Vaginal Massage versus Yoni Massage | What’s the Difference?

Published: Feb 6, 2024 | Revised: Feb 7, 2024
Written by: Marce Ferreira

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Vaginal Massage is usually associated with Tantric Yoni Massage, and the two labels are often applied interchangeably. Nevertheless, there are some differences, and we’ll discuss those in this article.

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As it is, a Tantric Yoni Massage is only one type of Vaginal Massage. More specifically: one could say that a Yoni Massage is a Vaginal Massage, but not all vaginal massages are Tantric Yoni massages. Moreover, a Yoni Massage typically includes a Tantric Full Body Massage.

Furthermore, Yoni Massage — unlike Vaginal Massage — is embedded in Somatic Sexology and Tantric practices, serving very specific goals that go beyond a more down-to-earth Vaginal Massage.

These goals — depending on the woman’s individual issues that are addressed — may include reviving sexual pleasure, discovering new types of orgasm and multi-orgasmic states, sexual de-armoring, re-owning one’s womanhood, circulating sexual energy through the body for physical and mental health benefits, alleviating or healing of sexual dysfunctions, and spiritual attainment.

A straightforward Vaginal Massage may also address emotional domains, but it usually only occupies itself with physical health conditions, such as easing menstrual cramps, relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles, decreasing sexual i.e. genital pains and numbness, increasing the blood flow in the area, diminishing uterine contractions after child birth, increasing elasticity in vaginal tissues, re-sensitizing the vagina, among other issues.

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Another thing is that the term “Vaginal Massage” is often rather limiting as for what it actually entails. That is, usually both Yoni Massage and Vaginal Massage will also massage the external parts of the female genitals i.e. the Vulva, which includes the pubis, labia and clitoris, and not only the internal parts i.e. the vaginal canal, G-Spot, cervix, and uterus. Moreover, the hips and pelvic floor muscles and ligaments will often also be addressed in the massage treatment.

Additionally, Yoni Massage usually extents to all other erogenous zones of a woman, including the groin, perineum, buttocks, belly, anus, nipples, and breasts. This may also be the case for a Vaginal Massage (when it’s part of a broader Sensual Erotic Full Body Massage), but in general one could say that a Vaginal Massage will be limited to the Vulva (external) and Vagina (internal) and the immediate area around those.


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