Orgasmic meditation, a unique spiritual practice, produces distinctive brain function pattern: Study

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In the first ever study, an orgasmic meditationA unique spiritual practice that focuses on stimulating the female clitoris produces a characteristic pattern of brain function, according to recent research.

The story was published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.

Research has shown that changes in brain function in areas related to sexual stimulation as well as more traditional meditation practices, which is a true hybrid in terms of its effects. Changes in the brain have also been correlated with changes in the autonomic nervous system, which regulates basic bodily functions and is involved in both the intense effects of meditation and sexual stimulation.

In addition, patients reported profound spiritual experiences including strong feelings of oneness, unity and connectedness. The study was conducted by the Department of Integrative Medicine and Dietetics and the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University.

Orgasmic meditation, or OM, is a special practice that lasts 15 minutes and is a pair practice in which one participant stimulates the clitoris (in this study, a man), and one participant who receives this stimulation (always a woman).

In this study, 20 pairs of meditators used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure changes in the functional relationship between OM practice and a comparable “neutral” state. It is important to note that there have been significant changes in both males and females individually, as well as in combination. This means that some common aspects of the practice can affect both male and female participants in the same and different ways.

Specifically, there have been changes in the frontal lobes that have also been observed in other meditation practices that involve intense focus as well as feelings of relaxation or flow. There were changes in the parietal lobe, an area of ​​the brain involved in the spatial representation of oneself and associated with a sense of unity and connectedness during spiritual practices.

Parts of the temporal lobe were also affected, including the emotional centers of the limbic system, which were seen to be affected during meditation practices as well as sexual stimulation.

“This is a groundbreaking study of a very unique practice,” says senior article author Andrew Newberg, MD, director of research in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Dietetics and director of the Marcus Institute for Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University. … “This research also suggests the possibility of an important connection between sexuality and spirituality. It is not surprising that such a relationship exists, since both sexual and spiritual experiences can be called “ecstatic,” and spiritual traditions have long struggled with this potential. the problems and benefits of the sexual man. “

It should also be emphasized that the results may have implications for future therapeutic applications, helping with a variety of neurological and psychological problems, including emotional trauma, sexual dysfunction, and even depression.

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