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Not Needing to Be Right

"I was a hyper-sensitive child. I could barely go into a room without feeling like I had to leave. I was anxious about being around other people, bu..." 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

Women Aren’t Delicate Frightened Birds

"I spent my childhood in a series of all-boys boarding schools in England. This was the way it had always been for men in my family, so I didn’t hav..." 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

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

My Body is a Truth Meter

"I’ve always been tremendously independent and self-sufficient. I had a very good home life growing up in Los Angeles, meaning that I could have any..." READ MORE

I Can Face a Woman’s Anger

"My wife and I had a typical story. When we first got together, we couldn’t keep our hands off each other. The sex was fantastic. I’d never found an..." READ MORE

Discerning When to Ask For A Change

"“Why am I numb?” I typed queries into Google, desperate for help. “How can I feel something?” But Google didn't have an answer that made any sense...." READ MORE

Outside the Comfort Zone Together

"I was married at the time I first heard about OM and my wife and I both thought it sounded interesting. We learned more about it and felt the timin..." 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

From Digital Isolation to Taking Risks in Life

"I like to say that my life started at age 30. You’ll see why.I come from a unique background. My mother is from the highlands of Guatemala, and my ..." READ MORE

My Attention Opens Up Unlimited Experiences

"I started OMing in 2012 after moving to a new city for work. I lived a very intellectual life, and although I had the sense that there was more to ..." READ MORE

I Was No Longer Numb

"When I was younger I practiced something not unlike Orgasmic Meditation in a commune in California. Then I started a family and started a law firm,..." READ MORE

From Nice Guy to Honest Man

"The only place I could be honest about my desires was in porn. I’d go home and get drunk and open up my computer and go to town. I spent hours on e..." READ MORE

Transcending Preferences to Find True Enjoyment

"Around the time I turned 40, as a doctor in London, I was looking for more juice in my life. I wasn’t looking for a relationship, necessarily. But ..." READ MORE

Connection Without Commerce

"I grew up in Chennai, India for the first 20 years of my life. My mother, with her withering looks, was one of the dominant forces in my life. Acco..." READ MORE

The Caregiver Finds His Own Healing

"Five years before I found OM, my wife had developed an increasingly degrading brain condition. My life became increasingly unmanageable as I tried ..." 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

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

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 Discovered Extraordinary Possibilities

"I came to OM at the tail end of a difficult marriage. I’d been married to my husband for more than 10 years, and he had changed me – not for the be..." READ MORE

Taking off the Look

"As an independent producer in the film industry in Los Angeles I tried to keep my real self under wraps. Movies and shows, by their very nature, ar..." READ MORE

The Gift of Being Uncomfortable

"I crave intimacy, being awake in this life, and connecting with the generosity of the human spirit. The question for me has always been about endin..." 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

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

The Door to the World is Within Me

"I grew up in a family with three brothers and no sisters, and I went to an all-boys school. Through my teens, until I got to university, I had almo..." READ MORE

OM Gave Me an Energy that I’ll Never Forget

"The first word that comes to mind to describe my life before OM is “under-nourished.”  I wasn’t miserable, or in some sort of great despair, but I ..." READ MORE

A Search for Intimacy

"I was already in my late 30s when I came to OM. I met some people who were engaged in self-improvement and self-inquiry—people who were wanting to ..." 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

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

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

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

In the Timeless Place

"It was just another day at the computer programming job I'd held for over a decade. I was married, I owned a house, and my life was in order. But t..." READ MORE

Trust in Myself

"After fifteen years of yearning for Maria, I was in a steady relationship with her, but I was stuck in the friend zone. No matter how much energy I..." READ MORE

Door of Possibility

"When I was younger, I was fascinated by relationships and sexuality. I even made myself a little “sex ed guide” when I was about 11, making sketche..." 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

The Power of Being in the Present and Exploring New Things

"Before I discovered OM, I was blessed to have been raised by two great parents. I had a wonderful childhood. I was always very involved with religi..." READ MORE

Stroking Cultivates Intuition and Connection

"I'm big, and I'm loud, and I didn't find out until college that I am autistic. My childhood was very difficult. I was socially excluded and always ..." 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

OM reignited my desire after burnout

"I’ve always been a high achiever, and I was always ambitious.  Early on, I started making lists for what I intended to accomplish by a certain age...." READ MORE

The Joy Wasn't Lost After All

"I was quite a joyful little girl.  I loved my life.  And at some point, something happened that changed that.  It’s not as if I became severely dep..." READ MORE

From Codependency to Co-Creation

"My husband and I tied the knot when we were very young, and we had been married for about 20 years when we discovered OM. It changed everything. We..." READ MORE

Beyond Aversion

"When I discovered OM in my forties, I was still figuring things out about my sexuality, my marriage, my attractions, and my aversions. I was an act..." READ MORE

Finding Nourishment through OM

"I was living near Seattle, married, with four step kids when the recession hit. We moved to Texas because there were no jobs in our area, and event..." READ MORE

The Reborn Engineer

"Ten years ago, I was an electrical/mechanical engineer, and I worked in the oil and gas industry. I’d devoted years of education and hard work to r..." READ MORE

OM Saved Our Marriage

"I was always somebody who looked at life as a great big apple. I always wanted to taste it all – or at least as much as I could.Going back to my te..." 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 Like Things Complicated

"I’ve always been a hider.  When I was very little, I went through a lot of hard experiences, and I got some very negative, painful feedback.  It’s ..." 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

I melted anger and numbness into connection

"Staying ConnectedThere was a time when the only way for me to survive was to numb myself to the world, not just mentally but physically as well. I ..." 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

Putting Me First is Better for Everyone

"I found OM right after I started to emerge from one of the darkest periods of my life. My husband was just recovering from a life-threatening illne..." READ MORE

Stepping Out Of The Box

"The moment of truth came while my husband and I were sitting in a hot tub with a group of friends at the end of a night of partying. I was relaxed ..." READ MORE

Acceptable Answers

"Whenever my grandmother came to visit, there was a list of things I was not allowed to do. According to Grandma, children did not help out in the k..." READ MORE

Opening to Feeling

"I was raised in a really open and beautiful family. In high school I started reading books on comparative religions and studied the common thread a..." READ MORE

Learning to Receive What I Needed Most

"When I was in fourth grade, Katie Campbell taught me to put what she called my “wheelie” under the faucet while taking a bath. (Thank you, Katie --..." READ MORE

Nourished, Safe, Significant, and Valued

"I first came to Orgasmic Meditation for physical reasons—I wanted to enjoy intimacy and have a deeper connection with my husband. What I ended up g..." 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

Expand into Truth and Resilience

"As a performance artist and an entrepreneur, I was bucking the expectations of my conservative family. While living in Washington DC, I expressed m..." READ MORE

The Power Radiated Out of Them

"Several years ago, I went to live in an eco-village in Southern Portugal. I wanted to do intentional work with an amazing group of people.  We did ..." READ MORE