Sensation and the Stroker, Peaks and Valleys, Probabilities, and Ken's Wisdom Illuminated
by Mark Gottlieb Jan 14, 2014
In an earlier piece, Bio-Electric Fields of the Clitoris, I described how sensation is transmitted from the strokee’s clitoris to the stroker’s finger by means of electromagnetic induction, or better put in the words of Reese Jones when he heard my idea, inductive coupling. What can we say about this sensation and where does it go? The tip of the stroker’s finger has about 2,500 nerves per square centimeter. The strokee’s clitoris has over 8,000 nerves clustered in 10 small spots. Conservative estimates of the area of a spot indicate that there are at least 40 to 100 times as many nerves on a spot on the strokee’s clitoris than on the area of the tip of the stroker’s finger that touches it. In other words, if my theory of inductive coupling between the strokee’s clitoris and the stroker’s finger is correct, then the much fewer number of nerves in the stroker’s finger that are touching the strokee’s clitoris will be very full of charge. The sensation in the stroker’s finger is much more intense stroking the strokee’s clitoris than it is under more usual experiences of touch. The question arises, how does the sensation in the stroker’s finger cause the sensations that often go throughout the stroker’s body, and how is oxytocin produced in the stroker’s body as a consequence of the sensation in the stroker’s finger?
One means by which oxytocin is produced is by activation of the somatosensory system. In other words, when your body is touched, say by hugs, kisses, caresses, holding hands, massage, etc., oxytocin is produced. This is so because all sensations of touch go to a part of the brain called the thalamus. Oxytocin is produced in an area or part of the thalamus called the hypothalamus, and in particular, within specific areas of the hypothalamus called the paraventricular nuclei and supraoptic nuclei. These areas contain special large neurons called magnocellular neurons that produce oxytocin when they are stimulated. Touch anywhere in the body is one way of causing these neurons to be stimulated, thus producing oxytocin. I maintain that the stoker’s finger is so full of charge from stroking the strokee’s clitoris, that it transmits much more charge or stimulation to the nerves in the thalamus than by ordinary touch. Think of the stroker’s finger during the 15 minute OM as conveying as much charge as the touches from dozens and dozens of hugs, kisses, caresses, holding hands, massages etc., etc., and you have got the idea!
Did you ever wonder what is behind the peaks and valleys in your OM? The magnocellular neurons I mentioned above are energy intensive, and deplete their reserves of glucose stored as glycogen during their roughly four minute firing cycle. When these magnocellular neurons are stimulated, they fire simultaneously by means of an electro-chemical reaction among them. When their glycogen reserves decline, the firing stops until they can be recharged so-to-speak from glucose in the blood stream, and continue to the next firing cycle as long as they continue to be stimulated. This firing, non-firing process constitutes their firing cycle. The magnocellular neurons have many nerves leaving them called collateral nerves which go to other areas of the brain that stimulate the nerves resulting in the sensation that the stroker feels elsewhere in his or her body. The collateral nerves are stimulated during the firing segment of the firing cycle of the magnocellular neurons. Hence, the peaks of sensation the stroker experiences follow the roughly four minute firing cycle of the magnocellular neurons. Strokee’s have told me that they usually experience three to five peaks in a 15 minute OM, which is consistent with the length of the firing cycle of the magnocellular neurons, allowing for some variation in its length.
I have often wondered if a simple experiment might shed some light on this process. I believe that if strokers and strokees each had a glass of fruit juice a few minutes before their OM, this might influence the number and length of the peaks they experience in their OMs. I believe this may be so because the recovery time to replace the depleted energy reserves might be influenced by the concentration of glucose in the blood supply to the magnocellular neurons containing them. As Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, Chief Scientific Officer of OneTaste and Assistant Research Professor at Rutgers University has said, orgasm is a whole brain experience. Typically, the brain uses 20% to 25% of the glucose in the body. During orgasm this may be even higher. Consequently, providing the body with a boost of energy in the form of a quickly digested fruit juice before an OM may aid in enhancing the number and duration of the peaks experienced in the OM. It may also aid both the stroker and strokee from “checking out” during their OM, since the tendency to “check out” may be influenced by low blood sugar levels, since the brain may have an increased demand for glucose during the OM.
On the subject of blood sugar or glucose levels during an OM, it occurred to me that the engorgement of the strokee’s outer labia during the OM might serve to bring additional glucose to the nerves in her clitoris as they are being actively stimulated by the stroker. The engorgement of the outer labia lasts for the entire OM. Likewise, the final two minute grounding down stroke from her clitoris to her entroitus may serve to push the blood, and with it the glucose, away from the nerves in her clitoris, thus grounding or quieting them, and by extension, grounding the stroker’s stroking finger. Both the stroker and strokee come down from the OM by this pushing of the blood supply, and with it, the supply of glucose, away from her clitoris.
Did you ever wonder why you have not experienced the same OM twice? The probability is simply much too small. For example, let’s assume that there are 100 strokes in an OM. In reality, there may be at least 300 to 400 strokes in an OM, allowing for the most common bread-and-butter, two-second stroke over the 15 minutes, or 900 seconds, of the OM. If we assume that every stroke in a series of strokes touches nearly all the same hundreds and hundreds of nerves on the spot on the clitoris being stroked each time with the exception of 10 nerves, each of which is equally likely to be touched, then the probability of 100 strokes being exactly the same is 1 over 10 to the 100th power, i.e. 1 over 1 with one hundred zeroes behind it.
Now, let’s be wild! Let’s assume that there are 10 billion strokees, each of whom has twenty OMs a day, every day for 100 years. Let’s further assume that every star in the 100 billion galaxies believed to exist has a planet on which there are 10 billion women OMing as described above. Let’s further assume that there are, on the average, 100 billion stars in each galaxy. If my math is correct, this comes to 7.3 x 10 to the 37th power, or let’s say 10 to the 38th power, for simplicity. Dividing this number by the probability of two OMs being the same, i.e. 1 over 10 to the 100th power, gives us a probability of 1 over 10 to the 62nd power, or 1 over 1 with 62 zeroes behind it, of any of these women anywhere in the universe of having the same OM twice! This is wild, and of course assumes that the difference of one nerve being stroked once in an OM would result in a noticeable change in the sensation of the OM. But even so, you get my point. The probability of two OMs being the same is just too small. OMs, like sunsets and snowflakes, are each unique, coming only once. Cherish them as they come. You will not see them again, but you will be blessed by each of the equally unique OMs that follow.
I would like to close this article with a few words that support ideas shared by Ken Blackman, Master Stroker of OneTaste. Ken, in wisdom begotten from his extensive experience, has shared about energetic stroking, about using jeweler’s scales to develop strokes of consistent pressure, and about maintaining the same stroke, i.e. same pressure, stroke length, speed and location, during a peak. I believe that in energetic stroking the stroker is reversing the inductive coupling phenomena I mentioned above. In other words, by bringing attention to his stroking finger, he is causing charge to go to the nerves in his stroking finger, which then by means of inductive coupling, causes charge to move in the nerves in the strokee’s clitoris. This is a subtle experience and not as pronounced as the actual stroking of the strokee’s clitoris, but definitely one in which there is sensation for both the stroker and the strokee.
Next, I strongly support Ken’s idea of using jeweler’s scales to develop a stroke of consistent pressure because the more consistent the pressure of the stroke, the more likely the same nerves in the clitoris will be stimulated in the same way during each stroke. Thus, the sensation that both the stroker and strokee experience will be purer, or more consistent with each stroke until it is felt that the stroke should be changed. Strokes of less consistent pressure would cause some difference in the nerves that are stimulated during each stroke, changing the sensation, which might be perceived as distracting to the strokee, and likewise to the stroker. Another advantage of using jeweler’s scales to refine the stroker’s touch is that by enhancing the sensitivity of the stroker’s touch, the stroker has a greater repertoire of touch and can more readily identify the resonant stroke.
Lastly, Ken’s guidance about maintaining the same stroke during a peak bears analysis. Does anyone recall the example of soldiers marching over a bridge only to have it fall down under them? This has actually happened, and even today soldiers are told to walk freely, out of cadence, when they walk over bridges. What happens is that when soldiers march in unison, standing waves are set up that increase in amplitude, or power, with each step of the group marching in unison. Eventually, the power is great enough to bring down the bridge.
I believe that in OM, we are creating standing waves of sensation during the peaks in the OM. With each stroke, power is gained as stoker and strokee move together toward the peak. Each stroke adds to the experience of the peak. To do this, the strokes must be consistent in their speed, pressure, length and location during the experience of the peak, as Ken has said, and have a cadence so-to-speak just like the footsteps of the soldiers marching in unison over the bridge. These standing waves of the OM will continue until either the magnocellular neurons mentioned above deplete their energy reserves of glycogen, or the strokee goes over, or the stroke is changed.
It should be noted that the resonant stroke, which I mentioned in my earlier paper was the stroke that provided the most sensation, is the only kind of a stroke where a stroker and strokee can experience a peak. Random strokes will create the equivalent of destructive interference and peaks will not arise. Likewise, when it is felt by the stroker and strokee that a faster or slower stroke is desired, these strokes are not arbitrarily faster or slower. I believe that they represent faster or slower resonant strokes that give rise to harmonics of the standing waves of sensation that I mentioned above.
Given the above considerations, and as in all things OM, it is best to follow Ken’s expert guidance!
Mark Gottlieb Scientific Officer, OneTaste January 9, 2014