In SF, a Center for Female Orgasm
Commune is devoted to female sexuality
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2009 2:29 PM CDT
At the One Taste Urban Retreat Center, women engage in "orgasmic meditation," or OMing, as well as yoga and traditional meditation.   (Shutter Stock)
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(Newser) – Every morning as the rest of us fight sleepiness and traffic, a group of women at the One Taste Urban Retreat Center lie back and let a fully clothed male "research partner" coax them to orgasm, reports the New York Times. The co-ed commune in San Francisco also offers yoga and group meditation, but its claim to fame is the clinical "orgasmic meditation" for its female residents. “I don’t think women will really experience freedom until they own their sexuality.” says the founder.

"OMing," as One Taste calls it, strips the experience down to the physical sensation—romantic connection isn't emphasized, and eye contact isn't allowed. "It’s a procedure to nourish the limbic system, like yoga or Pilates, with no other strings attached," explains the founder's boyfriend.