The Joy of Mass Intimacy: A Look at ‘Future Sex’

The Joy of Mass Intimacy: A Look at ‘Future Sex’

"Women seem liberated by the unusual openness. One, Witt writes, “cried like someone who has been unhappy for a long time, has unexpectedly found solace, and now can hardly conceive of the darkness to which she had previously confined …

The New York Times
‘Future Sex’: Exploring the Illusion of Choice After Tinder and Monogamy

‘Future Sex’: Exploring the Illusion of Choice After Tinder and Monogamy

In her new book, Emily Witt outlines the hidden restrictions of modern relationships and attempts to answer a deceptively difficult question: "What do you …

Broadly | Vice
Vice: The Future of Sex is Orgy Domes

Vice: The Future of Sex is Orgy Domes

“When I first started going to Orgasmic Meditation, I would talk to my friends about it in a certain tone of voice—"Oh, they're so crazy, they're so weird." And then I started to feel kind of disgusted with myself because what they were doing was an earnest experiment about how to live …

The Vice Reader
Sex and the Commodification of the Single Girl

Sex and the Commodification of the Single Girl

Emily Witt’s ‘Future Sex’ offers a new, strangely hopeful paradigm for relationships in the modern …

The Ringer
The Future Of Sex Is Already Here

The Future Of Sex Is Already Here

After a breakup, 30-year-old writer Emily Witt tried just about everything the Internet age has to offer. And learned about herself along the …

W Magazine
New Yorker Book Review: FUTURE SEX: ADVENTURES IN AN EROTIC WONDERLAND - Book review of Emily Witt’s Future Sex

New Yorker Book Review: FUTURE SEX: ADVENTURES IN AN EROTIC WONDERLAND - Book review of Emily Witt’s Future Sex

The cleanest, best-lighted place Emily Witt finds is OneTaste, a San Francisco company specializing in “orgasmic meditation." Witt sees the appeal of orgasmic meditation. The timed stroking was a “sexual technique that allowed for an intimate connection but preserved an emotional distance,” …

The New Yorker Book Review
How Do I Get My Sex Life Back? | The Adventures of Adulthood

How Do I Get My Sex Life Back? | The Adventures of Adulthood

What the hell happened to f#$%ing like rabbits? Has the mere fact of paying bills and working full time hyper accelerated Hannah through her sexual peak? And is this common ground? As complications in her sex life arise, Hannah questions if this is what adulthood means and explores different ways …

Refinery 29
The Biohacker’s Guide to Better Sex

The Biohacker’s Guide to Better Sex

The Biohacker’s Guide to Better Sex: Orgasmic meditation is a powerful way to become more attuned to your partner (and yourself) during sex. It sounds a little woo-woo, but it’s legit. OneTaste offers excellent orgasmic meditation courses in most major cities (no, they aren’t paying me to say …

Bulletproof
Orgasmic Meditation Is a Thing—Here's What You Need to Know

Orgasmic Meditation Is a Thing—Here's What You Need to Know

Ultimately, Daedone hopes to see a shift in our approach to sexuality similar to the one we've seen in our approach to food over the past few years. "We have this basic idea that more and faster is better," she said, but we're beginning to appreciate that "slow and connected" …

Glamour
Can You Orgasm Your Way to Enlightenment?

Can You Orgasm Your Way to Enlightenment?

One anonymous man told Complex that OM was “like a workout for sensitivity” that increased his empathy and intuition. “People who've OMed a while usually report feeling more in kissing, platonic touch, and also noticing internal sensations which leads to the emotional sensitivity,” he …

Chopra Well
BuzzFeed - Modern Sex - SOs Get Schooled In OM

BuzzFeed - Modern Sex - SOs Get Schooled In OM

Long-term lovers who have struggled with satisfying each other, experiment with one of the fastest-growing practices in modern sex. They question the ability it has to change their …

