Spiritual development can both 'transcend' the physical into spirit or enter more deeply into the physical. Embracing both, we take all of ourselves, accepting everything that is physical and inherently human, into spirit.
I attended an introduction to Tantra in the Kadampa Buddhism tradition. As usual the Buddhist terminology had me shaking my head in confusion. I've interpreted the gist of it in flavours I am more familiar with, starting with some background as to why one would even consider a practise in Tantra in the first place.
Romantic love appears in many ways to be a deeply ingrained fantasy that cannot be fulfilled.