Tagged with #body-image

Developing Boundaries and Confidence

"I was a doormat for people, a rescuer, a person everyone came to when they had crappy work they wanted done or didn't want to deal with something t..." READ MORE

My Heart Opened

"My mom was always open about sexuality. When I was a kid, she would talk about how sex was a really loving and magical experience. From books and m..." READ MORE

I See More Beauty in Life

"My father died when I was eight. He was a heavy drinker and violent toward my mother, and he left us with a lot of debt. My mom worked morning, noo..." READ MORE

From People-Pleaser to Making My Own Decisions

"I see my journey with OM as an unraveling of many layers of deep cultural conditioning to reveal the true, liberated me. I was taught that women sh..." READ MORE

Touching My Soul through My Body

"I found OM via a book reading in San Francisco, and I was intrigued. I was recently divorced and wanted to get back in touch with my sexuality agai..." READ MORE

I Became Comfortable in My Body

"My parents are super conservative, and I grew up with a lot of Catholic shame and guilt. I attended Catholic school until college and was taught th..." READ MORE

When I’m Vulnerable I Feel More Connected

"I grew up in a pretty typical upper-middle-class, white household. My dad was a police officer, my mom was a stay-at-home mom, and every day I was ..." READ MORE

I’m More Aware of and Proud of My Body

"Before I started an OM practice, I just wasn’t very present. I don’t know how to describe it other than to say I wasn’t really there. At work, my b..." READ MORE

I Didn’t Have to be Perfect Anymore

"Growing up I was trained to believe that if I’m going to do something, I have to do it perfectly. Today, I’m at the director level in corporate bus..." READ MORE

OM Led Me Back to God

"I was raised in a normal middle class family and had a pretty happy childhood. The only thing that was different is I had a biracial upbringing. My..." READ MORE

My Healing Process Required Me to OM Regularly

"In my marriage, sex was a traumatic, brutal exchange – for me, emotionally equivalent to violation. In order to relearn healthy intimacy and enjoy ..." READ MORE

From Focusing on Problems to Enjoying Beauty

"I'm a very open-minded person who likes to try different things. Skydiving, bungee jumping—I’ll do it. I’m not afraid. I’ve always been very intens..." READ MORE

A Deep Healing Through OM

"“Sex will be painful for your whole life. Just make sure to lube up,” my doctor bluntly informed me after a visit in hopes of reigniting the spark ..." READ MORE

Learning to Play and Get Back Into My Body

"I was introduced to Orgasmic Meditation by my sister. She had a friend years ago who had shown her a video about OM, so my sister decided to try it..." READ MORE

Healing Shame-Based Vocabulary

"I grew up in the Filipino culture and the Catholic religion. There was a lot of strictness and social rules and a lot of shame and shame-based lang..." READ MORE

More Connection With My New Body

"As a 36-year-old trans man living in France, a freelance barista and graphic designer, I believe that OM has helped me to feel what the truth is fo..." READ MORE

No Longer Devastated by Rejection

"I had a lot of body image issues growing up. I was chronically depressed and terrified of intimacy. Therapy helped a lot, but my relationships were..." READ MORE

What My Body Tells Me

"Dread fills me as I'm walking down the street, and I see my mother's car parked up ahead at a gas station. She gets out of her car and stumbles tow..." READ MORE

Filling the Intimacy Void

"When I was growing up, I was bullied severely. I was extremely overweight and wasn’t close with anyone. By my second year at university, I wanted t..." READ MORE

The New Activism

"I found out about Orgasmic Meditation from a guy I met on a popular dating website. He told me he practiced OM, and what he said appealed to me bec..." READ MORE

Take a Moment to Breathe

"Before I learned about Orgasmic Meditation, I had a challenging relationship with my body. I had this picture of how I should look as a woman in or..." READ MORE

Learning to Trust Men

" “What kind of hippy stuff is that?,” was my first reaction to learning about Orgasmic Meditation, about seven years ago, two years before I OMed f..." READ MORE

A Woman Lit Up

"We never said “I love you” in my family. We never really expressed ourselves and weren't very open with our real feelings. Intimacy just wasn’t ava..." READ MORE

Finding Rightness with Myself

"I grew up with brutally low self-esteem. I started to hate my body as soon as I went into puberty. By the time I was in my late teens, I had a seri..." READ MORE

I Walk With A Different Energy

"I am quite an emotional person. We're all emotional, of course. But whenever I experienced strong emotions and sensations, they could really be ove..." READ MORE

OM Gave Me a Connection With My Mom’s Spirit

"My mother brought me to OM. She died in October 2015, and I found OM a year later.  It was her death, though, and her memory, that led me on the pa..." READ MORE

It’s not about Romeo and Juliet

"I first heard about Orgasmic Meditation while I was going through my divorce. I remember being so excited by this totally new practice, but I didn’..." READ MORE

Being Real

"My parents were kissing. My father dramatically bent my mother over backwards, and she gushed, “Oh, kiss me!” Even though I was only ten years old,..." READ MORE

OM Helped Me Feel Worthy of the Healing Process

"I was panicked, angry, and despondent. I’d just gone through another breakup with another boyfriend.  There were many issues, but one was my body. ..." READ MORE

Wow, I Look Great!

"I have never looked the way I thought I should; I’ve tried every diet plan, every workout routine, to try to change that. Not liking my body has ne..." READ MORE

The Battery that Powers a Lighthouse

"I had miscarried twice before, but the third one broke me.  I was 20 weeks pregnant with a son, and I lost him. I remember that awful night in the ..." READ MORE

The Power of Choice

"My early childhood life was very tumultuous, and I experienced a lot of childhood trauma. Sexual trauma was only part of it. There was also a lot o..." READ MORE

Appreciation for Every Moment

"As a young person growing up, I had the idea that in order to be liked I had to somehow prove myself. I also thought it was ideal to be sexual earl..." READ MORE

Becoming What You Already Are

"A friend of mine sent me information about OM and at the time, I had a client who was coming to see me about his girlfriend’s OCD around hygiene. S..." READ MORE

Becoming Visible

"Growing up, visibility was a big issue for me. All my life I felt largely unseen. It was so bad that walking down a city street people would run in..." READ MORE

I Am A Feminine Person

"From the time I was little, I wanted to be close to women. I want to begin my story with that, because that’s tied into everything before I came to..." READ MORE

Life is a Playground; You Know How to Play

"I grew up being a good girl.  I want to start with that because it defined who I was for so long, and it’s at the heart of what I’ve overcome.  For..." READ MORE

OM Peels The Layers Off

"I don't actually remember how I found out about Orgasmic Meditation. But I was living in New York City at the time, and I went to a couple of event..." READ MORE

I love the Size Shape of My Body

"Once upon a time, the word orgasm meant climax to me. That was before I was introduced to Orgasmic Meditation and understood that orgasm is a conti..." READ MORE

Unbroken

"Kids in my class were talking about a constellation. “It's the Big Dipper,” one of them said. “But the Big Dipper isn't out this time of year,” I s..." READ MORE