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Removing the Shame From Hunger

"After I split from my husband of nine years, I went into hibernation. My niece would visit and say, “Auntie Jocelyn, why are you so sleepy?” I knew..." READ MORE

Somatic Meditation Only Scratched the Surface

"When I was six or seven years old, I developed a lot of awareness and curiosity around what it meant to be alive. From that point on, I became inte..." READ MORE

I Got Really Comfortable Being Myself

"I met a woman in a restaurant and asked her how she was spending her evening later. She told me that she was doing a practice called Orgasmic Medit..." READ MORE

I Realized I Used to Lie A Lot

"The other day, I was putting up fliers at this new job I have. It’s a difficult job, and it’s required me to move away from a lot of the people and..." READ MORE

From Anxiety to Joy

"I’d wake up and my first thought would be, ‘I don’t want to get out of bed.’ I’d feel this intense anxiety pushing on my body. Life felt too big, t..." READ MORE

I’m Not Afraid to be Who I Am

"I came to OM in the aftermath of a bitter divorce.  My ex and I had children, and we were battling over everything.  I was so wrapped up in the fig..." READ MORE

Bringing Feminine Power Into My Business

"After my divorce I began searching for a new level of freedom in my personal and sexual life. I was in my late 40s and had only been with one man, ..." READ MORE

Lifting the Wall of Shame

"I grew up in west Michigan in a pretty conservative Christian community. The culture’s underlying message around sexuality was one of repression an..." 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 Learned that I am Not Defective

"My parents raised me with a relatively blank slate. Except for the fact that I needed to excel academically and athletically, they raised me withou..." READ MORE

I Became Someone My Daughter is Proud Of

"Since discovering Orgasmic Meditation at 42, I’ve experienced many openings—the most surprising being a shift toward genuine connection and deeper ..." READ MORE

I Developed Concentration and Focus

"I work as a night shift concierge in an apartment building on the Upper East Side in New York City. I run a small business on the side as a magicia..." READ MORE

I Accessed the Ability to Feel

"The first time I tried Orgasmic Meditation, I realized how numb I was. I just lay there with my pants off, having my clitoris stroked, and felt not..." READ MORE

People Pleasing to Courage

"I initially had a lot of resistance about OM. A woman I’d started dating knew the practice, and I knew that she was interested in it. If I wanted t..." READ MORE

OM has Helped with My Shyness

"My family are Chinese, our religion is Buddhism, but it's less about religion and more about culture. We rarely share feelings, and sex is verboten..." READ MORE

Reborn from Incompetence & Heartbreak

"When I was 18, I fell in love and got my heart broken. I don't know if you'd call this trauma because it was not a thing that was done to me. We we..." READ MORE

Offering Myself and My Attention

"I started the practice of Orgasmic Meditation after a six-year relationship with my girlfriend ended. I had gone on a kind of spiritual quest to tr..." 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

Approval for My Appetite

"I remember the exact time I heard about Orgasmic Meditation for the first time. My friend told me there was a practice in which you could get your ..." READ MORE

From a Small Life to a Big Life

"I had been feeling depressed and unhappy when I first discovered Orgasmic Meditation. I was interested, and wanted to learn about women especially,..." READ MORE

Letting Go of People Pleasing

"I was so in my head before Orgasmic Meditation. You could have called me anti-social, but I wouldn’t have. I just didn’t know how to express myself..." READ MORE

The Truth Just Has to Come Out

"I grew up in a chronically dishonest family. Maybe all families have their secrets, but mine were toxic, dark, and painful.  We lied about many thi..." READ MORE

I Realized that I Am a Good Man

"I have a high-powered career in tech, but since I was a kid, I’ve always been a rule breaker. I had two alcoholic parents and didn’t get much atten..." READ MORE

This Practice Lifted The Gray Film of Depression Off Me

"The first thing I got from Orgasmic Meditation was the lifting of a lifelong depression. Long ago, a therapist told me, “Your normal is low-level d..." READ MORE

Now I Thrive in the Mess That is Love & Life

"I was single and searching for community in LA when someone told me about Orgasmic Meditation. I wanted to connect with women, so I went to an intr..." READ MORE

Including My Full Self in My Spiritual Path

"I learned about Orgasmic Meditation from a man I met at a meditation retreat. It was important to me that I include my whole self in my spiritual p..." READ MORE

