In the late 60’s, my life partner John and I created the first—and perhaps the only—commune for grown-ups where open sexuality could flourish. Sandstone Retreat was fifteen acres of paradise nestled in the wooded splendor of Topanga Canyon, California, surrounded by sweeping vistas of the Malibu Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. In this enchanted community dwelt people whose mind, body and sexuality came together in perfect and unrestrained unity. The dress code was one’s own living garment, the only suit that could feel as well as be felt. The mindset was acceptance of all things sensual. Like all things that harmonize with nature, it worked remarkably well.
Over the course of four years, no less than six thousand members, came to play, party, and break the bondage of their sexual repression with the gentle encouragement of other members. Those who shared the Sandstone Experience know that its impact has not lessened over time.
It warms my heart to pay tribute to Nicole Daedone. Nicole has had extraordinary success in continuing the Sexual Revolution. She is the author of Slow Sex, and is in demand as a speaker on unlocking sexuality through Orgasmic Meditation. What a blessing to humanity she is, as she effortlessly and tirelessly cultivates a better understanding of the need for—and benefits of—open sexuality.
She continues to provide a major breakthrough for the huge number of women who have been sexually repressed for centuries and did not realize it. She also pinpointed a hunger in women that could only be satisfied through orgasm.
Still in today’s culture talk of sexuality or even the thought of it, is frowned up on. It has been a problem for centuries and continues to be one. However, with people like Nicole and her monumental contributions towards awareness, it offers them choices in how to live a healthier lifestyle. If more people like her continue the sexual revolution then the culture benefits. Going against what society says is okay, Nicole takes on the intimidating task of speaking courageously and openly about sexuality. It is not an easy thing to do but her desire to inform people allows her to be courageous enough to openly and honestly speak the truth and truth shall always set us free. If we had more people like Nicole who stepped up to the plate, imagine how different the world would look.
Our sexuality is an integrating force of such scope and magnitude that has somehow been overlooked by the culture. How did this happen?