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Women's Studies Department

Women's Studies Department

Women's Studies Department

“The relative invisibility of women’s masturbation infects women’s consciousness about how they talk about, think about, and engage in masturbation,” writes Professor Breanne Fahs in a 2014 article in the Journal of Sex Research.  

The Orgasmic Yoga Institute is committed to making women's masturbation visible and inspiring.  We invite women to share videos of their mindful solo sex sessions. The sessions can be any length, but we reserve the right to edit submissions.  More information and guidance on shooting and submitting videos here. When we post your video, we will give you a year's membership in The Orgasmic Yoga Institute. 

Women's Studies is ready to share your video.  Mindful erotic practice is the great sexual medicine of the 21st century.  

 

Self-Pleasuring for Self-Discovery by Gayatri, www.heavenoneartheros.com

Touching our own bodies for pleasure is generally considered something very private. In some cultures and religious philosophies it is even seen as a sin. Some people are of the opinion that you only masturbate when you have no other choice.

If we don’t know how to pleasure ourselves, how can we expect another human being to do it for us? If we’re not in touch with how we like to be touched, then how can we share our preferences for pleasure? If we don’t know orgasmic states within our own being, then how can we hope to go there with someone else?

If you would like to experience the aliveness that can come from making love to yourself, then here are a few suggestions for stellar self-pleasuring:

•   Make the environment lovely for yourself.  Even the simple act of lighting a candle can bring sacredness and specialness to the experience.

•   Set an alarm for a specific length of time.  Let this timing of the session support your explorations.  

•   Touch your whole body, not just your genitals.

•   Play with different pressures, strokes, rhythms and speeds.  Step away from your habitual way of touching yourself.  

•   Pay exquisite attention to what’s going on inside your body. Be with your sensations.  Bring your attention back to your body when thinking and distractions arise.

•   Breathe deeply and fully, allowing your body to open and expand into greater pleasure. Many people hold their breath when they get close to climax.  If you stay conscious of your breathing, you will experience deeper pleasures and awakenings.

•   Allow your body to move and undulate—even dance--rather than holding yourself rigid.  Many people habitually tense their muscles as the energy builds.

•   Experiment with touching your genitals and other parts of your body at the same time. I especially like to hold one hand on my heart as I pleasure myself.

•   When you wish to move towards climax,  go for it. Some folks clench their body into a “Big Draw” as an alternative type of orgasm. Others do a breathing meditation at orgasm:  Inhale energy from the genitals to the top of the head and exhale the energy back to the genitals.

Although learning new ways of touching yourself may seem unusual at first, breaking sexual habits can open you to a whole new practice of pleasurable self-discovery.

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Video Teachings

Sadie Lune Writhing in the Moonlight

Sadie Lune Writhing in the Moonlight

16:29 min.

Heart Pleasuring

Sadie Lune’s erotic practice is to generate intense excitement in her genitals and then channel this sexual arousal up through her body to her heart, using breath, sound, movement and nipple stimulation.

Sex teacher Ina Laughing Winds offers some very specific instructions for the practice of Heart Pleasuring. The masturbator should clench the pelvic floor muscles with each breath, visualizing the heart pulling erotic energy up from the genitals. Laughing Winds says that by pleasuring our hearts, we become aware of “our relationship to everything. Our relationship to other humans, to other animals, to the plant world, the mineral world, the spirit world.” In this way of masturbating, we are making love to the whole world.

Sadie Lune Writhing in the Moonlight was filmed by Lola Clavo in Berlin and edited by Joseph Kramer and Carol Leigh in Oakland. 2015.  Thank you, Sadie Lune, for this amazing out-pouring of erotic joy.

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Restraint-Release

Restraint-Release

13:11 min.

Fiona knows what turns her on.  Bondage and hot wax pull her into her body.  She likes the feel of rope against her skin, restraining her movement.  The hot wax startles, even surprises her.  With her attention focused on sensation, her genital caresses become ten times more pleasurable.

Fiona’s session was filmed by Lola Clavo in Berlin and edited by Joseph Kramer and Carol Leigh in Oakland in 2015.