I Grew More Confident in My Nursing Job

"The presentation is scheduled for noon, it's 9:45, and I'm already a nervous wreck. I'm looking after patients, doing my rounds, and I'm only half ..." READ MORE

The Useful Lessons of Darkness

"In the early 2000’s, I was working in the Middle East and living the high life. It was all Porsches and polo matches, glamorous apartments and flyi..." READ MORE

Keeping My Heart Open

"For three years after my husband died, I cried every day. I had been with him for 50 years, married for 45 of them. From the time I was 18, I was w..." READ MORE

The Life-Affirming Force of Desire

"Before Orgasmic Meditation, I had a habit of over-achieving, over-working, and, in a painful way, over-serving everyone around me—especially my the..." READ MORE

The Courage to have Compassion

"I divorced in 2012 after a 20-plus year relationship with a more conservative person. Afterward, I reverted back to my curious, more adventurous se..." READ MORE

Knowledge That I Have Something to Offer

"As a first generation Chinese American, I grew up being sensitive with little knowledge of what to do with that sensitivity. My parents' first conc..." READ MORE

No Apology for Being a Powerful Woman

"I always had trouble trusting men. My dad was an alcoholic, and it was very hard to get close to him. I yearned to be able to sit across from him a..." READ MORE

A Nutrient I had Been Missing for Years

"I found Orgasmic Meditation about a year and a half ago, just after moving to Los Angeles. I moved to LA because I was ready for a life change. I w..." READ MORE

I Am More Soft, Open, & Vulnerable

"People see me as a conventional, polite, good-looking Danish woman. When I was younger, people would say things like, “Oh you’re such a nice, well-..." READ MORE

Not-Enoughness Became Confidence & Value

"A couple of years ago, I was at the Bulletproof conference here in Los Angeles when a guy approached me and some friends to invite us to visit the ..." READ MORE

My Body Came Back to Life

"Before I found OM, I always felt a hunger. I grew up in China, in a culture where children were supposed to follow instructions—but not express the..." READ MORE

OM Prepares You for Anything

"When I was young, I was mostly homeschooled. So, socially, I was a bit inept. From age seven to about age nine, my parents and I traveled across th..." READ MORE

An Amazing Tool for People on the Autism Spectrum

"I was born in New Jersey, but I grew up in Jalisco, Mexico.  Spanish is my second language.  You hear so much about people who grow up in Mexico th..." READ MORE

I Had Never Trusted Men Before

"I was young when I made the decision not to have a boyfriend. School was stressful, and my family made a lot of demands that I couldn't say no to. ..." READ MORE

A Sudden Rush of Wellbeing

"I struggled with depression when I was a young man.  I guess you’d say I was a nerd when I was in school; I was very good at math and science, and ..." READ MORE

No More Fake Good Girl

"In the old days, I was working a lot, and everything was “fine.” Fine is a funny word – as soon as you use it, people know that you don’t mean it, ..." READ MORE

Parts of Myself That Were Hidden

"Social anxiety kept me married to my work. I enjoyed my career as a software developer. It wasn't hard to talk to people in the context of the job...." READ MORE

Creating Experiences Instead of Following A Man

"The floor vibrated to the pounding of the music, sending its waves up through my body to blend with the deafening beat coming through the air. In t..." READ MORE

No Longer Afraid to Speak or Be Noticed

"The first man I lived with was a lot like my parents. Doug was checking all the boxes, and so I was I. We lived in a house I had bought, and we bot..." READ MORE

The Depth & Joy Only Grew

"Watching my father, I learned not to express emotions or care about other people's emotions. He came from a successful family, while my mother, who..." READ MORE

Men Enjoy When I Express My Desire

"I had been in a relationship for four, sexless years. My partner was asexual, and I struggled to ask for what I wanted. I ended up doing self-pleas..." READ MORE

Factoring in Feeling & Intuition

"I’ve always been very practical and mechanical and I used to value logic over emotion. What society thought was the right thing to do was the right..." READ MORE

Losing The Need to Perform

"I grew up in mid-century Spain during a time when the concept of manhood was deeply rooted in stoicism and misogyny. Young boys and men were not en..." READ MORE

