As a practitioner of sex magick, I wholly support the Orgasmic Meditation movement, as much as I find the psychology behind it all a bit dodgy. I absolutely, 100% think the repression of female sexuality (which is at the heart of all religions, let’s face it) is largely why our society of so out of whack. There’s something powerful there that when unleashed, has the potentiality to transform culture radically on a spiritual level. That being said, the OM movement seems to be catered to this repression in a way. It’s sort of like, hey ladies, since you’re super uptight about masturbation (there’s research on this, most women don’t masturbate much), how about if we come up with a way that sex isn’t actually sex, and you’re not actually touching yourself. And that’s where we get OM. Whatever works I guess. This blind date aspect of it is certainly new to me though, from The Rooster:
“Nicole Daedone. Daedone is the founder and CEO of OneTaste, the author of “Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm” and a TEDx speaker. Her past greatly influenced the development of OM: “When she was in her mid-20s, her father, who had always been a distant figure in her life, went to prison for molesting two girls,” Gawker writer Nitasha Tiku explains in her article “My Life With the Thrill-Clit Cult.” “She said he never behaved inappropriately to her; they had long been estranged. At 27, she learned that he was dying of cancer and only had hours to live. That trauma propelled her to study at what she called a ‘mystery school of theosophical studies,’ then graduating to Buddhism and celibacy before finding orgasmic meditation.”
The cure for untouched female hunger. In a 2011 speech for TEDx SF that has since been viewed more than half a million times, Daedone laments what she refers to as the Western woman’s mantra: “I work too hard, I eat too much, I diet too much, I drink too much, I shop too much, I give too much. And still there’s this sense of hunger I can’t touch.” Daedone teaches what she believes is the cure for that untouched female hunger: a “brief ritual, performed with a partner.”
How it works. Although the practitioners can be of either sex, the focus of orgasmic meditation seems to be on the female orgasm through subtle and deliberate stimulation of the clitoris. Essentially, OM is a 15-minute stroking session. It’s simple, really: you head to the “class,” remove your clothes only from the waist down, and lie across an unknown, fully-clothed man while he strokes your clitoris. The lights stay on. The goal is to share a meditational experience, and “the deeply human, deeply felt, and connected experience of orgasm.”
Oh, and in reading through that article I saw the exorbitant prices this lady is charging. I, errrr, ummm, don’t know why you’d have to pay to learn how to do this. Maybe I don’t support the Orgasmic Meditation movement after all.