Sexual Mastery: 5 Steps To Become An Unforgettable Lover

Steffo Shambo

Updated on Aug 11, 2023
Sexual mastery

Sexual mastery. It’s a heavy term and a big statement to throw around. Can one ever truly master anything? Possibly not, for there are always more things to learn. But when it comes to sex, there are some simple steps that you can take to move towards a more masterful, heartfelt way of lovemaking.

Sex in the 21st Century – gratifying, but not satisfying

Most people are experiencing sex that gives fulfillment only upon a very basic, surface level. It is gratifying in that it releases tension and gives a feeling of release. Sadly, these people have no idea what they miss out on. They are barely scratching the surface of what is possible.

This is especially true for men. It is a sad fact that the vast majority of males have no IDEA how MUCH pleasure they are capable of experiencing, or of giving. 

If this sums up your attitude towards sexual intimacy, I am here to tell you that you have the potential to experience unlimited amounts of sexual pleasure, as well as provide it. You simply need to fine-tune your tools.

It is my joy to work with men from all over the world and to guide them on their journey toward a more masterful way of making love.

Today I’m going to share with you five easy, practical steps you can take to strive for sexual self-mastery. These real-world techniques are simple yet effective. They are taken directly from my coaching program, which focuses on sacred sexual practices for men. I have seen them work time and time again with my clients, moving them from mediocre to masterful lovers. Putting on a poor sexual performance can ruin a man’s confidence. But this means that the opposite is also true.

Want to transform yourself from the inside out and reach unimaginable levels of sexual confidence, prowess, and assertion? If the answer is yes, keep reading!

What is sexual mastery?

Before we dive into the techniques, let’s take a look at what how to be good in bed entails, along with what it does not.

Anything related to sex usually has some bravado and nonsense ideas attached to it. Sexual mastery is no exception. It has TONNES of nonsense attached to it. Let’s debunk a bit of that right now.

Contrary to popular belief, sexual mastery is not:

  • Having a big penis
  • Knowing the whole of the karma sutra
  • Being able to sweet-talk women into bed with you
  • Being particularly dominant or particularly submissive 
  • Having learned and perfected a certain ‘technique’, such as how to make her squirt or give good oral.

All of the above of course comes into the picture. But as standalone or cumulative factors, they do not make a man masterful at sex. 

What makes a man masterful in the bedroom is much more closely tied to his energy. His presence his attitude towards his partner and the lovemaking itself. Ask any woman to describe her greatest, most extraordinary lovers. It won’t be the ones who had the best sexual techniques or the biggest cocks. It will be those who were the most attentive, engaged, and tuned in with her.

To achieve that level of presence? You need to learn to control your sexual energy. Once you have harnessed your sexual energy, a whole new world of lovemaking will be opened to you. Once you step through that door, you will never want to go back.

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The marrying of sex and spirituality

On the other side of that door, sex takes on a whole new essence. No longer solely about sexual satisfaction or multiple orgasms, lovemaking becomes a way to taste the divine. 

Taoist sexual health practices have been around for thousands of years. For the ancients, such work occupied a central place in their traditions. In their ancient texts, regular sex is considered the secret to remaining ever-youthful.

And indeed, when sex and spirituality become married, the result is an enlivening of one’s being. Mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We are uplifted. Our eyes shine. Our skin glows. We radiate love from the inside out. You have probably felt this in your own life. The day after some great sex you feel charged with an invisible force. Women in particular, due to the variety and intensity of orgasms they can experience, feel particularly open, healed, and radiant after an incredible lovemaking session. Through G-spot and cervical orgasms, women can have transcendental experiences, laugh until their sides hurt, or cry rivers of healing tears.

It is this ability to turn a physical activity into an also deeply profound one that makes a man masterful in bed.

Sexual mastery = fucking her open to God

But to be able to fuck her open to God, a man needs to be in control of his ejaculation. Ejaculation control must come easily to him. Fucking her open to God takes a great deal of presence and sexual confidence. If you are stuck in your head worrying about whether or not you are going to c*m, you will not be present, or able to penetrate her for a long enough period for the deeper, more powerful orgasms to happen. This is why sexual energy control is so vital.