Beginning to Heal My Sexual Trauma

"Before I started practicing Orgasmic Meditation, I had a history of childhood sexual abuse that had marred my relationship to my body. I couldn’t e..." READ MORE

Exquisitely Alive

"When I first heard what Orgasmic Meditation was all about, I could relate to it a lot, but I didn’t do anything about it at first. About five years..." READ MORE

OM is Just As Much For Men As For Women

"Before OM I had been through three divorces, and I was convinced I was broken, that I would never make my partner happy – which is what I thought w..." READ MORE

Surrendering to Simplicity

"I have always been a deeply sexual being. Even as a child, I was drawn to exploring that aspect of myself. As a teenager, I was extremely promiscuo..." READ MORE

Valuing Connection Over Getting It Right

"Before Orgasmic Meditation, my relationships with women seemed to have happened out of luck or out of left field. After many wrong moves, I’d ask s..." READ MORE

In Touch With My Heart

"The first time I heard about Orgasmic Meditation, I had just gotten out of a relationship and was in a really hard place. I’d given him 100% of my ..." READ MORE

Taking Up Space

"It’s strange to be doing a story about Orgasmic Meditation, if only because when it came to orgasms, I spent so many of my teen years lying about t..." READ MORE

A Deeper Comfort With Who I Am

"I was a sensitive kid. It was easy to make me cry, and that seemed to disappoint my parents. The men in my family all seemed strong, and I felt lik..." 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

The Distinction Between Obligation and Desire

"When I discovered that my husband was having an affair, he was unapologetic. He spent the next 18 months going back and forth between me and his lo..." 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

All About Love

"I heard about Orgasmic Meditation through one of the Tony Robbins programs. Personality-wise, I’m interested in connecting with new people and unde..." READ MORE

A Practice of Letting Go

"When I was a kid, my mom would joke that I was ‘a brain on a stick’ because she saw the way I related to my body. I used to look at activities like..." READ MORE

The Combination of Freedom & Containment

"Growing up, I learned to shut down my emotions. In my family, it didn’t matter how bad I was feeling — I had to suck it up and get an A on my next ..." READ MORE

The Gravity of My Power

"For much of my life, I had difficulty saying what I wanted in relationships. I would get involved in relationships I didn’t want to be in, and then..." READ MORE

Learning Responsibility For What I Want

"Before finding Orgasmic Meditation, I had a prestigious job, was top of my class in graduate school, was a marathon runner, but felt somehow dry on..." READ MORE

Waking Up and Looking Around

"I never used to be able to find relationships that could fulfill my needs. They were all either drama-filled and toxic or boring. A lot of that ste..." READ MORE

The Intelligence Below

"She was the most hot-headed, wild-child chestnut filly I ever worked with in my 50 years of horse training. She didn’t trust me, she didn’t trust o..." READ MORE

I Could Concentrate on My Own Joy

"I've always been a very practical person.  From the time I was a little girl, I needed to see things to believe them.  I’ve always been very much i..." READ MORE

What does it take to be honest

"I’ve always been attracted to things that push the envelope.  I like to take on challenges that scare off other people. In the past, some of that w..." READ MORE

Closing the Deal

"Sealing the deal has never been my strong suit. I don’t mean in business. In business, I’m pretty good at it, thank goodness. But with women, I’ve ..." 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

Learning To Give My Body What Makes It Happy

"Before OM, I didn’t even know what I wanted from sex except for it to stop hurting. Not only was it not pleasurable for me—it was painful. I’d lie ..." READ MORE

A Catalyst to Accepting My Identity

"I’ve always been driven to learn new things and have lived my life in a deeply immersive way, diving into very deep experiences. In high school I w..." READ MORE

Accepting Myself

"I was brought up in a traditional Chinese family with very conservative values. The number one rule I learned as a kid: if you’re a man, you don’t ..." READ MORE

The Power to Cut Through Social Conditioning

"As an introvert, I enjoy being alone a lot of the time. However, I recognize the limits of solitude. I have to push myself to find ways of connecti..." READ MORE

A Moment of Becoming the Other

"At seventeen, I left my family and the sheltered world of our fundamentalist Christian community. Although still a child, I was soon working three ..." READ MORE

