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Research: #4: OM vs. Sex Survey

#4: OM vs. Sex Survey

Vivian Siegel, PhD of MIT and Benjamin Emmert-Aronson, PhD

More than 200 people who had personal experience with OM, sex, sitting meditation, and fondling responded to this survey, which asked them to describe and compare each of those activities. This study was IRB approved and contained a series of multiple choice, open field, and Likert scale, a commonly used scale to measure attitudes, knowledge, perceptions, values, and behavioral changes. scale responses. The hypothesis was that people would find OM more like meditation than sex or fondling*. The results showed that participants found OM to not be similar to sex.

*fondling was not pre-defined in the study. According to Merriam-Webster dictionairy, fondling is to touch (someone or something) sexually. 


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