From 6 to 9 and Beyond: Widening the Lens of Feminine Eroticism

This book serves my mission: to shift the way we view eroticism and sexuality, from sex as commerce to sex as an expression of our deepest truth.
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Candice Holdorf
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San Francisco, California
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Wow. Thank you EVERYONE who donated financially, shared the project via social media, helped with the live fundraisers, contributed with the marketing and/or sent happy juju my way.

While we didn't quite make our goal, it's a GREAT START and I can certainly work with this for now. If you still would like to contribute, please Paypal me at candice (at) theorgasmiclife (dot) com. And please mark it as a "gift" to avoid fees.

I am also planning more live events in San Francisco, so keep a look out for those. You can stay up-to-date by signing up on my mailing list at www.theorgasmiclife.com

Again, thank you for an incredible 5 weeks. I can't wait to share the book with you.

Blessings,

Candice

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“…reading the emotional storm through my silent expressions, he softly laughed and said, "This is how I always want to remember you. Hungry. Open. Vulnerable. Consumed by desire. I want every moment of your life to be this electric. This…alive.'”--Candice Holdorf

My story

My name is Candice Holdorf. I am a writer and teacher of sexuality and orgasm. I spent many years of my life in desperate fear of my sexuality. I used anorexia as a way to numb my hunger. I hid behind my ex-husband so I wouldn't have to confront my desire. 

Until the day came when I could not go on living as the walking dead. I made a "fear list" and did everything on that list because I wanted to know what was beyond my terror limit.

What I discovered was a woman learning to live in agreement with her own eroticism--which is not always easy given that we live in a society where female sexuality is reduced to an object to be won, bought, bartered or stolen. 

Thanks to my own practice of connecting to orgasm, as well as teaching others to connect to their own, I now have access to a deeper truth: that as a woman, it is my birthright to know my pleasure, speak my desire and celebrate my sexuality.

This book is more than just a project. It’s my prayer for the planet.

What is "From 6 to 9"?

"From 6 to 9 and Beyond: Widening the Lens of Feminine Eroticism" uses 6 fictional short stories, 9 poems and artisitc photography by Seqouia Emmanuelle to capture the erotic awakening of 6 feminine archetypes: The Virgin, The Whore, The Warrior, The Queen, The Nun, The Grand-Mother.

My mission to shift the way we view sexuality, from sex as commerce to sex as expression of deepest truth.

My book moves beyond the male-gaze pornographic and Harlequin romance novel perspectives of female sexuality and reintroduces the erotic back into sex.

The me, the erotic is a way of living that is infused with joy, wonder and reverence for this life. Every moment is an opportunity to tap into that dynamic, pulsing life force we call orgasm.

Here is a link to one of the stories, The Warrior: http://www.theorgasmiclife.com/2012/02/hunger-short-story.html

Here is a link to one of the poems: http://www.theorgasmiclife.com/2012/01/unexpressed-desire.html

Where will the money go?

The money for this project will go towards hiring a professional publiscist, photographer Seqouia Emmanuelle (http://sequoiaemmanuelle.com) and her team of hair, make-up and wardrobe stylists and purchasing the best self-publishing package possible. I am most interested in Balboa Press, a division of Hay House.

I will also donate 10% of book sale profits and any money I raise above $20,000 to All We Want Is Love, and orgasnization that ends sex trafficking http://www.allwewantislove.org

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute financially at this time, you can still join the movement! Share this campaign with your friends and post to social media.

I am also planning live events in the San Francisco area. Sign up on my mailing list at http://www.theorgasmiclife.com to stay up to date.

As you can see there are lots of ways to participate. If you feel as passionate as I do about healing our relationship to sexuality, we need your help! Your voice, your contributions, your willingness to be a part of this movement are the only way we can make sustainable change.

Professional Biography

As a coach, Candice is dedicated to helping people delve into the scary and taboo places in their lives so that they may discover the joy and freedom of The Orgasmic Life. Her style of coaching is boldly honest, yet compassionate and open-minded. She is a teacher of sexuality and orgasm, with a speciality in the practice of Orgasmic Meditation. She is a regular contributor to The Good Men Project and elephantjournal.com, as well as maintains her own blog, The Orgasmic Life.

http://www.theorgasmiclife.com

http://www.candiceholdorfcoaching.com 

Photo credit: Sequoia Emmanuelle

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    Initial session and personalized sexuality coaching with husband and wife, Ben and Jen Rode of Explosive Sexual Healing, whose work helps women find their man, money and purpose (only women may collect this perk). http://explosivesexualhealing.com Also includes a copy of the book and a personalized mention in the thank you section of the book.

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    2-hour, initial Orgasmic Meditation session for you and a partner of your choice with the author, Candice Holdorf. Can be redeemed in person or over Skype. http://www.candiceholdorfcoaching.com/orgasmic-meditation-om.html Also includes a copy of the book and a personalized mention in the thank you section of the book.

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    2 months of individual sexuality and life coaching with the author, Candice Holdorf. Can be redeemed over the phone, in-person or on Skype. http://www.candiceholdorfcoaching.com/sex--life-coaching.html Also includes a copy of the book and a personalized mention in the thank you section of the book.

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