Scientists conducting new studies on achieving peak consciousness through OM discuss findings from their research concerning the benefits and nature of the practice. 

OM Science Highlights

Take a tour of the research conducted on the Orgasmic Meditation practice. This short doco shares insights from researchers engaged in research on OM.

Analyzing Changes in the Brain & Body through OM

with Dr. Andrew Newberg, MD, Neuroscientist and Director of Research at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Jefferson University

Dr. Newberg describes new research on the Orgasmic Meditation practice examining changes in the brain and the body using PET MRI. Initial findings include higher activation in the frontal lobe, similar to other meditation practices.

What Is in it for the Stroker?

Dr. Nicole Prause, PhD, Neuroscientist Researching Human Sexual Behavior, Founder of Liberos

A common misperception of OM is that it is a one-way practice, but in this video Dr. Nicole Prause describes the experience science has observed in strokers’ brain activity.  What begins as concentrated focus, gradually becomes a very similar brain state as the strokee, showing that both participants are sharing the experience in an OM.

 

OM vs Meditation

Dr. Nicole Prause, PhD, Neuroscientist Researching Human Sexual Behavior, Founder of Liberos

Meditation has been shown to have many benefits, but beginners often struggle to direct their brain and bring it into attention. Dr.  Prause has found the sensory stimulation of OM naturally brings attention into focus, allowing practitioners to bypass the hurdles of traditional meditation techniques.

Benefits of OM

Dr. Nicole Prause, PhD, Neuroscientist Researching Human Sexual Behavior, Founder of Liberos

In this video, Dr. Nicole Prause describes the ranges of experiences observed during OM practice, from particularly activating experiences to more relaxing experiences that decrease the tone of the sympathetic nervous system. The experience during OM seems to adapt depending on what is most conducive to our current state.

Health Benefits of OM

Dr. Nicole Prause, PhD, Neuroscientist Researching Human Sexual Behavior, Founder of Liberos

Dr. Nicole Prause describes how working with the sexual impulse  through the practice of OM has the potential for helping to address serious health issues such as depression and trauma.

Benefits of OM in Therapy

Dr. Nicole Prause, PhD, Neuroscientist Researching Human Sexual Behavior, Founder of Liberos 

In this video, Dr. Nicole Prause describes how OM’s focus on goalless connection may be useful in place of established therapeutic methods to help participants heal and think about how they interact.

Benefits of the Container

Dr. Nicole Prause, PhD, Neuroscientist Researching Human Sexual Behavior, Founder of Liberos 

Safety plays a large role in our ability to experience pleasure and positive emotion. Dr. Nicole Prause describes how the OM container provides the regular, safe environment for people to relax and experience the benefits of sexual stimulation.

Positive and Negative Emotions in OM

Dr. Nicole Prause, PhD, Neuroscientist Researching Human Sexual Behavior, Founder of Liberos

In this video, Dr. Prause discusses the benefits of OM for both decreasing negative emotions and increasing positive emotions.

According to Dr. Prause, one of the issues in most research into sexual stimulation is that it largely relies on pornography, which has been shown to activate heightened brain response, but inadvertently also trigger negative emotions.

OM uniquely triggers positive emotional states without inadvertent negative responses so we can more clearly understand the benefits of sexual stimulation. This has implications for general health as well as for patients who suffer from trauma or depression.