I Felt Grounded Through the Surprises

"When I married, at the age of 25, I had a romantic, Disney-like idea of how relationships should be, and I was deeply in love. But I noticed the re..." READ MORE

The Safety of Knowing That Women Have Desire

"I meet a woman at a bar. She introduces me to an OM practitioner and eventual teacher of OM. Six years pass. The teacher of OM posts on social medi..." READ MORE

OM Made Me a Better Healer

"When I discovered OM around age 30, I was pretty firmly locked into the interwoven identities that I had chosen for myself. Healer. Festival-goer. ..." READ MORE

Spontaneity and Love Instead of a Predictable Life

"When I discovered OM, I was married for nearly 10 years, had a good position as a web developer, and—aside from some stress from my job—I was comfo..." READ MORE

Valuing my sensitivity

"My whole life, since I was a child, I've had these sensations in my body that tell me what's going on with the people around me. I was a highly sen..." READ MORE

I No Longer Feel Invisible

"I was raised in a fairly religious family. I don’t believe it’s necessarily true of every religious family, but we were very shut down when it came..." READ MORE

A New Level of Self-Possession

"Growing up, I was a chameleon. I wanted to fit in so much that I would try to be whatever other people wanted me to be. Even as I got older, I didn..." READ MORE

Expanding My Field of Permission

"I had been doing meditations and experiencing beautiful learnings for a while. The practice of OM was an interesting addition and gave me a deep em..." READ MORE

My Relationships with Other Women Improved

"I learned as a child how to make everything look great on the surface.  As a little girl, smiling in photos, you can see that my hair was always do..." READ MORE

Finding My Strength in Connection with Men and Women

"I’d always had women friends, and always been bewildered by women at the same time.  When I was in college, I had tons of female friends, but those..." READ MORE

I Met My Husband Through OM

"When I began practicing Orgasmic Meditation, I had been searching for a life partner for a long time. I was working with a love coach, and during o..." READ MORE

Finding The Magic

"I remember the moment it happened. I was in our bedroom. The door was open and my boyfriend was in the living room playing Dungeons and Dragons. I ..." READ MORE

Weaving A New Life

"I grew up in a very, very evangelical family, steeped in a devout Christian ministry. My mom and dad met at a Christian University, and Mom was a c..." 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

Rediscovering Trust and Connection

"My life was in a nosedive. I was working two jobs, struggling with feelings of chaos and lack of control, and losing my grip on my own life and san..." READ MORE

Saying Yes to What Brings Me Joy

"You know the old saying, “The shoemaker’s children go barefoot?” It’s the idea that people who are experts at something often fail to practice thei..." READ MORE

OM is the Backbone & the Secret of Life

"Pursuing my OM practice was one of the best decisions of my life. It has improved my life and my relationships, and radically altered my perception..." READ MORE

The Strength of Connection

"Western culture is, in some regards, tragic. We all live in our own house. We kind of know a neighbor or two. We meet when we walk the dog. We know..." READ MORE

I Needed to Make Some Noise

"I grew up in a very strong, very Catholic Italian family. It was a boisterous, but tough upbringing. If you did something that was not part of the ..." READ MORE

A Whole New World of Feelings, Emotions, and Sensations

"I had a decent job with a decent income, but there was a certain numbness to my life. I was getting sick quite often—nothing serious, just colds an..." READ MORE

Yes, I’d Like That

"I was in my early 50s when I came to OM. At that time, I’d been in the same corporate job for over half my life. I’d spent 27 years climbing the la..." READ MORE

I Want Everyone to Have this Freedom

"Before I grew my shell, I had a charmed childhood. I was always empathetic and sensitive, and when I was little, that was a good way to be in the w..." READ MORE

OM as Self-Care

"When I was seventeen, I discovered a desire for women. At university, I went crazy, meeting lots of women and having a string of monogamous relatio..." READ MORE

Freedom and Permission

"When I moved to San Francisco, in my twenties, I felt free to do whatever I wanted. I was raised in a conventional, middle-class, Catholic family, ..." READ MORE

I’m Satisfied without Climaxing

"My desires were always getting me into trouble. I'd sleep with someone and then feel bad, like I shouldn't have done it. When I first heard about O..." 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

A Great Big Reservoir Inside Me

"From the time I was little, I always oscillated between the extremes of grandiosity and low -- often very low -- self-esteem.  It was hard for me t..." READ MORE

