This was the wild experience of OMX – the Orgasmic Meditation Conference that was held last weekend in Oakland, California with up to 1,500 people in attendance.
With dozens of these mini-meditations under my belt over the course of months, I’ve become used to OMing in groups. In this room full of women and men, I felt comfortable, curious and alert. Before we began the practice, my OM partner and I looked into each other’s eyes. We both knew that our participation in this ritual was equal parts bizarre and wonderful.
Later that morning, in a conference hall, Naomi Wolf gave a keynote talk. Wolf is a feminist scholar, author of the books The Beauty Myth and Vagina, and my personal hero. She acknowledged that she speaks publicly often and it’s rare to see women’s faces shine as ours in the audience were shining. A turned-on woman is a beautiful site to behold. And this strange meditation quietly (and then not so quietly) has the affect of lighting women up from the inside. I am one such woman.
I’ve made a commitment to do this practice three times a week for my wellness and sexual health. I am noticing more boldness emerging. This is a really good thing. The world needs more bold women and supportive men to help us get there. I had a marvelous time at this unique and delightful conference. And I’ll never forget how it feels to be in a room with hundreds of women feeling pleasure – all at the same time.
Here I am holding the up the back of the conference guide - says it all, huh?