The word Tantra literally means loom, warp, or weave (source). So if spirituality is about going within and detaching from the dependency of exoteric thinking and consciousness; to come to our own individual realizations about life, and about forming our own perspectives based on the truths of our own journey then Tantra as it is known in modern culture today is very misleading.
Much like yoga is equated with excercise, poses, a type of pants and habits of eating which is all flesh centered and not soul centered, the word Tantra has been manipulated to do the same and it’s wrapped around a thing called Kundalini energy. The idea of Kundalini energy plays on our weaknesses, makes promises to our egos, and seduces us with the things that it says that we can achieve once we learn how to obtain and access it. It sounds like the marketing of another wonder drug to me.
So what is tantra? Tantra is just another idea and it can either serve your soul or not. Quite often it’s being used as an instrument, combined with the vehicle of spirituality and it has succeeded to some extent in brainwashing the innocent into opening up their bodies, to naively weave themselves of energies that they would otherwise never be open to. Tantra has nothing to do with sex. It’s about “the path” to connect with God or merging and becoming whole again.
As always please do your own research, listen to your heart, and come to your own conclusions. Namaste.