No consent or safe words necessary

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Arousing The Snake Goddess

Arousing The Snake Goddess

7:29 min.

Caritia is a wildly erotic, London-born, Berlin-based artist of Afro-Caribbean decent.

Her intention in this session was to explore her body through Orgasmic Yoga and Japanese-style inspired rope bondage.  Follow her on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Caritia/

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Gayatri

Gayatri

11:01 min.

"I have a vision of creating Heaven on Earth through each of us experiencing the fullest and most loving expression of ourselves." Gayatri at www.heavenoneartheros.com

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Bare Being—Mindful Self Touch

Bare Being—Mindful Self Touch

19:49 min.

“Nacktes Sein - achtsame Selbstberuehrung” (Bare Being--MIndful Self Touch.) Sexological Bodyworker Leni Hedwig Kastl created this 20-minute film as a result of her Orgasmic Yoga practices. She wanted to make a film with an emphasis on all-over body touch, as she experiences the feel of her own hands as grounding, energizing and healing. “I would stand in my kitchen, the warmest room in my home, touching myself all over in the morning or in the evening upon returning from work. In times when I do Orgasmic Yoga regularly, I feel more stable, balanced, secure and happier."


Leni was filmed by Moser Bernadette in February, 2014. Leni, a Sexological Bodyworker living in Austria, invites you to her website: https://baubobodywork.com.

Learn more about her involvement with Orgasmic Yoga here.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon of Anal Self Play

Lazy Sunday Afternoon of Anal Self Play

45:26 min.

Video by Leni Kastl, CSB.  Visit her website:  https://baubobodywork.com.


In this video I share with you a variety of activities.  I have even included some education into my self pleasuring. The only bad thing about the ass is that it is so hard to reach. So pleasuring our butts demands constant changing of positions, which can be erotic.  Since I can’t see my butt, I have found using a mirror, photos or video helps me to feel more connected to this part of me. 

When I wipe to clean myself before touch with a wet or oiled tissue, it feels like the lick of a sensitive tongue. I love the feeling of my butt being kneaded and my sit bones being massaged. I especially like massaging my pelvic floor from the outside.

I surrender to the softness of the skin of the anus, so sensitive that it could be hurt unless the touch is gentle. 
I often play with my anus with my fingers without the intention of stretching. When I thumb my ass, it isn't easy to get in, but the thumb gives a very hot stimulation on the perineal and urethral sponges.


One of my favorite toys is the Bead String, soft and bends with my anatomy. I can control how deep I want to have it inside me.  I especially like to play with the sensation of pushing and pulling against the outer sphincter. When the Bead String is deep within, it can touch the back side of my uterus, the side that can't be reached from the vagina. 
Playing with the outer end of the String gives a soft vibration to my insides.


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Queer Theory in the Shower

Queer Theory in the Shower

4:06 min.

Dominique Aiden is a woman guided by pleasure. She sees sexuality and gender as fluid continuums in which identity based on fixed categories is meaningless. She calls herself queer even though she lives with her heterosexual boyfriend. She explains that it takes effort to free yourself from cultural identities.

This shower orgasm and interview first appeared in Madison Young’s “Women Reclaiming Sex on Film.”

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Due Day Witnessing and Coaching

Due Day Witnessing and Coaching

29:24 min.

Very pregnant Robin has asked Nino to witness them doing Orgasmic Yoga in preparation for giving birth. This session takes place on Robin’s due date.  Nino both witnesses Robin and also takes on the role of the mindful masturbation coach, asking questions and giving suggestions. When working with a student by video, how does a somatic sex educator bring presence, compassion, authenticity, and vulnerability to the sessions? It is possible but different from meeting with some in the flesh. Individuals today regularly experience intimate communication with lovers and friends via digital media.  Sex education sessions by video will become the norm in the near future.  (Watch in HD. Controls below screen.)

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Waking My G-Spot

Waking My G-Spot

6:50 min.

Deborah Sundahl, author of Female Ejaculation & the G-Spot, relates her personal journey to awaken her G-Spot.  Only ongoing practice produced results.

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