When you have harnessed your sexual energy, you will be able to ravish a woman from head to toe. It is commonly recognized in the world of sex and tantra that women are like crock pots and men like microwaves. Men are quick to heat up and quick to cool down (via ejaculatory orgasm and the long refractory period). Although they are slow to warm up and bring to a boil, women are also slow to cool down. They can go on for hours and hours and are often left feeling unsatisfied and under f*cked by ‘standard’ lovemaking.

Women are satisfied with unsatisfactory sex

woman sitting alone in the corner of bedroom looking at her phone

Frankly, the proportion of men who are aware, let alone in control of their sexual energy, is very small. This is one of the major contributing factors to the orgasm gap, which is the massive disparity between men and women when it comes to orgasm during sex.

Most women are used to a bit of foreplay followed by 5-15 minutes of penetration, depending on the personal sexual stamina of the man. Maybe she will have an orgasm before penetration, but only maybe. After foreplay, it’s usually all about him. Striding towards that ejaculation like a horse towards the finishing posts. Women these days are chronically underfucked and unsatisfied. 

The sad thing is that the majority of them don’t even KNOW that they are unsatisfied. They have a clitoral orgasm (maybe), and they think that that is all the pleasure they are capable of. But they are unsatisfied and capable of achieving so much more pleasant. Women are oblivious to the endless possibilities of sex and think they just don’t like it very much.

This is something we men must strive to change. A woman will never forget the first man with whom she started to enjoy and look forward to sex even if the encounter were just for one night. What a privilege it would be – to be that man!

5 steps towards sexual mastery

But where on Earth to start with all of this? The idea of sex being a portal to God might be something that you have heard before. It could also be completely new to you and quite overwhelming. Although if the latter, I would be willing to bet that it resonates with you on some level.

Regardless of where you are in your spiritual journey, I will give you 5 easy steps you can take toward becoming a sexually masterful man. The common thread between these steps is that they will help you to control your sexual energy.

Sexual energy is the most powerful force on Earth. We must learn to work with it. Otherwise, we can suffer from too high or too low libido, addictions, erectile dysfunction, compulsive behavior, and a host of other issues.

If you’re ready to learn more about your sexual energy and how to control it, let’s get going with the steps:

Step 1. Become emotionally open

You may be wondering what being emotionally open has to do with being a better lover. The truth is, it has everything to do with it.

Unfortunately, a lot of men are emotionally shut down or unavailable. This is often (but not always) due to having an avoidant attachment style and therefore fearing intimacy.

Our soul yearns to drop the masks and surrender. But the mind resists in favor of remaining in safety.

And we do remain safe, but at the expense of the innermost desire of our hearts: to merge with another.

When we are emotionally closed off, our partner feels it. Even if they are not consciously aware of what is happening, their response will be one of mirroring. They will not be able to let go and surrender themselves. And fantastic sex is about just that – surrender.

The emotional opening is another subject in itself. Admitting you have a problem is always the first step. After that comes educating yourself. Thankfully, society now largely recognizes the issue of emotional unavailability. Books such as ‘The Emotionally Unavailable Man‘ can be of great use. Sometimes psychotherapy is also needed. In all cases, make sure you communicate with your partner. Simply hearing you admit that you have a problem will likely bring them great comfort.

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Step 2. Breathe slowly and deeply

The second step to sexual mastery is recognizing the inseparability of breath and sexual energy.

Our breath should flow through our body like an electrical current. When it does, sexual energy flows with it in tandem.

When our breathing is suppressed, as it is in most people 90% of the time, our sexual energy is also suppressed. In today’s society, we are more stressed than ever. The primary, automatic bodily response to stress is rapid and shallow breathing. This activates the parasympathetic nervous system even further and we become trapped in a vicious cycle.

When it comes to making love, shallow and rapid breathing means shallow and rapid(ly over) sex! Ejaculation is a response of the sympathetic nervous system. Have you ever experienced performance anxiety right before you were about to have sex and then ejaculated extremely quickly after penetration? The reason for this is simple. It was because your sympathetic nervous system was all fired up. This caused hypersensitivity and poor ejaculation control. Am I making sense?

Thankfully the reverse is also true. Slow and deep breathing means slow, deep, and powerful sex.

A visualization technique

Whilst making love, inhale down the front of the body to the genitals. Exhale up the spine to the top of the head. Visualize a white current of light flowing around your body with the movement of the breath. This will bring you into your body and activate the delicious parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system relaxes us, allowing for greater ejaculation control and heightened pleasure.

