well, let me state for the record
, that there was no sexual stuff happening last night. It was simply an 'icebreaker' event sponsored by OneTaste who is associated with the OM practice.
But, the point of OM as I see it, is the connection factor between the two people. It's a mutually consented practice where the human connection is supposed to be felt very strongly. It seems that the practice centers around female pleasure and I think it's largely centered around females who have been very closed off in the past as I was told last night, so it can be a huge benefit to some women. I'm not sure what the men actually get out of this other than offering an act of human compassion and love to their partner, which of course can be expressed in countless other ways as well, other than this particular practice. I also don't understand the point in having complete strangers take part in this while people sit around and watch, other than perhaps in the sexual freedom it brings. But, hey, I see no harm in trying it. It's just another experience as I see it to potentially explore. The practice itself doesn't sound like something that really intrigues me personally, but I think the real benefit can most certainly be a cool practice long term for people in a monogamous relationship.
The part that does intrigue me is not necessarily the act of OM itself, but merely the 'being open' whether it's sexually or not, the willingness to go beyond judgement in our feelings of (in this case) sexuality and seeing through so many of those layers of judgement that have built over time about sexuality and what it represents, which there is plenty of on my end which I was able to see last night a bit of in my discomfort. The freedom to express yourself beyond the limitations of this perspective, without necessarily having to take part in this OM practice itself. I would only partake in it if my future partner and I chose to do so monogamously. If I was a woman, I might be more willing to explore this non-monogamously as well. But, I think it's great that people are exploring this path. To me spirituality does not have to be sexual at all, and it's definitely not for me, but sexuality as I see it, is merely one avenue of exploration to open ourselves up a bit.
Just my take.