‘ORGASM CULT’ ROCKED BY SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS

A provocative wellness company is championing a new “orgasmic meditation” for women, but former employees have said that the curriculum, which featured group masturbation sessions, subsequently made them feel uneasy, as reported on a new podcast.

Homegrown Californian Nicole Daedone founded OneTaste in 2001, which provided participatory orgasm “training” for women who were looking to broaden their sexual horizons or alleviate sexual trauma, according to the group’s website.

However ex-employees claim the company was essentially a “sex cult,” complete with a prophetic leader, BBC reporter Nastaran Tavakoli-Far alleged in the inaugural episode of The Orgasm Cult.

The series-based podcast pledges to showcase real first person chronicles from former staff members, as well as vivid descriptions of the “meditation” classes.

“It involves a woman undressing from the waist down, lying on a nest of pillows, and having her clitoris stroked, usually by a man, very precisely on the upper left-hand quadrant, the so-called ‘one o’clock spot,’” Tavakoli-Far described to listeners, illustrating what attendees called “OM-ing,” their wording for “orgasmic meditation.”

“A timer goes off after 15 minutes,” she explained.

The first episode consists of audio with OneTaste’s former Chief Technology Officer Chris Hubbard participating in the orgasmic meditation along with his wife Beth, who is heard moaning in the throes of climax during the episode.

Group sessions would supposedly have dozens of women OM-ing at the same time.

Several students say that they signed up to work in a sales capacity, helping boost workshops, retreats, and coaching programs that can fetch a price up to $60,000.

Clients were shelling $499 for a weekend course, $4,000 for a retreat, $12,000 for the coaching program, and $60,000 for an all-inclusive option in 2018, according to Tavakoli-Far.

OneTaste has drawn some unwanted attention since 2018, after Bloomberg News published a report on the multinational company.

Ex-employees revealed to Bloomberg that they were encouraged to have sexual activity with potential customers in order to get them to sign up for the more expensive programs. They say OneTaste’s sales practices were predatory and put people in considerable debt.

Workers were paid mostly on a commissioned salary, getting paid barely enough to get by in expensive locations such as San Francisco, New York, and London, ex-staffers reported to Bloomberg.

Some employees felt pressure to flirt or even have intercourse with clientele on the hook for a sale, according to Bloomberg, claiming “employees were expected to make OneTaste their entire lives.”

The FBI started an investigation soon after the 2018 piece, according to Bloomberg’s reports.

It is unknown if that reported inquiry was finalized or is ongoing, but the FBI is taking a look into the group currently, Tavakoli-Far stated on her podcast.

“The FBI is now making inquiries about OneTaste’s activities over allegations including sex trafficking, prostitution, and violations of labor law,” Tavakoli-Far insists.

After what Tavakoli-Far said were “allegations of predatory sales tactics and cult-like activities,” OneTaste canceled their classes, the podcast reported.

The group appears to have paused their scheduled classes.

Their website, OneTaste.us, has been taken down and has an 800 number at OneTaste’s sales website, which no longer provides the scandalous lessons.

The group’s YouTube channel hasn’t been active with a new video in two years.

Daedone and her company did not return an emailed request for comment, according to the New York Post.

“Any allegations of abusive practices are completely false,” a company spokesperson informed the Daily Mail

“OneTaste was an organization that helped individuals to increase health, happiness, and connection through methods combining mindfulness and sexuality,” the spokesperson said.

“More than 300,000 people practice Orgasmic Meditation worldwide. Many have experienced profound healing and transformation.”

The company also dismissed the claims in the 2018 Bloomberg report.

“We never asked anyone as part of a sale to have sex with customers — it’s a false and outrageous allegation that insults both us and our customers,” the company commented in 2018.

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