April 3, 2014

"We ghetto-ize orgasm. We have internalized patriarchy."

"Orgasm is a majorly needed nutrient... it reconstitutes us hormonally, emotionally, and spiritually," said one speaker at the orgasm meditation conference, where...
... participants all had to go through a training. There was an early how-to certification class followed by the option to “OM every hour on the hour.” This meant that every hour on the hour, on the third floor of the Masonic temple, the conference-goers paired off two by two. In a room filled with blankets, cushions, yoga mats, plastic gloves, small hand towels, and a ton of lube, each woman removed her pants. Her partner, stranger or not, would stroke her clitoris in the prescribed manner for the full 15 minutes. Afterward, they emerged like nothing had happened. But a strange glow and intensity built over the day.

42 comments:

Lucien said...

The patriarchy should engage in cultural appropriation by having Boy Scouts earn merit badges in OM.

It would be a micro-aggression.

Bob Boyd said...

Reminds me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqI-28meTZ8

Bob Boyd said...

Actually, I meant this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNjcSF_OKFM

Michael K said...

Is that like "The National Association of Nymphomaniacs"?

Sorun said...

“Orgasm,” Daedone said, “gives you the power to be the change you wish to see in the world.”

I'm just glad she didn't say "power to change the world." That would be over the top.

Sorun said...

"He also spoke about his white middle class male privilege and how he had to really check it at the door."

I'd like to read the whole article but this is where I have to stop.

Troubled Voter said...

@ lucien. How would that be a micro-aggression? I know you're trying to make a joke, but it doesn't make any sense.

James H said...

And I thought all that was happening at the Masonic temple was bunch of silly passwords

John said...

Can I watch?

Participate?

Or is this a segregated activity? (females only)

I can be a "stranger"

(Anyone participating in this is pretty strange already)

Is there any video?

John Henry

Big Mike said...

What really strikes me is how willing women, as a group, are to go along with anything cloaked in enough pseudo-science. Whether it's voting for Barack Obama or letting a stranger -- who may or may not have thought to wash her hands and who may possibly have a skin disease -- to touch her clitoris.

We repealed the 18th amendment; when can we repeal the 19th?

Sam L. said...

We certainly are in need of moderation.

Patrick O said...

It's not unusual in light of the fact that a great many of the pagan pre-Christian religions were sex related, with temple priestesses and suchlikes.

Sexuality and religion have gone together throughout history(thus the perception of transcendence in sexual acts). Which, of course, also makes sexual ethics and standards in other religions that much more understandable.

Sexuality has always been involved in religious discussions.

Scott said...

Where were you during The International Year of the Simultaneous Orgasm?

Scott said...

I think some people think too much.

Sorun said...

Here's a how-to video.

traditionalguy said...

Pro Orgasmic folks first need to march against the Muslim practice of cliterectomy done to helpless young girls. Then they can go back to spreading their how to courses.

YoungHegelian said...

Orgasm,” Daedone said, “gives you the power to be the change you wish to see in the world.”

If jerking off gave one the power referenced above every man on the planet would be King of All the Earth.

All jerking-off does is empower the KY-Kleenex Industrial Complex.

madAsHell said...

using a complex stroking technique that she has learned from a lifetime of spiritual and sexual training.

I just can't put my finger on the punch line!!

mesquito said...

So, if I read the right websites and mouth the right platitudes I'm on the cutting edge of a "movement." Otherwise, I'm a predator.

It's like donating to the cause of heterosexual marriage. one moment you're a Concerned Citizen, next moment you are an unforgivable outcast.

Christoph Dollis said...

The patriarchy stuff is silly. The orgasm stuff—hey, that's pretty cool. Er, hot.

Birches said...

It's not unusual in light of the fact that a great many of the pagan pre-Christian religions were sex related, with temple priestesses and suchlikes.

The groves are going to be rebuilt soon. Baal worship is so IN.

Joe said...

The Pro-Orgasm Movement

Does this imply there is an Anti-Orgasm Movement?

New Agers are asshats.

Phil 3:14 said...

There's a "fish/bicycle" analogy in here somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Is this the difference between men and women?

My male brain wonders why these people don't just say, "Hey, I like to fuck. Do you like to fuck? Let's fuck!"

Why all the other nonsense?

And next time I go to lodge, I'm going to have to watch where I'm sitting. Gross.

rhhardin said...

Solar plexus punch meditation gives lots of feelings to share too, but you don't get the crowds.

Orgasm can pretty much stand on its own in its own sphere.

chuck said...

Hi, I'm a certified stroker. May I stroke your clitoris?

Wonder if that would work?

David said...

Here's to you, Crack. A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

David said...

Given the population explosion, there's pretty good odds that every orgasm in the last 40 years or more has been simultaneous.

Though not necessarily with the person you are having sex with at the time.

Stephen A. Meigs said...

Does this imply there is an Anti-Orgasm Movement?

There's the Karezza movement.

Austin said...

"Orgasm Meditation Conference" Who knew?

glenn said...

I'm a pre boomer, we spent more time doing it and less time talking about. That's a good idea for everyone. Getting laid regular? ST*U. Getting the BIG O some other way ST*U. Keep quiet and don't do it in the street, it frightens the horses.

EDH said...

"I'll have what she's having."

Gahrie said...

We repealed the 18th amendment; when can we repeal the 19th?

Welcome to the movement comrade.

Freeman Hunt said...

Sounds like going to the doctor's office for needing to get laid.

"Doctor, my problem is that I'm aroused."
"We have a new treatment for that. It's called OM. Put on this gown, and I'll be right back."

Freeman Hunt said...

"I like my orgasms as clinical as possible. Total detachment. Totally disengaged uninvolvement is my style. There's just no one out there for me."
"Oh, Suzanne, haven't you heard about OM? ..."

Anonymous said...

Why do they need lube if they are not faking?

T J Sawyer said...

I assume this is all a part of Obamacare, outsourcing to laymen (an interesting term in this context) the medical treatment for female hysteria once reserved to medical professionals.

See
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-about-sex/201303/hysteria-and-the-strange-history-vibrators

Rusty said...

At least it sounds more entertaining than the White Priviledge conference.

SGT Ted said...

Guys will say anything to get into a woman's pants is all this article reveals.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Sooo... For a price (conference registration), a woman can receive the promise of genital stimulation.

I would imagine the vice squad would be involved if there was a similar conference for male orgasm.

Jason said...

Wasn't this a movie from the 80s starring Martin Mull?

Lucien said...

@ Troubled Man:

It's like white women belly-dancing, preppies taking up a Native American game like lacrosse, or British musicians singing Reggae. By appropriating the cultural achievements of the oppressed class, the oppressors (here, The Patriarchy)commit a micro-aggression.

Or is your point that it should count as a macro-aggression?