or another to expand awareness of subtle energies and sensations in order to heighten pleasure. Read more about this on The Gospel.

Polyamory is the ability to connect intimately with more than one person ~ a way of relating that is not limited to one partner or closed to new connections while in relationship with another. This involves full consent of all people involved. And in our practice of polyamory, all parties are at least aware of each other, if not also in close relationship with all partners of partners (what we call a pod or tribe). This is why we call ourselves a polypod and we are building tribe this way.
In our embodiment this also requires full transparency and consistent communication. It is important to be honest about one's desires, emotions, experience, and other connections.
 
We see polyamory as similar to dating, where you are seeing multiple people and have agreements of sharing openly about other connections.
There are also different levels and ways of being open and poly - some folks prefer to have one sexual partner and have the freedom to be sensual with others. Other beings enjoy being completely sovereign and free to connect with whoever they want, whenever they want, however they want, even if they are in partnerships. Some desire a partnership where they can connect with other sexual partners but only inside the container of their relationship, which would be called "open-relating."
Non-monogamy is a broader term to describe any way of relating that does not follow the standards of monogamy and strictly being intimately exclusive with one partner.

Surprise surprise, we too experience jealousy!* In open-relationship we embrace the Tantric Philosophy, or the mental framework that all emotional experiences are opportunities to feel and heal. This includes experiences of jealousy. When we do have jealousy arise, we openly share our experiences with one another transparently so we can release all shame and judgment on our internal experience and return to unity in relationship.

It is also key that each individual take responsibility for their emotions and experience, returning to self, holding space and compassion for any jealousy or other emotions that arise, rather than projecting pain onto another or blaming something outside of themself for the experience. This is how to claim full sovereignty and become empowered by everything, instead of resonating in victimhood. 

Learn more about this in our Polyamory Cookbook Online Course.

*Jonny Beyond Sins is a rare anomaly that has transcended any experience of jealousy. Because he is fully embodied in his sight and philosophy of the perfection of all things, he does not resonate with experiences of envy, jealousy or desiring what another has, whether that be relationships, material items, etc. Read more about Jonny Beyond Sins here. 

From Wikipedia: >>> In modern English, a cult is a social group that is defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or by its common interest in a particular personality, object, or goal.

Yes, we are. We are a social group anchored in the Tantric Philosophy, and our goal is to expand pleasure and heal through releasing sexual shame, stepping into our authentic erotic expression, and creating community through heart centered connection.

From Google: >>> a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.

>>>a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.

We are not tied to any religion. We may have beliefs and practices that others regard as strange! 

From yourdictionary.com: >>> a cult in which unrestrained sexual activity is central to worship , ceremonies , etc.

Yes, we are, because we know we are all sexual beings and sex is sacred, it is a fundamental part of our practice and our healing and expansion.

So what's the real question?

We come in transparency and are open to having a conversation on any topic.

We are a social revolution.

There are many definitions of cult, and many societal constructs around what a cult is and what it involves. And there is a lot of fear around what goes on inside a cult, concerns about members are being manipulated, controlled, brainwashed, etc. 

At The Studio X, we value sovereignty and personal empowerment, and we are committed to empowering each other to discover and live our own truth and while not imposing our truths on another.

In the Sufi branch of Islam, the heart with wings represents ascension or the crossover between the spiritual and the physical realms. You can read more about the symbolism here

In our logo, X marks the spot! X marks the heart center, the energy center where unconditional love and the feeling of compassion is available to us. When we move forward in sexuality from a heart centered space we shift from mindless sex into making love. 

Also, in the Christian context, 'to sin' means to miss the mark, or to act out of alignment with God's commandment. At The Studio X we embrace all experiences as Divine opportunities to grow, expand, excel and ascend in our inherent primal and spiritual essence. With this perspective, sexual expression is not sinful, rather, it is an opportunity and a tool to heal and deepen our relationship and connectivity to the Divine, Source Energy, or a higher power. As  Tantric Philosophy states that "All is Divine," we release any judgment of wrong-doing and therefore there is no way to miss the mark or act out of alignment, because we are always divinely guided and everything that unfolds is perfectly orchestrated for the highest alignment of healing.

Explore the different pages of this website to learn more about what we believe to be true. Also, you have the opportunity to discover & apply Tantra in a 1:1 private container with a Studio X Tantrika and you can book a Tantra session here.

We suggest these resources for more information on Tantra and sacred sexuality:

Admin. “Tantric Sex Explained.” Johnny Cassell, 27 Sept. 2019, www.johnnycassell.com/seduction/tantric-sex

Kim. “Magic or Magick?” World of Magick, World of Magick, 22 Oct. 2019, www.worldofmagick.com/post/magic-or-magick

​​KujawaFollowAuthor, Dr Joanna, and Follow. “Sex and Relationships: Tantra, The Gospel of Philip and What Is Going on?” LinkedIn, www.linkedin.com/pulse/sex-relationships-tantra-gospel-philip-what-going-dr-joanna-kujawa/.

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