Yoga + Sex in the Media

Are there too many stories about sex and yoga in the news? Does any of it have anything to do with the practice?
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Are there too many stories about sex and yoga in the news? Does any of it have anything to do with the practice?
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From the wide cultural misunderstanding of tantra yoga to controversial ads by some yoga-product companies, sex and yoga is a hot-button topic. The fire was stoked again last week in a series of news stories and blog posts.

First, a post on The Daily Beast explored the topic of spontaneous orgasms during yoga class. While it's no secret that people say their sex lives improve after a regular yoga practice, this was, well, perhaps a little too much information.

Then, a group of high school girls in Loveland, Ohio stood up for their right to wear yoga pants after school administrators banned the stretchy pants as too revealing and thus a possible distraction from school work. The girls, dozens who said they were sent home or forced to change their clothes, maintained that the pants are comfortable and no more revealing than a pair of jeans.

What do you think? Is it really possible to have an orgasm in yoga class? Are yoga pants too sexy for schools? Are there too many stories about sex and yoga in the media? And does any of this have anything to do with the practice of yoga?

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