A controversial wellness company promoted “orgasmic meditation” for women — but ex-staffers say the program, which featured group pleasuring sessions, ultimately made them feel awful, according to a new podcast.
OneTaste — founded by California native Nicole Daedone in 2001 — offered hands-on orgasm “training” for women who were seeking to develop their sexuality or heal from sexual trauma, according to its website.
But ex-staffers say the company was basically a “sex cult,” complete with a messianic leader, BBC journalist Nastaran Tavakoli-Far says in the first episode of The Orgasm Cult.
The series promises first-person accounts from former staffers — plus graphic descriptions of the “meditation” classes themselves.
“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 tells listeners, describing what participants called “OM-ing,” their catch phrase for “orgasmic meditation.”