Monday, April 13, 2020

Article on recording artist Michiko Takatani by Tony Sokol

Michiko Takatani Responds To NYC Public Health Masturbation Advisory With Instructional Song and MV
Article by Tony Sokol

The New York City Department of Health wants us to stay home and jerk off. Michiko Takatani is doing her part to aid compliance. In response to New York's recent Public Service Announcement, Michiko is offering a pubic service alternative, Ma*Star*bation exploration.
The NYC Health Department's Sex and Coronavirus announcement declared: "You are your safest sex partner. Masturbation will not spread COVID-19, especially if you wash your hands (and any sex toys) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after sex."
Michiko dug out a music video she produced in 2002, but never released, to offer tips to tantricize while New Yorkers are urged to "stay home and minimize contact with others to reduce the spread of COVID-19." The health department says if you "usually meet your sex partners online or make a living by having sex, consider taking a break from in-person dates. Video dates, sexting or chat rooms may be options."
Another option is let your fingers do the walking while watching. “All you need is the left hand of you and the right hand of you," Michiko sings. Explore "Ma *Star*bation" here:
Michiko started out blowing sax. She switched over to jazz piano and the Big Band sound when she moved to NYC and studied in the U.S. at Berklee College of Music. But the latest sound is more jizz than jazz. She joined a New York City funk band in the early 90s before forming her own band.
The video drips open with the pulsating pummeling of any blockages to the g-spot, while Michiko sensually breathes bliss straight into the listener. You can hear the big band influence in the runs over the deep rhythmic underlay in the song. Can it be a sin?
"The song has two messages," Michiko says, "one is to wipe guilt from masturbation, the second is subconsciously promoting Tantric orgasm which usually has Kundalini."
Kundalini is that electric energy running up and down your spine, which can culminates in Cosmic Sexuality. "Under these ecstasies no longer those dualities," she sings. It comes from deep inner knowledge. "Tantra can be stronger than atomic bombs, it says in the official YouTube description.” She thinks that might have triggered her to be a Tantric teacher since she was born in Hiroshima, Japan."
In the song Michiko sings "I don’t remember when I started" but the "little girl" who "found that by her own" also imparts it to others. She's worked in a Geisha Bar and been an exotic dancer in a mystical quest of balance toward traditional spiritual trainings such as 40 days liquid fast, silence retreat, daily Asanas, attaining Kundalini Yoga certification. Now she’s a renowned Tantra teacher in New York ( doing sessions which combine Kundalini Yoga and Neo Tantra.
It "feels too good to be judgmental" she sings and who wants to? Everything is categorized as a product of universe, "but this is your time.”
You can also listen at Spotify.


  1. Great article. Good to know somebody's got this situation in hand.

  2. love this article and the writer Tony Sokol is a fabulous writer

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