Netflix’s OneTaste Documentary: Another Cult Leader Who Justifies Child Abuse?

Veronica Monet
10 min readNov 17, 2022
OneTaste founder, Nicole Daedone, from Netflix’s Orgasm Inc.

Yes, this article needs a trigger warning because there’s no way to talk about this documentary without talking about the sexual assault of both adults and children. You were warned.

Netflix’s documentary about the infamous sex cult, OneTaste, premiered the first week of November despite a lawsuit filed by fourteen former members. The plaintiffs dropped their lawsuit when Netflix agreed to blur their faces. After viewing the film, I can see why they didn’t want to be associated with the painful truths revealed in Orgasm Inc.: The Story of OneTaste.

Although I was never a member of OneTaste, even I found myself scanning the footage in the documentary to confirm that none of the lectures or workshops that I presented there are mentioned.

Last year, I formally disassociated myself from OneTaste. Not that anyone really associates me with the cult, at least, not now. But I was concerned that some of the people who attended the lectures and workshops I gave there, fifteen years ago, might have assumed that I endorse the teachings of OneTaste.

And why wouldn’t they?

I sometimes refer to something I call “self-pleasuring meditation” which might sound similar to OneTaste’s signature offering: “orgasmic meditation.”…



Veronica Monet

Author, Creative Consultant for award winning documentary, IFS Informed Coach, Certified Sexologist. I write about s-e-x, shame, relationships, trauma, healing.