Sexuality, Money and Power: The Value of Female Desire
“The anthropologist Margaret Mead concluded in 1948, after observing seven different ethnic groups in the Pacific Islands, that different cultures made different forms of female sexual experience seem normal and desirable. The capacity for orgasm in women, she found, is a learned response, which a given culture can help or can fail to help its women to develop. Mead believed that a woman’s sexual fulfillment, and the positive meaning of her sexuality in her own mind, depend upon three factors:
1: She must live in a culture that recognizes female desire as being of value;
2: Her culture must allow her to understand her sexual anatomy;
3: And her culture must teach the various sexual skills that give women orgasms.”
~Naomi Wolf, Promiscuities
This quote and the opportunity to hear Naomi Wolf speak at the OMX (Orgasmic Meditation Experience) last weekend in San Francisco is opening a dialogue that I have been wanting to have for thirty years. I shut it down when I got married the first time in 1981. And when I shut it down, I also shut down desire. I shut down my ability to ask for what I wanted from life and I shut down my ability to have it all. I shut down my expectations, my asking, my receiving.
All of that shut down the full expression of me!
In an exploration of sexuality this year, I finally got the AHA about what I want to talk about and where I want to focus the next 20+ years of my life!
Sexuality, Money and Power.
It started to bubble up in me about two years ago. I noticed it again last month around Day 29 of blogging for 100 days this summer. Now at Day 77 of blogging, I can feel the AHA and the burning desire to embrace and heal this part of me and to deepen the conversations with women (and men) around this topic.
Here are some of the questions I am exploring:
Sexuality: Are you connected to and tapping into your sexuality in your personal, business and spiritual life?
Money: Is there a flow of money in your life that meets all of your needs and desires?
Power: Are you connected to your personal power in every area of your life?
All three are tied together. Out of balance with one and the other two follow right behind.
This is the next frontier for women to embrace and conquer together in community, especially at this time on the planet.
This is the key to balance in the world.
Post in the comments and let me know what you think and feel about this!