By Edward W. Eichel
When I was a young man I was distraught, plagued by a great sex problem. My time in psychoanalysis didn’t help. It alienated me from my parents—whom I believed had wounded me deeply. But in later years I learned that I was not alone in my psychosis. In her book The Technology of Orgasm Rachel P. Maines declared the greatest problem of humanity was the failure of intercourse to satisfy women. In fact, the problem was timeless and universal; it had plagued masters of the healing arts from Hippocrates to Freud. It had been termed “hysteria.”
I was to become a sexologist. In my published landmark study, consistent with other studies past and present, I found that three quarters of women do not climax from sexual intercourse. In my first marriage everything changed—my wife and I attained simultaneous orgasm every time. I had no idea what we were doing that was different from the norm, and my own past experience. It became my mission in life to define factors of the sex act that revealed a natural anatomic design, resulting in the Biblical “one flesh”.
In my quest to save the world, I applied my skills as an artist to defining the anatomy of the sex act in its perfection. First, with a remote control I videotaped the type of sex that I had termed the coital alignment technique (CAT). Utilizing a type of art that has been termed cubism, I was able to get a heightened three-dimensional imagery of the anatomy of CAT. I was able to define the sex act in a way that provided an exacting instruction.
Pioneers of sexology had termed the successful technique “the riding high position.” That description did not provide an instruction. My contribution was to define the pattern of coordinated movement that makes the position work: the woman leads the upward stroke, the man provides a slight counter-pressure. In the downward movement the roles are reversed. CAT signaled the end of “slam, bam, thank you mam.”
The CAT research broke into the media and spread internationally. In 1991 Cosmopolitan Magazine published a feature article titled “The New Intercourse.” In 1992 The New York Times recruited Erica Jong, author of Fear of Flying to review my book The Perfect Fit. In 2006 Milan Zaviacic, MD, PHD, (Slovakia) affirmed that my research was consistent with his findings that face-to-face intercourse is an evolutionary step.
In 2008 I received an email from Haejoon Kim, Surgeon General of the Korean Navy. He had been trained in Diving and Salvage by the U.S. Navy. He had to have his hip joints replaced because of underwater high pressure and suffered from sexual dysfunction for about two years. “I could no longer do the in and out type of intercourse,” Dr. Kim wrote. “It was a great boon to me that I got to know your C.A.T. … I am currently working on a book project which will introduce my own experience and…. have no doubt that Korean readers would greatly benefit from your work”. His book New Mind, New Sex was published later in 2008.
In the late ‘70s Dr. Alexander Ruperti, a Swiss osteopath, astrologer, physical therapist, practitioner of the healing arts, and author of Cycles of Becoming said to me, “Most people are directed upward – you are bringing something down.”
Edward W. Eichel earned a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, an MA in the Human Sexuality Program at New York University, and an LHD (Honoris Causa) from the Medical University of the Americas. Find more information at email@example.com and www.marriagescience.com.