By Kim Huynh
I have been following OneTaste founder Nicole Daedone‘s work since stumbling upon the Slow Sex movement a few months ago. Nicole Daedone is a powerhouse of a woman and these are two amazing opportunities to see her work in person. Here is an excerpt from the inspiring manifesto found on OneTaste’s Turned On Woman’s Movement site:
The status quo is there to douse potential fires. You are here to start them.
Turn-on lives at the edge of what you think is possible. It is ignited when you dare to dream,
act, create, and operate outside the bounds of the status quo.
A turned-on woman is an awakening woman, a woman who is coming alive. She is ignited in purpose, relationship, and sexuality; body, mind, and heart.
A turned-on woman does not fear danger, risk, or being different. She knows that life happens out of bounds. What she fears are the true killers: mediocrity, fitting in, and being average.
A turned-on woman burns big. She will not be contained by size zero pants, quiet whispers, or the role of follower.
A turned-on woman redefines what it means to be a good woman. She takes the existing images, consumes them, and resets the bar. She is undaunted in the face of others’ expectations of her. Not because she discounts them. Because she knows she will exceed them.
A turned-on woman isn’t defined by her circumstances. She defines her circumstances by who she chooses to be within them…
A turned-on woman plays for the freedom of those around her. She recognizes that people bang the snooze button over and over, no matter how much they want to wake up. She is willing to absorb the gripes and grumbles of those who are awakening out of dreamy sleep into their greatest potential. She has the truth as her ballast. She knows that truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident. She waits patiently for the third stage.
Sexual revolution anyone? Stay tuned for my long overdue book review of Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm.