During my recent Commonwealth Club talk about “The State of Sex and Dating in San Francisco” I met Nicole Daedone, the founder of One Taste, a center dedicated to authentic female sexuality. Nicole and her collaborators have written a “Turned-On Women’s Manifesto” to exhort women to fully express who they are. Among other gems, the manifesto tells us that a turned-on women:
–“will not sacrifice truth in order to be appropriate”
— “knows there is wisdom in darkness”
–“ignites other women. She refuses to deal in the accepted inter-female commerce of one-downmanship, publicly cataloging all the ways her life isn’t going well to make other women feel safe.”
–“knows that if she doesn’t want sex, it’s because she’s not having the right kind of sex. A turned-on woman wants sex that creates energy rather than depletes it. She seeks the slow burn, the kind of sex that heats her up from the inside out, stoking her fire and powering her journey.”
–“operates at the edges of her own capacity at all times. She knows that stormy nights break into the most beautiful sunrises. She believes, she gives, she tries again, and she doesn’t check out. Courage is her middle name.”
The manifesto is long; there are many beautiful lines designed to inspire.
The Turned-On Women’s Movement is hosting a Turned-On Women’s Retreat this weekend, April 15-17. I’ll be attending, and I am quite curious about how turned-on I will be by Sunday. Will I be a live wire?
P.S. Still waiting for the YouTube from the Commonwealth Club talk on sex and dating–the panel discussion was hilarious and true and I am sure many will enjoy it. I will post that when I get it.
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