Buzzfeed
Orgasmic Meditation Finally Made Sex Fun for Me

Orgasmic Meditation Finally Made Sex Fun for Me

The part that intrigued me most was the philosophy: "There's an important distinction that's worth making between climax and the orgasm state," the website explains. "Climax is a few seconds of physical experience, whereas the state of orgasm is continuous—allowing OMers to access …

Elle
You Need to Try Orgasmic Meditation — Here's Why

You Need to Try Orgasmic Meditation — Here's Why

…forget about finishing. Seems counterintuitive, we know, but the best orgasms aren't goal-oriented, they come when you pay attention to and relish every stroke. Settle in, enjoy the connection, and make your orgasm a priority …

Redbook
Bustle - I Went To An Orgasmic Meditation Workshop & Here's What I Learned

Bustle - I Went To An Orgasmic Meditation Workshop & Here's What I Learned

I haven't looked at sex the same way since, and I would highly recommend orgasmic meditation to anyone who wants to explore orgasm and redefine pleasure for …

Bustle
Orgasmic meditation Everything you need to know (and yes - it’s a thing)

Orgasmic meditation Everything you need to know (and yes - it’s a thing)

Back in the bright lights of the OM workshop, it looks and feels as wholesome as a Pilates class. And for Lily, a 34-year-old single mother, it is just as …

Marie Claire
What I Learned About My Vagina at an Orgasmic Meditation Class

What I Learned About My Vagina at an Orgasmic Meditation Class

I’d been waiting for confirmation that I have the potential to have an amazing orgasm, and my vagina is …

AlterNet
Fancy an alphagasm?

Fancy an alphagasm?

A bog-standard orgasm isn’t enough these days — Silicon Valley execs are paying up to $3,500 to take their pleasure to the next level. Our writer picks up some …

The Times
I Went on an Orgasm Course to Find Out What’s Left to Learn about the Clitoris

I Went on an Orgasm Course to Find Out What’s Left to Learn about the Clitoris

Full disclosure: sex ed was awful and inaccurate at my all-girls' school. I remember that our biology teacher said that when a man (and only a man) climaxed, it was called "achieving organism". As you'd expect from such a cryptic introduction to shagging, formative experiences went along …

Vice
VICELAND: ORGASMIC MEDITATORS

VICELAND: ORGASMIC MEDITATORS

Thomas Morton joins new-age explorers in southern California who are feeling out the frontiers of femininity. (22min …

Viceland
VICELAND: Host Thomas Morton Tries to Learn the Language of Female Pleasure

VICELAND: Host Thomas Morton Tries to Learn the Language of Female Pleasure

Thomas Morton joins an enclave of new age seekers in Southern California who find enlightenment through orgasm. He enlists the help of an orgasmic meditation guide to help him better understand how to bring a woman to climax, and in the process, delves a bit deeper into his own …

Viceland
The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves around orgasms. Nicole Daedone—the creator of Orgasmic Meditation (OM) and the founder of its rapidly growing organization, OneTaste—explains it in …

Goop
The Real Reason Women Aren’t Having Orgasms

The Real Reason Women Aren’t Having Orgasms

Today I’m in a room with three other people. One of them is about to have an orgasm. So, how did we get here? …

Mic.com
Eli Block- OneTaste, Orgasmic Meditation & Flow State –

Eli Block- OneTaste, Orgasmic Meditation & Flow State –

Eli Block comes on Bulletproof Radio today to discuss what it’s like to be an Orgasmic Meditation instructor, choosing the right partner, and how OM gets you into flow. Enjoy the …

The Bulletproof Executive
My Weird and (Somewhat?) Rewarding Experiment With Orgasmic Meditation

My Weird and (Somewhat?) Rewarding Experiment With Orgasmic Meditation

I can count on my two hands the number of times I’ve had an orgasm during sex. I’ve tried all the methods that empowered women are supposed to try. I bought my first vibrator when I was 17. I insisted on receiving oral. I experimented with arousal gels (they burned) and role-playing (I laughed). …

Elle
What Happened When I Went to an Orgasmic Meditation Class

What Happened When I Went to an Orgasmic Meditation Class

Sometimes a lifetime of societal conditioning can fall away in a matter of hours. It happened to me that day at the OM class. Not in a I-drank-the-Kool-Aid way, but in the kind of way where your ideas are flipped but at the same time enhanced, it blows your mind and you emerge better for …

AlterNet
OM…G! Is orgasmic meditation the new yoga?

OM…G! Is orgasmic meditation the new yoga?

Orgasmic meditation, shortened to OM, is a practice that marries sex with mindfulness and, according to its founders, encourages ‘connection, vitality and wellness’ and ‘cultivates a greater connection’ between …

Daily Mail
OM…G! How the Orgasmic Meditation craze has got London in a frenzy

OM…G! How the Orgasmic Meditation craze has got London in a frenzy

We’ve all done mindful commuting — now being Zen has reached new heights. Anne-Celine Jaeger discovers the craze for Orgasmic …

The Evening Standard
The pleasure principle

The pleasure principle

When it comes to healthy living, meditation is the new black. Orgasmic meditation, in particular, is the hot new thing. This involves a dedicated “stroker” stimulating his partner’s clitoris for 15 blissful minutes using a specific and meticulously taught …

The Sunday Times
I Went To Orgasm School

I Went To Orgasm School

An OM, as taught by OneTaste, is an exact process with rigid steps and boundaries. Deviations are discouraged – both to prevent misunderstanding and to ensure that dedicated OMers anywhere in the world can find one another and OM straightaway. You can speak the international language of …

Marie Claire
A Day With Orgasmic Meditation Coach Maya Gilbert from New York – An Introduction To Orgasmic Meditation

A Day With Orgasmic Meditation Coach Maya Gilbert from New York – An Introduction To Orgasmic Meditation

The technique was originally billed as a spiritual-style practice like meditation, but as it gains popularity, it’s being presented as more of a “technological innovation” or “body-hack to …

Netloid
3 Techniques to Rewire Your Sex Life

3 Techniques to Rewire Your Sex Life

Commonly referred to as OMing, orgasmic meditation focuses solely on the female orgasm and involves one partner stroking the clitoris under the supervision of a certified trainer, teacher, or coach. Though this may sound strange, the practice is therapeutic rather than sexual and activates the …

Rewire Me
The Pro-Orgasm Movement

The Pro-Orgasm Movement

“We ghetto-ize orgasm. We have internalized patriarchy.” OM is her proposed patriarchal break down. “Orgasm is a majorly needed nutrient,” she said, “it reconstitutes us hormonally, emotionally, and …

The Atlantic
Stroke It: Oakland Conference Reveals the Power of OM

Stroke It: Oakland Conference Reveals the Power of OM

Men and women, young and old, coupled and single alike left all their preconceived ideas on female sexuality at the doors of the Oakland Scottish Rite Center and entered what is quite possibly America’s most energetic conference this side of …

SF Weekly
There’s an Orgasm Conference This Weekend

There’s an Orgasm Conference This Weekend

There are health benefits that come from getting off, more than just increasing relaxation. For example, reaching climax is great for your cardiovascular health; it also increases your cancer-cell-fighting oxytocin as well as releases endorphins. The blood surge associated with orgasm keeps your …

The Bold Italic
G Marks the Spot: Orgasmic Meditation Conference this Weekend in Oakland

G Marks the Spot: Orgasmic Meditation Conference this Weekend in Oakland

For those unfamiliar with OM, it is a partnered 15-minute meditation exercise intended to gently yet effectively bring a woman to climax with just a stroke of the finger. Cliterally speaking, the only object of focus in this practice is the point of contact — finger meets clitoris. …

SF Weekly
The sexy new fad for mindful living - Orgasmic meditation

The sexy new fad for mindful living - Orgasmic meditation

The stroking is said to activate the limbic system in the body ie. the emotional nervous system, releasing a flood of oxytocin—“the cuddle hormone”—which cultivates an …

Salon
Pleasure Seekers: the Slow-Sex Movements Quest to Build a Better Female Orgasm