From Worry to Joy

"When I was in high school, I lived in a fantasy world that revolved around film. My dad was a screenwriter. I watched him at work and then saw movi..." READ MORE

A Life of Freedom

"As a child I had really overbearing, authoritarian parents and was very shut down. When I grew up there was a failure to launch. Even when I had a ..." READ MORE

Connection and Solitude

"My last name falls near the end of the alphabet, so I spent many years of my childhood sitting in the back of the classroom, because our classrooms..." READ MORE

OM Transformed Me and Shifted My Perspectives

"When I tell you OM can change your life, you should believe me.  Why?  Because I’m a workshop junkie, and if there’s a practice that claims to make..." READ MORE

OM Has Given New Meaning to My Relationships

"Opening Up to KnowledgeIn my career, I was used to being in a position of authority. I was a military pilot, and then I flew huge airplanes around ..." READ MORE

Refining My Ability to Observe Details

"I've always been drawn to a wide range of spiritual practices, starting with the Baptist religion of my Midwestern family. When we moved to a town ..." READ MORE

Finding Flow in OM and Life

"I'm a basic kind of guy. Even though I was born with PTSD (based on some things that happened to my mom while she was pregnant), I'm not plagued wi..." READ MORE

Just Being Me

"Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been very sensitive and able to pick up complex unspoken nuances from people around me. I could sense emotions or into..." READ MORE

Confronting Fear & Shame

"I was in law school in Washington, DC when I had my first OM.  It would be my first and last for several years.I was a third-year law student, and ..." READ MORE

The Freedom of Confidence

"I was going through hard times. My marriage and business fell apart. I had had a public relations company for nine years – and I’d been married for..." READ MORE

OM as Metaphor

"I didn't know who I was or what I wanted in life. It was easy for me to go with the flow, which worked fine with friends because I was a chill guy ..." READ MORE

My Internal Landscape Revealed Itself to Me

"I was a graduate student in a Ph.D. program and had just come out of a 10-year relationship that started in high school. We both were really smart ..." 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

Like Plugging my Finger in the Socket

"I had always been an intensely socially anxious person. I still am, in a way, but not at all the way I was before. I had few friends, and those who..." READ MORE

Finding the Freedom to Ask

"I’ve been doing OM for 10 years now.   I know that a lot of people come to OM because they’re going through a difficult time and are hungry for som..." READ MORE

I Was 26 Before I Had My First Kiss

"I was 26 before I had my first kiss. That’s a huge part of my story. I grew up feeling like everyone else understood how sex and relationships were..." READ MORE

The Practical Side of OM

"Computers have always been my life.  I was diagnosed with Asperger’s when I was still very young.  Social interactions were sometimes difficult, bu..." READ MORE

Awkward No More

"Growing up I was pretty sheltered and socially awkward, especially around women. I felt uncomfortable because I just didn't know what to do or say...." READ MORE

Finding the Truth

"I was 30 when I decided that dating was useless. I didn’t mean that I gave up on relationships.  Rather, it became obvious to me that the whole sys..." READ MORE

OM Taught Me to Use My Sensitivity To Connect With Other People

"I was “winning” in that ridiculously American way, working constantly, afraid to pause for a second or the world would step on and over me. If my b..." READ MORE

It All Comes Down to Asking for What You Want

"My wife and I weren’t unhappy, but we both knew something wasn’t working.  We had been married for 30 years and were both in our mid-50s.  We were ..." READ MORE

It’s All There for You

"I had a very clear plan for my life. I’d always been intensely goal-oriented and focused, and I had a timetable for when I wanted to accomplish cer..." READ MORE

Back To My Roots

"I grew up hating being an Asian woman. I carried a lot of shame and had a very disconnected relationship with my culture and my family—especially m..." READ MORE

The OM Adventure

"My whole life, I've craved adventure and intensity. I joined the Navy because it was the most dangerous job I could find. Like Tom Cruise in Top Gu..." READ MORE

All Women Are Goddesses

"I've been highly sensitive since I was a kid. I could feel what other people were feeling, and I could actually distinguish between what was “mine”..." READ MORE

