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Men in the Age of Eros: A Conversation with Nicole Daedone and Eli Block

In the Age of Eros, the mantra is clear: Women hold the power.

Men possess remarkable capacities and abilities, historically channeled into roles of protection, production, and provision. The status quo defined by these traditional roles has reached its peak, and an archetype of woman is emerging against the backdrop of this new paradigm of consciousness and creativity—The Age of Eros. Instead of being solely driven by and confined by her biological imperatives, women are reclaiming their true power source—Eros. Women are awakening to desire, resilience, and their capacity for liberation. The evolution of women has, again, ignited the evolution of men, placing us both at a pivotal juncture. In a world where art and connection trumps production, the scene is set for the golden age of intimacy, relationships, and sexuality to begin. As Eros calls us both to our next equal, complementary incarnations, what opportunities, challenges, and unexpected shifts await men in this emerging paradigm of interdependence?

Join us on the Eros Platform for a conversation with Nicole Daedone, the visionary co-founder of OneTaste and the creator of Orgasmic Meditation, along with Eli Block, lead Orgasmic Meditation instructor and the director of the Red Thread Men’s Collective.

About the Instructors

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Eli Block
Eli Block is a teacher and trainer of the Eros Philosophy and OM content on both The Eros Platform and at The Eros Monastery. Born to a psychologist and a Zen Buddhist, he has been meditating since childhood. Eli is a lead instructor of the men’s program and he’s passionate about realigning our understanding of gender, sexuality, and orgasm with nature.
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Nicole Daedone
I specialize in following it where not many dare to tread. I want to know life biblically, the way a man knows a woman (or other configurations of such). I want to know the water by getting wet. Theory, commandments, concepts leave me empty, and not the good kind of emptiness. My driving question is, “Is that true?” Is it wholly true? Where and how is it true? For whom is it true and why? Can it withstand the test of time? Is it true for me as a woman? The last one has taken me off many a beaten path. Givens are often no longer givens when I ask this question. The world turns upside down. My two guiding principles are first, the idea that “I’ve come only for this.” Whatever is presented before me is mine to puzzle, to play, to explore and, finally, to love. Love leads me to my second guiding principle, how I explore, which is to ask, “Can I love this? Can I love even this?” Who is the “I” who is loving in this moment? What does love look like here? Does it require a peaceful approach, approval, power, some good, old-fashioned wrath? And then, what is “this?” I must leave who I believe myself to be to answer this question—to know and love what this is on its terms and not on mine. As a free woman I want all things to be free, liberated from any ideas I would impose on them. My work remains what it once and always was: to turn poison into medicine and make it available to those who want it.