Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Any teacher or organization registered with Tantra Federation International agrees to comply with our ethical standards of conduct. Under this policy such a teacher or organization is prohibited from engaging in physical sexual misconduct, verbal or emotional sexual misconduct, or committing retaliation.

This policy encompasses interactions between (i) teachers and trainees under the tantra program, (ii) tantra instructors and their students, and (iii) tantra teacher training program owners or managers and their staff members.

Physical Sexual Misconduct
 means any of the following under this policy:

Egregious Physical Sexual Misconduct:

  • Sexual assault,
  • Attempted rape,
  • Unwanted fondling or unwanted sexual touching,
  • Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body, or penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape.

 Physical Sexual Misconduct also includes:

  • Inappropriate touch of a sexual nature during class or at any other time.

For purposes of this Policy, Verbal or Emotional Sexual Misconduct means:

  • Use of emotional coercion, psychological force, or manipulation to coerce a victim into non-consensual sex, or
  • Pervasive use of sexually suggestive or explicit statements or words that create a hostile environment for trainees or participants.

Tantra Federation prohibits any retaliatory action against complainants for reporting a violation of this policy or against any person for cooperating with an investigation by Tantra Federation International or others into such reports.

In determining appropriate discipline, Tantra Federation International will take into consideration any retaliatory action by respondents, including but not limited to retaliatory public disparagement of complainants.