Pleasure is our birthright, but our society often minimizes the importance and validity of pleasure and sexuality. My friend Levi Gershowitz, of Living in the Light, made this for me for my birthday this year. He told the story of how he made it, which involved a lot of hammering. While he hammered, he focused on my pleasure.
What an amazing gift from a sweet friend. I love the asymmetry as an expression of our humanness and our pleasure. Pleasure is a pathway to healing. Our sexuality is so intrinsic to our humanity, and without it, we cease to exist.
I love something in the juxtaposition of hammering to the focus on pleasure. It’s like that sometimes, right? We must chisel away at the hard edge to uncover the beauty inside. We must peel away the hard protective exterior, to find the magic within.
And then, what is the value of a woman’s pleasure when the rainforests are burning and there are children in concentration camps in our country? I ask myself this? What am I doing? Why focus on pleasure and sexuality and healing these places in us?
And I look at this beautiful, carved, pounded, copper uterus, and I have deep reverence for all that this remarkable organ does. The clitoris serves no other function but to offer us pleasure. These bodies are designed for pleasure. With the great responsibility of bearing life, these bodies are designed for pleasure.
I pray that each time our sensual bodies experience “unadulterated pleasure” it sends ripples of softness and healing that reach far beyond us.