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The ‘fingering’ cult: A reader’s experience of OneTaste – is not very tasteful at all

A reader shared her experience of being pitched by OneTaste and while she evidently did not get sucked into the group that sells the practice of men “fingering” women as Orgasmic Meditation [OM], she has some interesting observations of a group that really might be a cult and should be investigated for crimes of forced labor and sex trafficking.  

By “End Toxic Masculinity”

There is something’s pret-ty fishy about OM/Onetaste and it should be investigated, but I think the message is getting a little lost amidst all the moralizing and salacious detail.

So I’ll share my limited experience with OM/OneTaste.

Several years back in NYC, I ran into a lady that was deep in the Orgasmic Meditation [OM] matrix. She described the intro “stroking” seminar and her pitch sounded legit: it focused on (generally heterosexual) couples with the twofold goal of the woman learning more about her orgasm and “orgasmic energy”, and the partner learning how to stimulate both.

It sounded good to me, but there was something about the glassy-eyed fervor of her pitch and her incessant emails and Facebook invites that smelled of multilevel marketing so I stayed away.

Later conversations did indicate that through OM, she found work as a sexual therapist or surrogate, which concerned me ONLY because I wondered if people were hiring her of their own volition or because OM had browbeaten them (or her) into it.

I told a friend of mine about it, and he said, “Ugh… stay away; they’re a cult!”, to which I responded, “I can see that” and stayed away.

A couple years later, someone I was dating heard about OneTaste and was intrigued. I shared my past interactions and he responded, “good to know… but $200 for a day of touching each other can’t be bad”.

I couldn’t disagree, but, as “luck” would have it, I got the flu and couldn’t make the seminar (which apparently is now conducted fully-clothed, pending legal proceedings, we surmised). So while I can’t tell you what goes on, I can tell you that my email inbox and phone were met with a barrage of OM communications about when can I make up the class; maybe I’d like another class, etc. I had to vigorously demand they stop calling.

I’m sharing this to offer a third perspective of sorts.

A. At best, OneTaste is the most annoying pyramid scheme I’ve encountered.

B. It seems questionably ethical, as it definitely plays/preys on women’s insecurities about their bodies and sexuality. So on its face, it IS similar to NXIVM except, instead of being a more powerful woman emotionally, it promises to make you a more powerful woman sexually.

C. There is nothing wrong with exploring your sexuality in whatever setting you feel comfortable with. Similarly, there is nothing wrong with working as, or hiring a trained and ethical sexual therapist or surrogate (or partner even).

D. There IS something wrong with being COERCED into purchasing these services and very wrong with coercing your salespeople (or “followers”) into providing these services, especially if the responsibilities of these “tracks” (or stripe paths) are not explicitly laid out when someone joins . Sex work is sex work and enlightenment is enlightenment…. and pyramid schemes are pyramid schemes. Mixing these together is a quick and delicious recipe for exploitation and that’s the alleged crime here for both OM and NXIVM.


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  • Scary. One may pay a few hundred bucks to finger a very large stinky woman. The mental image I am creating, as you now realize is very disgusting.

    • Same as the FTC’s: https://bit.ly/2NQA6zR
      Granted OM purports to provide an actual service… but Young Living also actually sells you bottles of nice-smelling stuff too. So I’m primarily concerned with:

      “EMPHASIS ON RECRUITING: If a program primarily focuses on recruiting others to join the program for a fee, it is likely a pyramid scheme. Be skeptical if you will receive more compensation for recruiting others than for product sale”

  • The OneTaste and NXIVM scams involve a relatively small number of relatively wealthy people. Other MLM scams, such as Amway, have scammed 10s to 100s of millions of people for 10s to 100s of billions of dollars, and most of them aren’t wealthy, so the financial damage is much greater. I recognize celebrities and sex sells, but why focus on only small problems when huge problems could also be addressed?

  • Does OT provide finger-smiths for bail conditional ‘intimate associations’? Is the Karin Reid Offield, who rode shotgun with Clare in this equine event related to the Offield’s who own OT?

    “And sixth place also ended with a tie between the team of Karin Reid Offield and Clare Bronfman..”

    http://www.floridahorse.com/2005wef/wef-winsome.html

    enquiring minds etc..

    • What about my (cis-het) boyfriend who went anyway? Oh I know… “beta.”

      PS. Considering the # of times I’ve found this name under my (few) comments, you are either admirably consistent or remarkably unoriginal. I created this username to comment on all the “don’t drop the soap” jokes when KR got arrested, which I found incredibly inappropriate. I’ll let you Google “irony” yourself though.

      • Sorry you are another whiny bitch. Talk about unoriginal.Sorry you have life issues and sorry Frank wasted space on you bullshit.

      • And by the way, no one gives a flying fuck about what you find Tooootally inappropriate. Watch those dirty fingernails toots.

  • Meanwhile we are dealing with real cults. Feds are really busy.
    That’s where our tax money goes – to a bunch of criminals scamming the country.

