New Study  

Neuroimaging evaluation of the long term impact of a novel paired meditation practice on brain function

Newberg, A. MD. | Frontiers in Neuroimaging, June 9, 2024

In a study looking at 40 OM meditators compared to non-meditators, it was found that Orgasmic Meditation has long-term effects on the brain. Specifically, it effects regions of the brain associated with social areas, emotional processing, focusing attention, sexual function, and similar effects to other studies for meditators and advanced meditators. 

Sex, God 
and the

How Sexual Pleasure Gave Birth to Religion & a Whole Lot More

How Sexual Pleasure Gave Birth
 to Religion & a Whole Lot More

A Zoom Event with Author Dr. Andrew Newberg, MD.
Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 11am PT / 2pm ET

Sex, God, and the Brain argues that our religious and spiritual experiences are directly connected to our sexual being. While others have speculated on a connection between religion and sex, Andrew is the first to demonstrate—with groundbreaking brain scan research gained through Orgasmic Meditation studies—that the underlying biological mechanism of religious, spiritual, and sexual experiences are identical.

The IOMF is the premier non-profit research center focusing on peak state consciousness arising from the practice of OM as it pertains to improvements in the areas of trauma, depression, general health and the advancement of eudaimonia. 

Learn to OM

Practitioners of Orgasmic Meditation (OM) have long known the health benefits; scientists and researchers are taking note. IOMF seeks to support further scientific research focused on the practice of OM and its impact on the brain, body and spirit.

Free instructional materials can be found here, on the OM app website.
*IOM Foundation studies but does not teach the Orgasmic Meditation practice.

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Scientific Efforts and Clinical Findings

Many people have participated in scientific studies showing that OM has benefits to their mental and physical health.

Researchers Remark on OM


“Future studies will focus on the impact of OM on reducing signs of aging including mental agility, alertness and focus.”

— Andrew Newberg, MD


“Early studies show that in only 15 minutes, OM can provide improved connection and closeness.”

— Nicole Prause, PhD


“Brain activity in OM practitioners is more similar to meditation than sex.”

— Andrew Newberg, MD


“OM may allow practitioners to access similar brain and meditation states attained by advanced Tibetan Buddhists.”

— Greg Siegle, PhD


“Current research suggests OM may improve eudaimonic well-being.”

— Caroline Griggs, PharmD


“OM can reduce cravings for extended periods.”

— Reese Jones

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