The Platform chat community is a group of people with a shared interest in the principles and practices of Eros as they relate to our lives and relationships. The central practice of Eros is Orgasmic Meditation (OM). You can find out more about OM at the Institute of OM website. You do not need to be an OM practitioner to participate in this community, but because the philosophy of Eros is rooted in the practice of OM it is instructive. You can find out more about the Principles of Eros on our About page. These principles underpin this platform, from the classes, to content and to all posts, comments and discussion groups (the “chatboard” or “chatboards”), so take some time to familiarize yourself with them. OM is a co-created experience. Similarly, the movement or community around OM has always been co-created. This chatboard is intended to facilitate co-creation. And to provide a framework for contribution and creation. Similar chatboards and shared spaces for communication have been essential to the growth of the practice since its inception, and taking advantage of the internet, and many have learned so much from the experience of their peers. OM itself is a feedback loop, and this chatboard is a digital extension of the feedback loop that occurs in OM. The principles below are there to ensure that there is opt in to shared principles. If you find you are not on board with these, there are other spaces for discussion. We can’t wait to create with you.
What you should know of our operating principles before you decide to join (and when you decide to continue):
The chatboard will be conducted in accordance with the following principles. If you are not acting in accordance with these principles, you may be removed from the chatboard (see the ‘Implementation’ section below).
You are responsible for your experience, your problems, your upset, your solutions. No one else is.
We are here to support each other in our shared endeavor. There is no “them”.
Speak in specifics regarding your personal experiences. Do not share other people’s complaints, do not use epithets of any kind.
Real names and real contributors only.
If you are not following these Platform rules, a chatboard moderator may:
You retain ownership of the intellectual property rights in any such content that you create and share on the chatboard. Nothing in these Rules takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share what you write with anyone else, wherever you want.
To provide this chatboard we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a "License") to use this content. This is just so we can provide the chatboard.
Specifically, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, and create derivative works of your content. This means, for example, that if you write something, you give us permission to store, copy and share it with others on the chatboard.