Note: most of us are so used to rapid and shallow breathing that we do not even realize we are doing it. Before you take this new way of breathing into your sex life, try it alone first. By this I mean during masturbation.

Synchronized breathing

Another breathing technique you can use during sex love is synchronized breathing. Synchronized breathing exercises feature highly in tantra. This is no coincidence. The joining of the breath is a wonderful way to create intimacy and presence.

The effects are heightened during sex. When two people make love, their central nervous systems harmonize. Synchronizing breathing with your partner will also bring you into a greater presence. If she is at all in her sympathetic nervous system, she won’t be able to surrender or have an orgasm. Through breathing together, you can help her to open up. The opening is key for women for them to enjoy sex.

Synchronized breathing exercises feature highly in tantra. This is because they are wonderful ways to create intimacy between two people. As we have already discussed, intimacy and presence are two must-haves of incredible sex. So

Step 3. Build your tolerance to high levels of energy

The third step towards sexual superpowers is again linked to the nervous system (see the pattern emerging here?). This time, we want to build our tolerance to maintaining high levels of energy.

A master of sex can build and build sexual energy without feeling the uncontrollable urge to ejaculate and release the tension.

This can be trained by practicing edging whilst masturbating. To edge, masturbate until you are at 70% of your personal arousal level. Remain at 70% for a while. Then go up to 80%, hovering there, and eventually up to 90% and 95%.

When you reach 95%, the impulse to have an ejaculatory orgasm will be almost too strong to resist. But you must eventually learn to sustain the high level of arousal without release. This is the hallmark of an extraordinary lover. Most men reach the tipping point and fall right over the edge.

From the bedroom to everyday life, stop energy leakages

As you begin to build your tolerance to high levels of sexual energy, copy this skill directly over into your everyday life. Rather than oscillate between periods of extreme highs and lows, try to remain balanced. Maintain a steady, consistent energy level throughout the day.

This usually starts with addressing your relationship with common crutches and addictions. Caffeine is the biggest culprit in our society today. It is used when we are tired or craving a high. Eventually, the high energy level becomes unbearable, and we release it somehow. We feel anxious or antsy from the coffee so we go for a run to shake it off. Then we are left tired and depleted once again. And so on…

If you want to enjoy sacred sexuality, you must move away from this addictive behavioral pattern.

Maintain a steady level of energy. When you do, sexual energy will follow and also flow steadily. You will be less susceptible to premature ejaculation and therefore able to make love for long enough to truly ravish a woman.

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Step 4. Positioning of the tongue

Believe it or not, your tiny tongue holds a lot of potentials when it comes to sexual mastery. This is due to its crucial role in the free flow of sexual energy.

Your sexual energy should flow through your body in one complete circuit. Just like an electrical current, if there is a breakage, the circuit is incomplete and the flow stops. 

Keep your tongue resting lightly at the top of your mouth. It should sit just behind the front teeth. This keeps the energy circuit complete. Experiment with your tongue during sex. It is a fantastically powerful part of your body. Join tongues with your partner and feel your two individual circuits merge to become one. 

As your overall sexual energy control and sensitivity improves, your tongue will become a master weapon in energy transference. Kissing you will give her shivers. Receiving oral sex will make her spine quiver and her toes curl. 

Step 5. Remove the goalposts

a soccer ball resting on the soccer field facing the goal

I have talked before about the importance of non-goal-oriented sex. Today I’m doing so again.

To be an amazing lover, you need to forget about orgasms (and then, they will most likely come. Pun not intended).

Sex these days tends to be masculine. That is, goal-focused. 

Men desperately want to be good lovers. To be so, they have a ‘ladies finish first’ attitude towards things. A man trying to be a good lover will typically bring his woman to orgasm before penetration. Either via manual or oral stimulation. She has had an orgasm! Hooray! Onto the next goal: his orgasm. The sexual encounter then becomes all about him. Her orgasm is ticked off so the rest doesn’t matter.

This can make sex feel transactional. A ‘you get yours, I get mine’ kind of affair. Whatsmore, when a woman can feel that there is pressure and expectations to have an orgasm, she often won’t be able to. Pressure and expectations are anxiety-inducing. And even if you feel like you are being subtle and patient, she will feel it and be in her sympathetic nervous system. Unlike men, when women are in their sympathetic nervous system, orgasm is unattainable.

