OSHO, an inspiration to millions in the U.S. and around the world, describes a unique view of sex as a door to self-discovery.
Sex Mattersby Osho, Osho International
Sex matters to us all. The Osho approach to sex begins with an understanding of how important love is in our lives, while at the same time acknowledges that the journey into love cannot exclude our innate biological energies. With this perspective, it becomes clear that the tendency for religions, and for society in general, to associate sex with sin and morality… See more details below
Sex matters to us all. The Osho approach to sex begins with an understanding of how important love is in our lives, while at the same time acknowledges that the journey into love cannot exclude our innate biological energies. With this perspective, it becomes clear that the tendency for religions, and for society in general, to associate sex with sin and morality has been a great misfortune.
Sex Matters begins by deconstructing the layers of sexual repression that the condemnation of sex has inflicted on human. Throughout Sex Matters - in response to questions about everything from jealousy to premature ejaculation, the role of intimacy and the differences between men and women - Osho proposes a vision that embraces sex as a fundamental gift from nature. We learn how orgasm offers a glimpse of timelessness, thoughtlessness, and pure awareness biology's way of pointing toward the consciousness that helps us to understand ourselves.
Finally, we are presented with a clear choice: a repressed sexuality that leads to pornography, perversion, and a stunted humanity or a playful, respectful, and relaxed innocence that supports us in becoming fulfilled and whole, as nature intended.
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It took me two days to read Sex Matters. Although I thought to perhaps move through it slowly, to savor, absorb, and reflect on each chapter- I simply could not stay away from the book for long. At times, relief and affirmation comes because what Osho is saying is not new. Perhaps he is the first who has managed to put some of these truths into words, however, somewhere deep within I already have an inate sence of what he is saying. However, I have accumulated so many ideas and judgments about love, relationship, and sex, that I had simply forgotten reality. New things are also revealed, for example how to prolong the experience of orgasm and the impact and significance of doing so on the body, psyche, and energy. Questions about love and relating, as well as changes in sexual energies that I have yet to ask are addressed; hence I feel to hold onto this book. It is rich and multidimenstional, perhaps I have understood and absorbed only a little bit of it through this first reading, yet I feel deeply fulfilled with everything I have come to understand through it. Osho cuts through layers of conditioning and ideas imposed by society, and touches the depths of the matter, in a clear, touching, and oftentimes funny way. Sex Matters has left me feeling light and energetic. Throughout the reading I could feel my breath going deeper, my muscles becoming relaxed, and I experienced an acceptance of myself and of sex, in a way that I never before have. Osho introduces ideas that seem so natural, yet are so far from anything that my peers or elders have displayed or taught. With each passage, humorous anecdote, and joke- years of accumulated confusion, expectation, and judgment sheds from my body and mind, leaving space ¿ empty and natural- where I can feel the joy and wonder of this energy and vitality that is our birthright to enjoy and experience. Funny but I was not even aware of these ideas, tensions, and judgments, until I felt the lightness that was left when they had gone. It has left me with a freshness, wonder, and openness to explore and allow sex, love, and relating in a whole and new way.