Staying Conscious In The Rush

"After I graduated college in 2012 I went to work for a Fortune 500 corporation as a software engineer. For as long as I could remember, I had had a..." READ MORE

OM Fundamentally Changed the Way I Think

"Six years ago, I was living in New York City.  I was divorced with three kids and had just extricated myself from a long-term relationship that was..." READ MORE

A Blossoming of the Kind of Intimacy I Always Wanted

"I grew up in a family where women and girls weren't really asked how they felt about anything. What I wanted was not necessarily very important, an..." READ MORE

From Empty to Filled

"When Betty and I started dating, we discovered we had mismatched libidos. During the early years of our relationship, we even joked about it. But e..." READ MORE

Began OMing for Women, But Found the Man I Wanted to Be

"I wanted to bring women pleasure.  For me, coming to OM started with that simple desire. Sex was important to me, and I wanted to be better at it. ..." READ MORE

Learning to Be Spontaneous Again

"I grew up in Azerbaijan, a very small country in southeastern Europe. I don’t remember my life there well, but I do remember being always in motion..." READ MORE

Sensitivity as a Guide

"In college, I had to pick two out of three options: getting good grades, having a social life, or sleep. My school was intensely competitive, and I..." READ MORE

One Word Healed Me

"I was the archetypal 45-year-old virgin before I came to OM. I wasn’t a virgin in the literal sense, but I felt like one in every classic respect. ..." READ MORE

The Search for Connection

"When my relationship of four and a half years ended, I acted as though everything was normal. But when I was alone, I felt lost and cried a lot. I ..." 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

From Introvert Geek To Whole New World

"Before OM I was a typical introvert geek, not in touch with my feelings, unaware of my body, very cerebral and in my head. And yet I really was not..." READ MORE

From Needing Approval to Offering Confidence

"Despite the fact that I’ve always experienced a lack of confidence in meeting the opposite sex, for some reason I’ve always attracted beautiful wom..." READ MORE

Learned the Vulnerabilities of Humanness

"Before I was introduced to OM, I was working on a lot of art projects and was really focused on my work. I was extremely dialed in and felt motivat..." READ MORE

The Whole Person

"In early adulthood, I adopted a conventional lifestyle—married with kids, working in the tech field. When I look back on the crossed-wires and prob..." READ MORE

My Finger Stroked by Itself

"The jukebox was big and shiny, and I was excited to see it sitting there in the school hall. A parent had rented it for a dance to celebrate our ei..." READ MORE

Walking Through a Magic Door

"I was an anxious, lonely kid. I start with that because that anxious, lonely kid is still part of me, and probably always will be. That little adop..." READ MORE

The Best Me

"I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and my best memories are of playing baseball, handball and stickball. When I got a little bigger, I played high sc..." READ MORE

Growing Closer — How I Deepened My Relationships through OM

"I was in my early 40s when I first came to OM, a decade ago. I had more than 20 years’ experience with a variety of traditions and modalities; I’d ..." READ MORE

Staying Open Through It All

"OM was not my first stop.  What I mean by that is that I’d spent years studying self-improvement and self-awareness.  There are so many different m..." READ MORE

Oh, This is So Beautiful

"For most of my life, I never spoke about my emotions with anyone, even my closest friends. I believed it was weak to be vulnerable about my feeling..." READ MORE

Learning to show up for myself through slowing down and listening to my body

"I had been on a spiritual search most of my life when I came upon OM. I read a book about it and took a year to think about whether I wanted to try..." 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

Following My Heart

"I grew up in the old country, in Poland, in a very secure environment with very strong family values. There was a certain way that was already set ..." READ MORE

Taking the Body's Lead

"I loved teaching, but I hated the public school system. When kids have no choice about learning and are motivated by fear of punishment, the result..." READ MORE

Free to Be Me Because of OM

"During University I spent a lot of time infatuated with certain women, but I couldn’t take action. I spent a lot of time fantasizing about relation..." READ MORE

Finding Unconditional Gratitude

"I wasn’t a young man when I came to OM.  I was the age at which most people retire.  I had just been retired, as it turned out, and very much again..." READ MORE

Finding the Rightness

"I used to be searching for something that would patch up the holes in my life. Essentially, I was trying to find paints and wallpaper to decorate t..." READ MORE

