Oh, oh, OH, the orgasm.
According to research by psychobiologist Kim Wallen, one in 10 women never achieve orgasm. That's a horrifying fact! Fortunately, some women, like former playmate Karen Lorre, who can achieve 11 orgasms daily, have found help through the practice of orgasmic mediation.
Orgasmic mediation aims to “extend the sensory peak,” according to Nicole Daedone, the founder of OneTaste, a center that specializes in the method. The organization's website describes orgasmic meditation as, “a practice that is a gateway to more vitality, connection and Turn On," in which, "the object of focus is the clitoris.” Participants stroke their female partner’s clitoris for 15 minutes. One male practitioner described the experience as a “heady buzz, mixed with equal parts of wooziness and intensity of focus.” (Orgasmic meditation isn't limited to heterosexual couples; lesbian couples also benefit from the method.) In addition to increasing orgasms, the practice aims to allow women to experience deeper emotional and spiritual sensations, and connect with their partner. According to Dr. Pooja Laskshmin, an associate researcher at Rutgers University, orgasmic meditation affects the same parts of the brain that are activated by common mediation. The combination of intimacy and emotional and spiritual bonding aids women who have difficulty achieving orgasm.
Lorre isn’t the only woman who can achieve orgasm through thought and meditation. The TLC program Strange Sex featured Barbara Carrellas, a sex educator who can think herself to orgasm. As part of the show, Carrellas visited Rutgers, where fMRI was used to monitor her brain. The scan revealed that the parts of the brain associated with orgasm did, indeed, light up for Carrellas, based on thought alone.
Whether or not you have difficulty attaining orgasm, orgasmic mediation may be able to provide you with an out-of-this-world experience that will leave you coming for more.