Orgasm Inc: The History of OneTaste is the newest documentary on Netflix that you won’t want to miss.
The document explores the turbulent past of the s*xual health company OneTaste, founded by Nicole Daedone, and its purported so-called “orgasm cult”.
Contains never-before-released videos and interviews with former OneTaste employees and members, journalist Ellen Huet and ex-husband of Daedone. Orgasm Inc follows the 15-year history of OneTaste under Daedone’s leadership and delves into allegations of s*x trafficking, prostitution and labor violations OneTaste has struggled with.
Newsweek has everything you need to know about OneTaste founder Nicole Daedone and where she is now.
What happened to Nicole Daedone?
In 2005, Nicole Daedone and Robert Kandell founded the s*xual health company, OneTaste, which promised its members “spiritual enlightenment and fellowship” through 15-minute female orgasms.
As we heard on Netflix Orgasm Inc, OneTaste promoted “Orgasm Meditation (OM)”, a proprietary procedure in which a man typically strokes a woman’s clitoris with a gloved fingertip for 15 minutes.
According to the OneTaste website, by 2018, over 35,000 had attended OneTaste events in person, and over 16,000 had attended classes and workshops.
An additional 1,300 people completed the coaching program, and tens of thousands have mastered the art of “orgasmic meditation.” As we heard in Orgasm Inc, OneTaste’s customer base was primarily in the San Francisco technology area.
However, in June 2018, the darker side of OneTaste was revealed as the company faced allegations of prostitution and s*x trafficking by former members. OneTaste members also reported that they experienced verbal and emotional abuse under Daedone’s leadership.
As seen on Netflix Orgasm Inc, OneTaste has always denied any allegations of abuse. The company also informed Netflix that it “invested in diversity, equality and inclusion for over a decade before it was a corporate tenure, and regularly hosted lesbian and queer events.”
Newsweek contacted OneTaste for comment.
An Ellen Huet article for Bloomberg in June 2018 alleged allegations from former employees that OneTaste was a “prostitution ring” in which staff are allegedly asked to have s*x or perform “orgasm meditation” with themselves and OneTaste customers.
Bloomberg also argued that workers were forced to attend courses and retreats that they could not afford, and that some found themselves in “five-figure” debt.
In 2015, OneTaste agreed to a six-digit out-of-court settlement with a former employee who said she had experienced s*xual assault and harassment as well as other labor law violations while on the job, Bloomberg said.
In 2018, a former employee filed a lawsuit against the company for s*xual abuse and fraud. However, the lawsuit was dismissed by a judge in 2019.
FBI began an investigation into the company into allegations of “s*x trafficking, prostitution and breach of labor law,” but an investigation is ongoing and to date no charges have been brought.
Where is Nicole Daedone now?
In 2017, Nicole Daedone sold her stake in OneTaste and remained in the spotlight until 2022.
However, in April 2022, she brought a defamation lawsuit against the BBC over a series of podcasts published in 2020 on OneTaste. It is also the subject of an ongoing FBI investigation.
Today it seems that Daedone is now backed by its old company.
It is still listed as OneTaste CEO if her LinkedIn The site is something to go through and there have been no news of her departure from OneTaste.
According to the OneTaste website, on November 1, 2022, Daedone participated in a conversation and demonstration in New York. The website is called “OM creator” and OneTaste has been restarted under new owners.
Also on November 1, OneTaste announced the availability of its Intro to OM Workshops in Los Angeles and New York, as well as its first-ever app.
An application called “The OM App” provides “free OM instructions” by OneTaste’s sister company, the Institute of OM, a non-profit research center that was founded in 2018.
The OM Institute reportedly engaged “world-leading” scientists to investigate the effects of orgasmic meditation.
Plus at the end of Netflix Orgasm Inc, it has been revealed that sources close to the document say Daedone is looking for a ghostwriter to collaborate on a book on “culture cancellation”.
OneTaste denied all the allegations against them, also writing on its website: “In 2018, at the height of our success, we were dismissed by lewd media misrepresentations promoted by Bloomberg Businessweek, Playboy, VICE, and the BBC. to be repeated in an upcoming production on Netflix. “
Orgasm Inc: The History of OneTaste is now streaming on Netflix.
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