Shattering The Masks

"I grew up in India where love messaging is very confusing. My parents would punish me by beating me with a belt, all the while saying, “I love you...." READ MORE

Now, I Make Things Happen

"I did not come to OM at a low point in my life.  If you’d asked me, I wouldn’t have said I was unhappy. I had a very successful business and had ju..." READ MORE

The Great Reawakening

"My wedding took place in a hollowed-out mini-amphitheater in the woods. I wore a dress of all the colors of the rainbows so no color would be left ..." READ MORE

Lit Up Like Christmas

" In my twenties, I loved being an actor. I loved being in front of a live group of people, connecting to an audience in the immediacy of the moment..." READ MORE

OM gave me the courage to live

"Keep your expectations low, and you won’t be disappointed.  I believed that for as long as I can remember.  It’s not a message I got explicitly fro..." READ MORE

OM Taught Me To Be Me

"When I discovered Orgasmic Meditation, I was working as a dental hygienist. To be honest, I didn't care for the work, but it sustained my life so t..." 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

A Powerful Place to Be

"In college I really enjoyed computer programming because it felt like fun puzzle solving. I could also write interactive little games and create th..." READ MORE

Re-thinking Everything I Thought I Knew

"When it came to sex and romance, I was a late starter.I might have made more progress in high school if it hadn’t been for my father’s relentless t..." READ MORE

A Union of Logic and Emotion

"Before I discovered OM, I would go on dates, but I couldn’t really connect emotionally with women, even with my girlfriend at the time. I would hav..." READ MORE

Deactivating Jealousy

"Many of us have an Achilles’ heel that will show us where we need to shine a light for healing and personal growth. For me, that vulnerable spot is..." READ MORE

Finding What I Had Been Missing

"Before I tried Orgasmic Meditation for the first time, my marriage was ending and I was so caught up in my job, my family and my personal issues th..." READ MORE

The Acceptance Spread to the Rest of My Life

"Back in 2014 I had a lot of emotional releasing to do. I’d been dating a narcissist and was mourning the breakup of that codependent relationship. ..." READ MORE

I Was Right There With You

"As a Tantra teacher living in Sydney, Australia, I’ve found that Orgasmic Meditation is a perfect complement to the sacred practices that are centr..." READ MORE

Intimacy Without Expectation & Commitment

"I’ve lived in the same town most of my life. I toured around a little bit, but I'm close to my family. I've been involved in transformational work ..." READ MORE

Less Need for External Validation

"I was nearing the end of a failing relationship. I could see it was going wrong, but my partner and I had no way of communicating about the problem..." READ MORE

I Gained So Much Confidence Through OM

"I took society’s path in life, fulfilling everyone else's desires about what life should look like, getting married, having a reasonably paid, reas..." READ MORE

Rewired to Think About Other People

"I had been struggling with depression and unhappiness for years.  Not the kind of depression that puts you in a hospital, more of what I remember a..." READ MORE

I Found My True Voice In OM

"An ex-boyfriend brought me to OM, and he did it in hopes of salvaging our relationship.  It didn’t save us as a couple, but it changed me and my li..." READ MORE

Not Taking a “No” Personally

"Before finding OM I was frustrated around my sexuality. I always felt that I never got the connection I wanted. There was always this feeling that ..." READ MORE

Finding Backbone

"Forty-five years ago, my mother and I came from the Soviet Union to the U.S., two immigrants trying to get grounded in a new place that was the opp..." READ MORE

Like A Queen On Her Throne

"Like so many girls growing up Catholic, I heard my mom say that sex was bad—a lot—especially if you’re a girl who likes girls. As a result, it was ..." READ MORE

OM Should Be as Popular as Yoga

"I was raised in India and moved into the US at the age of 31. My work life was extremely hectic and very stressful, with tremendous competition and..." READ MORE

OM is the foundation of everything I have now

"I came to OM because my relationships weren’t working, and I was exhausted. I’d been beaten up pretty good by life and by my own choices. I got mar..." READ MORE

Feeling Safe Enough to Come Out of Hiding

"At the age of 40, I became a surgeon at a hospital in Oakland, California. I had come from a poor community in the South Bronx, counseled battered ..." READ MORE

I Am More Adaptable with My Wife

"The yoga class was ending, as always, with the students coming out of the corpse pose, the final relaxation. That is, most of the students. “Start ..." READ MORE

