Beyond Climax

by Roy Piper  Feb 3, 2014

night_sky-9030_0 Since day one in OM, we are taught the difference between climax and orgasm in the OneTaste model; that there is so much more to orgasm than climax. Climax is just one component of orgasm, and there are a multitude of flavors and sensations to be experienced within the involuntary. I have found this to be exactly the case in my OM experience.

On one occasion however, I heard Nicole call climax "a sneeze." Even though I had come to believe there was far more to orgasm than climax, that comment seemed a bit too… harsh. After all, climax could be an amazing experience, especially when in connection with another. Climax might not be worthy of being a “goal,” much less the be-all, end-all of orgasm, but… a sneeze? I could not shake that remark, and it stuck with me.

Lately I have begun to see what she might have been getting at. That is, in time, peaks and valleys in OM can actually far exceed the sensation of climax, even powerful climax. Climax almost has a certain kind of self-contained limit. Ken Blackman says a climax is when "you feel a door closing behind you and you have only one direction to go." Although that sounds powerful, I am seeing the inherent limit of having any “closed door," no matter what kind of experience is on the other side of that door. Peaks and valleys are open-ended, and nothing need ever close.

I am finding that beyond climax, there is territory that goes into almost uncharted waters of power and vibration. If climax has been called “a little death,” then the undulations that lie beyond climax are the force powering life and death, itself. As I begin to feel these realms more often in OM, thoughts of climax are swiftly losing their attraction, even becoming a hindrance.

It is like when you are taught in school that the sun is so large compared to the Earth. It seems amazing, but then later you learn there are "super-giant" stars out there that dwarf our sun. That our sun, which we credit for life on Earth, is just a mundane star, even a mediocre one. And there are billions and billions of these super-massive stars out there. Stars whose circumference would reach out to Saturn, if it sat where our sun is. It is after learning this truth that you never look at the stars the same way again.