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Global Orgasm was an action originally scheduled for 22 December 2006 by an author and activist couple to coincide with the end of solstice. The idea was for participants throughout the world to have an orgasm during this one day while thinking about peace. Based on theories such as that of the noosphere and the work of the Global Consciousness Project at Princeton, there was indication that such an event would have a widespread positive effect on Human well-being.
The Second Annual Synchronized Global Orgasm for Peace occurred at 6:08 (GMT) on December 22, 2007. The time was the actual moment of the Solstice.
It has since become an annual event, and with participating Orgasms permitted to fall within a 24 hour period around the actual Solstice.
In the context of Directed Orgasm as a practice and habit, the Solstice day is used to culminate the practice for the year, in solidarity with others, and then to begin again, practicing for the next year.
Global Orgasm for Peace follows in the footsteps of other mass meditation and prayer events which also claimed to be able to change the energy field of the Earth. The Global Orgasm for Peace is registered with the Global Consciousness Project (GCP), a project based at Princeton University, which records the output of numerous random number generators placed throughout the globe. GCP's work shows that large events which create focused collective attention correlate to measurable synchronization of these streams of random number sequences.
The data coming from the Global Consciousness Project indicated that an event such as the Global Orgasm for Peace would have an effect. Though the effects of one event on global affairs are difficult to quantify in a causality model nevertheless, the Global Orgasm's organizers intended to use the phenomenon to create a positive, altruistic change in the noosphere of the Earth that can be measured by the GCP. The initial intention was that this might begin or contribute to a societal shift away from war, and towards peace, as a basis of foreign policy and cultural values.
In 2009, the project's visionaries and founders were retiring to focus on writing. They gave permission to Ani Sinclair to steward the project (and website). In the transition, the professionally developed websites and video media generated previously were taken out of use. Since 2009 a more rudimentary website was put up. Some of the earlier work can be found at the WayBack Machine.
Ani has continued the tradition of encouraging people to practice conscious dedication of orgasmic energy to world peace. Her stewardship has emphasized an approach of honoring and empowering women, and changing perception about sexuality from "original sin" to "original blessing".
Studies have found increases in the hormone oxytocin at orgasm in both men and women. Oxytocin's role in increasing trust, pair bonding and reducing anxiety has meant it is sometimes referred to as the "love and trust" hormone.
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- How it works video (2006) on YouTube
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- Present Project Website
- Website circa 2006
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