The Masculine & Feminine Connection

"Growing up, I was pretty shy and reserved. I had a hard time connecting with people, and I was numb to my emotions. My strategy for dealing with li..." READ MORE

Attune To The Unpredictable

"“How on earth can you be late three times in three weeks?” my boss said. “I haven't been late once in the last eleven years.” It was one of my firs..." READ MORE

From China to The Bay: Opening To Desire

"I was born in Taiwan and lived there with my grandmother before I came to New Jersey and met the rest of my family when I was three. I had a sister..." READ MORE

Cracking Open the Cage

"I grew up in California, in a conservative Indian family. One of my parents is a chemist, and the other is an engineer, so there was a strong focus..." READ MORE

Unwinding the Teachings of the Church

"When the Matrix came out, 20 years or more ago, I realized how much I identified with Neo. Like Neo, I knew that something was off in the world, so..." READ MORE

Hunting, Fishing… OMing?

"I’m a pretty conservative business owner, and I wouldn’t call myself verbose. My baseline for communication before OM was “I’m good.” I didn’t know..." READ MORE

Changing How I Experience the World

"Everything about OM transformed everything about me. From the warmth and openness of the community, to the physical and psychological experience of..." READ MORE

The Softening Of My Heart

"I’m 35 years old, and I’ve been OM-ing for five years.I’d say that the defining characteristics of my life before I found OM were conflict and scar..." READ MORE

Follow Your Intuition

"I'm a very independent and creative person and I am very passionate about the arts. I’m also someone who spent a lot of time in and out of romantic..." READ MORE

A Year of OM

"My experience with OM was many things. At times it was sublime and beautiful; at times it was imperfect and challenging. Overall it was edifying, a..." READ MORE

Power in Not Knowing the Answer

"I was born in India, and I was introduced to meditative practices early in my life. For my family in particular, and my culture in general, learnin..." READ MORE

Our Bodies are Always in Conversation

"When I look at where I was when I was younger, and where I am now, I’m stunned by the transformation that OM has brought to my life.I spent so many..." READ MORE

Learning To Ask For What I Want

"I’m a Melbourne-born Australian, and it comes with a certain amount of cultural freight—namely baggage. While I wasn’t one to make a local tavern m..." READ MORE

Learning to Listen to Women

"I’d been seeing this woman, Sophia.  We’d been dating three months when she went away on a business trip, and the day before she got back, I receiv..." READ MORE

OM is Equally Beneficial for Men

"Before finding OM, I cared a lot about what other people thought of me and looked for approval from others. I was always worried about it and carri..." 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

From Suave to Skillful

"Kids at school bullied me and made fun of me for how different I looked because of my Asian features. That's how I learned to exercise my intuition..." READ MORE

Being In Approval Of Men’s Desire

"Of all the ways that Orgasmic Meditation has opened me up—unleashing blocked creativity, overcoming money scarcity and a feeling of deprivation, go..." READ MORE

Finding Deep Spiritual Meaning in Physical Practices

"OM was an amazing discovery for me, and I am convinced that everyone should know about it and try to experience it for themselves. OM helped me fin..." READ MORE

It Changed how I was Onstage

"Before I discovered OM, I was getting divorced and was leaving my home. I was lonely, trying to find out who my real friends were going to be in th..." READ MORE

Belonging and Restoration

"I've always been driven.  For as long as I can remember, I have pushed myself harder than anyone I’ve ever known.For several years, I’ve had my own..." READ MORE

Finding Where the Edges Are

"I know a lot of people who have said that when they first started their OM practice, they were broken in one way or another. I don’t know if it’s t..." READ MORE

Be Quick but Not in a Hurry

"I’ve always been a fast talker and a mover and a shaker. I work in sales and business development, and I’m drawn to an action-packed lifestyle. Dis..." READ MORE

I Asked, And It Happened

"I was on a first date, and the guy asked me if I wanted to smoke marijuana with him.  It’s not my thing.  I said “No, thank you” when he offered, a..." READ MORE

I Now Have Deep Intimate Relationships With Women

"Growing up in a Catholic family, I was raised to believe that the goal of dating was to just find someone to marry. Sex wasn’t discussed, other tha..." READ MORE