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Connection Healed My Depression

"When I first heard about Orgasmic Meditation, it was 2012 and I’d been suicidal for six months. I didn’t dare tell anyone about my suicidal thought..." READ MORE

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

OM Gave Me a Place to Grieve

"In my early twenties, I married a man who checked all the boxes that my mother and grandmother thought were necessary. That is, all of the boxes ex..." READ MORE

I Gained Sensitivity and Connection to My Instincts

"Between the ages of 16 to 27, I tried so hard to find a girlfriend. I earned a Master’s degree in psychology just to study relationships. I paid or..." 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

Evolving My Attention & Communication

"There was a period of time in early 2016 where I went on an online dating bender. I was sending an average of 15 to 20 messages a day, if not more...." READ MORE

OM Helped My Crohn’s Disease

"At 22 I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. The symptoms and debilitating flare-ups became so bad that it led to an invasive surgery in college. Af..." 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

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

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

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

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

Healing Around Racism & Trauma

"I am a Black woman. I carry in my DNA the ancestral memory of the trauma inflicted on Black people, and I have my own bitter, painful experiences o..." READ MORE

Finding Strength, Connection, and Untethered Expression

"I grew up in New York as part of a very supportive family. My parents and grandparents always were supportive of me expressing myself however I nee..." READ MORE

Playful & Slow, Without a Need to Rush

"To understand what my world was like before OM, I need to tell you that I grew up in Venezuela.  I don’t want to get political, but the situation i..." 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

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

Empathy, Serenity and a Sense of Peace

"I am very grateful for the existence of Orgasmic Meditation as a meditation practice that lets me share in and feel the energy of a woman. OM bring..." 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 Woman I Am

"Before Orgasmic Meditation, I was trying to find a sense of myself and a sense of happiness and joy. I felt stuck around that. Although I was on a ..." 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

OM Gave Me the Tools to Be in a Relationship

"I was born and raised in Guatemala. I’m a product of that culture, and I miss it – but I’m a proud New Yorker now.  I’ve been here since I was 19 y..." 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

The Sensitivity & Wisdom of My Body

"Before discovering OM, I felt so disconnected from my body after experiencing a traumatic life event. I felt closed and tight, and I badly wanted t..." 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

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

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

Slowly Releasing My Trauma

"When I was seven, I decided to leave this world.  My father had died, leaving me with my abusive, mentally ill mother. She was terrifying, unstable..." 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

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

Taking Down Walls

"My mother taught me to live in two worlds. There was the white world and the Native world, and as Ojibwe Indians living apart from the reservation,..." 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

More Possible Than I’d Imagined

"I hit my bottom in a mine.  I like telling people that. I’ve been a miner for most of my adult life, and I’m 39 – so I have more experience than mo..." READ MORE

The Shy Lad

"As a lad I was shy around women.  On a date I’d engage in the normal questions and get to know them. I’m good at that. I’d get them really talking ..." READ MORE

A Gateway to Empathy

"If you asked me about my spiritual beliefs and practices a few years ago, I didn't really have any. I studied different religious and spiritual bel..." READ MORE

Sustained Intimate Connections

"I grew up in India, and I immigrated to the United States 25 years ago.  I’m 51 now, and until very recently, my entire focus has been on survival...." 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

Using Tension Creatively

"At my core, I am an entrepreneur. It’s not a surprise to me that it was a business venture that first brought me to OM, nor that OM has since trans..." READ MORE

Tapping the Energy

"I'm ten years old, and I'm lying on my bed in the middle of the day. I can feel energy streaming through my body, creating visual patterns, wrappin..." 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

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

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

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

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