    Huber Unsealed Indictments Involving the Morman Polygamous Kingstons, Turkey and a Half of Billion Dollar

    On August 24, 2018 John W. Hubert unsealed indictments for Morman polygamous cult leaders Jacob and Isaiah Kingston. As well as, Californian/Turkish businessman Lev Aslan Dermen.

    Jacob Kingston, Isaiah Kingston of Washakie Renewable Energy (WRE) and Lev Aslan Dermen (aka Levon Termendzhyan), of California-based fuel company NOIL Energy Group, allegedly schemed to file false claims for renewable fuel tax credits, which caused the IRS to issue over $511 million to WRE. Jacob Kingston is separately charged with filing nine false claims for refund on behalf of WRE in 2013.

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    “The two Salt Lake City biodiesel executives linked to a polygamous group will stay in jail after prosecutors argued they could flee to Turkey if released ahead of trial in an alleged $511 million tax credit scheme.

    The men have access private jets, millions of dollars stashed abroad and an unidentified federal law-enforcement contact who apparently tipped them off ahead of a raid, special assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Goemaat said at a hearing on Aug. 29.” via link

    Since the indictments there has been more questions about the Turkish ties. via link

    “The indictment details the Kingston brothers’ ties to Turkey and how they wired funds to banks there as part of the fraud scheme. Several witnesses testified to US federal investigators that they were told by the Kingstons that they would flee to Turkey if they faced prosecution in the US.

    In fact, federal prosecutors stated that Jacob Kingston was arrested on Aug. 23, 2018 en route to Salt Lake City International Airport headed to Turkey via a connecting flight in Amsterdam after he was tipped off about the indictment. The Kingstons had already bought a luxury mansion in a seaside town in Turkey according to a wire transfer from a WRE account to Termendzhyan’s account at Turkey’s Garanti Bank on March 5, 2014. More wire transfers to Turkey were listed in the indictment.

    Jacob Kingston, who frequently travelled to Turkey to meet with top Turkish officials including Erdoğan, was often greeted like a VIP at the Turkish airport, was provided a police escort and did not even use his passport to enter to Turkey according to witness testimony in the US indictment.”

    Edit- Added latest “Utah AG wants to seize pawn shop assets tied to Kingston polygamous group” via link

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  • Thanks for the SO Frank! I’m always happy to contribute to constructive discourse. Since it was just a comment I did not focus on what the “mission” or type of content that was promised through OM, but–again like NXIVM, or Scientology or other like-minded organizations–it did seem totally interesting and legit at first. “Fingering” doesn’t quite capture it… I think the word everyone’s looking for is “foreplay” or perhaps “mutual masturbation.” Again, very common and healthy activities between consenting adults and of which I totally believe there cannot be enough education. The key word is CONSENT and my “uh-oh” antennae go up whenever I hear a faint ring of a cash register kachinging around my pelvis (or brain) which is what I sensed.

    If the lady whom I met initially had said, “I’m really into this OM thing, it’s super fun and positive and totally improved my understanding of my body and communication with my partners!! OneTaste–LOL! I KNOW, but she’s from San Francisco–wrote a book/has a website telling you all about it!” I would have been ordering vinyl gloves from Amazon in a second.

    Instead it went… “but I can’t go into it, but you should totally take a class! They sell out super fast! YOU’LL LOVE IT! There’s one this Thursday, and I have a salon every month. Sign up for my newsletter! And my FB group!” I definitely felt pressured, which is the opposite of what I see as promoting healthy sexuality.

    • You’re so naive.

      Try going to any SugarBaby/SugarDaddy web site.

      College gals at every university (including the Ivy Leagues) fuck for money, tuition and gifts (sometimes they just blow and give head, but most of them fuck too).

      It’s all legal too, as they come to an ‘arrangement’ (just like a gal who only fucks dates who spend lots of money on her first).

      As long as she can keep the gift even if she doesn’t fuck, then it’s legal. The guy gives the gift first, the gal then usually fucks, then she gets more gifts, and so on…

      If you want to know more about this topic, I’d advise asking Flowers since she’s an EXPERT. Back in her college days she fucked guy after guy and wound up getting gaslighted, eventually becoming a man hater.

      • Bernie 🐁
        You have an unusual name.
        Do you identify with bitches or with rodents? Both, I guess.

        What’s the matter, ratboy? Ya starting to get worried or something? If you were getting worried now, that would actually be the first smart thing you’ve done.

        Your pathetic lies don’t bother me, they just make you sound like a little toddler, sitting in his pissy Pampers, and having a big old temper tantrum – raging at the world because things are not going his way.

        And with every tantrum, ratboy, you make another mistake and give me a little more evidence each time.

  • Lol!
    Nice to see that you mice are finally ready to admit you’re pathetic little rodents.
    Guess my traps are working.
    I’ll keep baiting them daily, since you mice are too stupid to recognize a trap….. you just head right for the cheese.
    Typical.

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