Last summer, my wife Marie and I attended the first ever Discover Your Erotic Nature (D Y E N) Intimacy Retreat presented by Amara Charles. Based in Taoist sexual practices, we thought it was about stretching our erotic comfort zone.
Reflecting back on my experience (since we were pretty sexually/erotically/nudity open already), while the D Y E N retreat didn’t exactly stretch our comfort zone, there was a lot we learned and found interesting which we decided to include in our lives.
We have set up romantic/fantasy lovemaking scenarios as a surprise for each other in the past, so it was easy for me to turn one of the things we did at the retreat into an evening of great passion.
The DYEN exercise that kept flashing in my mind was the one where you pose your partner in a position to duplicate the pose of a Goddess on cards that had been randomly drawn. The pose I was to place Marie in was of a naked Goddess lying prone with arms above her head and crossed at the wrist, her head to the side and one leg slightly bend in a provocative manner. Once I felt I had the pose duplicated, I was to call all the other participants to view my ‘sculpture’ of Marie in the pose. All agreed that Marie was even more stunning than the the Goddess in the picture; including her freshly shorn pussy (which duplicated that of the Goddess on our card.)
The memory of that evening’s activity (held outdoors on the dimly lit lawn of the retreat location in rural AZ) is what motivated me to create one particular surprise of love and fantasy.
I Planned this Carefully for Marie