Pleasure Seekers: the Slow-Sex Movements Quest to Build a Better Female Orgasm

OneTaste advisors are quick to point out that OM is not foreplay, nor is it meant to be romantic. OM is a meditative partner practice that just happens to involve female-genital …

Playboy
The Strange Truth About Orgasmic Meditation

The Strange Truth About Orgasmic Meditation

I only knew sex in relationship to porn. Now [sex] is much more quiet, with less movement, but I can feel every ounce of it. The feeling of a hand touching my leg is vastly pleasurable. Foreplay could go on for hours. Every part of my body is way more …

Refinery 29
Orgasmic Meditation and Pleasure As Practice (Part II): Sexual Healing

Orgasmic Meditation and Pleasure As Practice (Part II): Sexual Healing

Of all the meditation, yoga, and pranayama I’ve tried, just one OM session kind of trumps it all. It has something to do with the way the mind shuts off during orgasm, I’m sure. Dr. Poojah Lakshmin, a Stanford-trained physician (and a research scientist at Rutgers University) calls the OM …

EcoSalon
Orgasmic Meditation and Pleasure as Practice (Part I): Sexual Healing

Orgasmic Meditation and Pleasure as Practice (Part I): Sexual Healing

Do you meditate? Do you like to orgasm? Orgasmic Meditation or “OM” puts these two practices together like the ultimate Reese’s: you definitely want this pleasurable peanut butter in your …

EcoSalon
I Took An Orgasmic Meditation Course And My Brain Kept Ridiculing Everything Because That Is How My Brain Works

I Took An Orgasmic Meditation Course And My Brain Kept Ridiculing Everything Because That Is How My Brain Works

Honestly, my awesome partner actually brought me to a level of pleasure that took me far beyond what I had felt in quite some time … I felt completely out of my head. There was no porn highlights reel that I was reviewing in my head. No …

XOJANE
Orgasmic Meditation is a Whole New Way to Stroke Pussy

Orgasmic Meditation is a Whole New Way to Stroke Pussy

There’s no ultimate goal, but most people who practice over time experience greater connection, rich sensation, more energy in their life, and a general feeling of ignition in their …

Vice
My Life With the Thrill-Clit Cult

My Life With the Thrill-Clit Cult

What is the secret to unlocking your personal potential and creating a more harmonious society? A San Francisco company says you can find it between every woman’s legs. Gawker’s Nitasha Tiku investigates, step by …

Gawker
I Went to an Orgasmic Meditation Class

I Went to an Orgasmic Meditation Class

There’s no ultimate goal, but most people who practice over time experience greater connection, rich sensation, more energy in their life, and a general feeling of ignition in their …

New York Magazine
I Did It For Science: Orgasmic Meditation

I Did It For Science: Orgasmic Meditation

With regular practice, practitioners say that OM can increase libido, decrease stress, heighten sexual enjoyment, and spike intimacy between partners. It’s like yoga for your …

Nerve
Karen Lorre Has 11 Orgasms In One Day Thanks To ‘Orgasmic Meditation’

Karen Lorre Has 11 Orgasms In One Day Thanks To ‘Orgasmic Meditation’

The folks behind OM — which focuses on female pleasure and orgasm — write that “Rather than Orgasm being a fleeting moment in time, we view Orgasm as a source of unlimited energy that’s found in all of …

The Huffington Post
Birds & Bullwhips: Slow Sex & The Female Orgasm

Birds & Bullwhips: Slow Sex & The Female Orgasm

When it comes down to it, Daedone is just trying to thwart the throwaway mentality we have with the female orgasm and bring it to the forefront. “There’s an idea of pleasure and enjoyment [that people have]. Pleasure is something that you do that feels good but has diminishing returns, like …

Playboy
Turn On the heat for the holidays

Turn On the heat for the holidays

A Turn On Meet Up is a fully clothed event which warms you from with inside, loosens you up and challenges you in unique and exciting ways. If you are looking for a new way to connect with your partner or if you struggle with communicating your sexual wants, needs and desires, a Turn On gets you …