The vicious cycle for a woman who struggles to orgasm

Feeling pressured to orgasm often becomes a vicious cycle for women who find it more difficult to have orgasms. Pressure to orgasm leads to difficulty doing so, and difficulty leads to more even pressure. She is stuck in her head. And most likely, he is too.

But it isn’t just about orgasms. It is about the very essence of lovemaking as a whole. 

When we take away the goalposts, both partners can surrender and be fully in their bodies. Without a specific goal in mind, we are more perceptive to the ebbs and flows. We can then respond appropriately to each subtle shift. In one session we can go from gently caressing and kissing her face to pinning her against the wall and thrusting deep inside of her. 

Let it flow and be able to respond to her every movement

The key is to relax and to let things flow naturally. This is a more feminine approach to lovemaking. Feminine energy is dynamic and constantly changing. Just as any lovemaking session is constantly switching gears. Women are unpredictable. If we are to strive for sexual mastery, the way we make love must account for this. Sometimes she will only want deep intimacy, caressing, and a lot of eye contact. Other times she will just want to be pinned down and f*cked. But to read what she wants, you need to remove the goalposts.

How tantra can help you to achieve sexual mastery

man and woman making love on the sand

Sexual mastery is about so much more than just the act of intercourse itself. It is about your energy and your attitude towards life itself.

A man who is truly masterful in the bedroom is a man who is present. He is no longer a slave to his libido, addictive behaviors, or unsteady sexual energy. This gives him the presence and awareness to tune into his partner and respond to her every fleeting change of desire. Lovemaking for him is about much more than just fulfilling a primal urge. It is about oneness with God and witnessing the divine in the eyes of his woman.

If you put the time and effort into developing this kind of presence, you will have a deeply fulfilling love and sex life. It isn’t easy, though. Follow the steps given in this article and you are sure to get somewhere. Things like emotionally opening and working with the positioning of the tongue are incredibly powerful, but there is much more to be learned. 

If you are enticed by the contents of this article and want to get a taste of what tantra truly has to offer, you can take my free training for men here. I have one for single men and one for men in committed relationships. No matter what stage of life you are at, tantra can open the door for you to become an extraordinary lover – whether that is for your current partner or your future one.


Why would you want sexual mastery?

When we master something, we get the most out of what it has to offer. Sex has almost limitless potential in terms of intimacy, depth of healing, and states of orgasmic bliss. If we strive for sexual mastery, we can begin to tap into this potential.

What is a sexually masterful man?

A sexually masterful man is fully in control of his sexual energy. Able to sustain extremely high levels of arousal for long periods, he responds appropriately to his partner’s every ebb, flow, and change in desire.

Do I need to see a sex therapist to attain sexual mastery?

If you have emotional blockages or trauma, seeing a sex therapist may be necessary. Sexual trauma and emotional blockages are great inhibitors when it comes to sex, intimacy, and pleasure.

How important are sex positions for sexual mastery?

Sexual mastery is much more about your energy than your positions. I could give you 10 sex positions that will hit a woman’s r G-spot and clit at the same time. But if you cannot control yourself for long enough to unlock her, these are pretty much useless. Forget the karma sutra for now and focus on sexual energy control.

How long do you need to practice before you become sexually masterful?

Like anything worth having, sexual mastery doesn’t come easily. It can take many months of dedicated practice to be in control of your sexual energy. If you are consistent, though, small changes will be observable after just a few weeks. Things like being more present in bed can even be instant. It depends on how deeply you are willing to truly surrender.

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Steffo Shambo

Steffo Shambo

Men's Tantric Relationship Coach

I am the founder of The Tantric Man Experience™, a pioneering transformational coaching program for men. With over 1500 hours of certified tantra training in India and Thailand and 7 years of experience helping hundreds of men worldwide save their marriages and reignite passion in their love lives.

I have over 8 million views on YouTube and have been featured on VICE and Newstalk Radio for my life’s work - helping men unleash their full masculine potential.

My holistic FLT method seamlessly integrates ancient tantric philosophy with my modern expertise in relationships, sexuality, dating, and men’s health.

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