meditation” produces a distinct pattern of brain activity, researchers
report. The practice alters activity in the frontal lobe and temporal
lobe, an area of the brain associated with emotional processing.
Source:Thomas Jefferson University
a first-ever study, orgasmic meditation, a unique spiritual practice
that uses stimulation of a woman’s clitoris as its focus, has been found
to produce a distinctive pattern of brain function, according to a
study published in the journal, Frontiers in Psychology.
study found significant changes in brain function in areas associated
with sexual stimulation and also more traditional meditation
practices—thus representing a true hybrid in terms of its effects.
brain changes were also correlated with alterations in the autonomic
nervous system that regulates basic body functions and is implicated in
both intense meditation effects as well as sexual stimulation. In
addition, patients reported profound spiritual experiences including
intense feelings of oneness, unity and connectedness.
study was conducted by the Department of Integrative Medicine and
Nutritional Sciences, as well as the Departments of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, at Thomas Jefferson University.
meditation, or OM, is a specified practice that lasts 15 minutes and is
a paired practice such that there is one participant who stimulates the
clitoris (a male in this study), and one participant who receives that
stimulation (always a female).
study of 20 pairs of meditators used functional magnetic resonance
imaging (fMRI) to measure the changes in functional connectivity between
the OM practice and a comparable “neutral” state. Importantly, there
were significant changes in both the males and females separately, as
well as when combined. This implies that certain general aspects of the
practice can affect both the male and female participants in similar and
there were changes in frontal lobes which has also been observed in
other meditation practices that involve intense focus as well as a sense
of release or flow.