Examiner
How to have an orgasm: Say yes, yes, yes to orgasmic meditation classes

How to have an orgasm: Say yes, yes, yes to orgasmic meditation classes

‘OM becomes positive energy you can divert into any area of your life that you choose,’ she says. ‘From your relationship to your career and your ambitions for the …

Metro UK
The Chopra Well – Deepak Chopra Network (October 2012) “Setting Intent”

The Chopra Well – Deepak Chopra Network (October 2012) “Setting Intent”

Natalie and Iman meet with Nicole Daedone, founder of OneTaste and the orgasmic meditation method.* They are introduced to this powerful intimacy practice with a live demonstration of …

Chopra Well
Better, Faster, Stronger

Better, Faster, Stronger

“I learned stuff from his last book,” Jack Canfield, co-editor of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series said, “The fifteen-minute-orgasm chapter — my wife and I tried the technique and had great success with …

The New Yorker
Practicing Meditation for Female Pleasure

Practicing Meditation for Female Pleasure

A San Francisco-based company that teaches OM — orgasmic meditation — a practice where partners focus on women’s …

Time Magazine
Orgasmic Meditation: My Kinda Sex Teacher

Orgasmic Meditation: My Kinda Sex Teacher

Nicole looked more like the art gallery owner she actually is, than a Bay area sex teacher in flowing skirts or thigh high black leather. She spoke in brilliant, articulate language, asked challenging, thoughtful questions, and served up authenticity just the way I like it – …

Owning Pink
Just One Taste

Just One Taste

Living in a fast-paced world means it’s sometimes difficult to fit sex into your busy schedule. However, a group in the US think they have an …

Cosmo
Slow Sex Practice Promises Female Orgasm in 15 Minutes

Slow Sex Practice Promises Female Orgasm in 15 Minutes

Daedone said the problem isn’t that women don’t want sex, they just want a different kind of sex… It’s a radical move for women to take time out, but they are making a decision to begin the step into …

ABC News
A Female Orgasm can last for four months

A Female Orgasm can last for four months

Daedone also says people’s bafflement at what she teaches stems from a basic misunderstanding of the term orgasm, which they interpret from a male viewpoint. “Orgasm is the body’s ability to receive and respond to pleasure. Pure and simple. Climax is often a part of orgasm, but it is not the sum …

The Daily Telegraph
The orgasm that lasts FOUR months… and how achieving it involves keeping your clothes on and not turning out the lights!

The orgasm that lasts FOUR months… and how achieving it involves keeping your clothes on and not turning out the lights!

Back here in the land of the ten-second orgasm, most of us are more concerned about the fact we find it hard to squeeze in a proper conversation with our spouses… however, women can experience a four-month orgasm through OM, which allows them to live in a continually aroused state that helps them …

Daily Mail
Nicole Daedone Reads from Slow Sex

Nicole Daedone Reads from Slow Sex

In her new book, Daedone—founder of OneTaste, a San Francisco-based center devoted to training men and women about female sexual satisfaction—divulges her practice of Orgasmic Meditation: a method that promises the Big O in just 15 minutes. Below, Daedone introduces her modern and sustainable …

Vanity Fair
The 15 Minute Orgasm

The 15 Minute Orgasm

The 15 Minute Orgasm chapters – this should be required education for every man on the …

The 4-Hour Body
‘Adults-Only’ Businesses Find Market Among Women

‘Adults-Only’ Businesses Find Market Among Women

We all know, sex sells. Women are being targeted to purchase porn and sex …

ABC News
Twelve Women Who Changed the Way We Look at Sex

Twelve Women Who Changed the Way We Look at Sex

And thanks in part to the efforts of a handful of courageous women throughout our history, we’ve made some progress. One recent example is Nicole Daedone, the founder of the OneTaste center in San …

Vanity Fair
The Pleasure Principle

The Pleasure Principle

The founder of the OneTaste Urban Retreat Center, Nicole Daedone sees herself as leading the “slow-sex movement,” one that places a near-exclusive emphasis on women’s pleasure – in which love, romance and even flirtation are not …

The New York Times