CODE OF CONDUCT

 

In a world of separation, OneTaste practices connection. We believe on the path of Orgasm we answer the call to awaken to our lives by fully living them. We are compelled to find unity in separation, fulfillment amidst the profane, and facility in chaos.

 

This Code of Conduct has been written so that in every role we step into in the OneTaste community we are able to support this vision with skill and care.

 

OneTaste Leaders are:  

• Teachers,

• Staff,

• Coaches,

• Coach Trainees,

• Back-Of-House, and

• Salespeople.

 

In this Code of Conduct, “OneTaste” refers to OneTaste Inc. and certain affiliated entities that have agreed to abide by and apply this code of conduct in respect of their businesses, namely OneTaste Bay Area, OneTaste LA, OneTaste New York, OneTaste Austin and TurnON Britain.

 

Index

 

  • Ethics Committee
  • How to Use this Code
  • Code by Role

1.Teacher and Staff

2.Coach

3.Coach Trainees,

4.Salespeople; and

5.Back Of House.

  • Appendix A: How Students Find Their Own OM Partner
  • Appendix B: How to Find an OM Partner

 

Ethics Committee

OneTaste maintains two committees to provide guidance when challenges arise: the Ethics Committee and the OM Reconciliation Council.

 

The purpose of the Ethics Committee is to uphold the Code of Conduct for OneTaste Leaders. The Ethics Committee reviews potential breaches of the Code of Conduct and makes final decisions on any repercussions that may result. The liaison to the Ethics Committee is Rachel Caine, OneTaste's Compliance Officer, who may be contacted at:[email protected].

 

In order to provide timely answers to everyday Code of Conduct queries, each affiliate city is required to designate one staff member to the position of Code of Conduct Officer. The local Code of Conduct Officer will receive regular training from the Ethics Committee. They may answer questions based on this document and that training, but may not grant exceptions.

 

The OM Reconciliation Council exists to facilitate conversations between OneTaste Leaders, Students, and community members when interpersonal dynamics require resolution. The Reconciliation Council, led by Ulysses Slaughter, may be contacted at:[email protected].

 

How to use this Code:

At OneTaste you are likely to have a variety of different kinds of relationships with various members of the community. For example, you might simultaneously be on Staff, Back of House in a course, and a OneTaste Certified Coach to a few students in the Class.  This Code has been designed so you can apply it on a role by role basis.

 

The Code applies between you and another person only for as long as you are in that role in relation to that person.

 

Be sure to read the code for each of the roles you have. There may be slight or substantial differences across the codes depending on your role.

 

If more than one role is relevant to the same Student, the highest standard will apply.

 

As OneTaste Leaders we know the importance of community in helping us become the highest version of ourselves.  Support other OneTaste Leaders in holding these standards by being open to offering and receiving adjustments that are given with care.  If you do not tell a OneTaste Leader what you saw, or you do and your fellow Leader does not adjust their behavior, it is your responsibility to report the situation to the Ethics Committee. We all hold this container together.

 

 

Classes & Programs

 

As our philosophy and teachings expands and develops, so too does our curriculum, so the list of Classes and Programs below will be updated periodically.

 

Classes

 

Intro to OM

OM Life

Men's Course

Women's Course

Healing

Desire

Ignition

Union

Coaching Program Immersions

Coaching Program Labs

The Intensive

Members' Retreats

 

Programs

 

Coaching Program

Advanced Coaching Program

Leadership and Service Program

Membership

 

 

 

TEACHERS & STAFF

 

 

Definitions

 

Class

means any course developed by OneTaste.

 

Event Venue

means a space where coaching sessions, events or Classes or Programs take place.

 

Intimate Relationship

 

means any romantic partnership and any sexual activity from kissing to intercourse.

 

Partner

means a person with whom you have an established Intimate Relationship.

Potential Student

means any person who has not yet taken a Class or Program, from the date of their first TurnOn, Class, Program or OM Free Event.

Programs

means a course made up of a series of Classes.

 

Staff

means a person who is directly employed a company that runs Classes or derives their main income from working for or with a company that runs Classes. If you are unsure of whether your work meets this criteria emailthe Ethics Committee for clarification.

 

Student

means a person who is currently enrolled in a Class or Program taught by OneTaste or companies licensed by OneTaste.

 

Teacher

means anyone who leads Classes or Programs (in part or in full) in keeping with their current level of accreditation from the Director of Curriculum of OneTaste Inc.

 

TEACHER & STAFF CODE

1) OMing

We hold the vision for Students' desires and wake up. In the container, Students need to feel that your attention and teachings are motivated by your commitment to them and not for your personal benefit.  This supports Students in fully diving into the experience that you are facilitating.

 

As such, you must observe the following time frames before OMing with Students who are enrolled in Classes or Programs:

  • You may OM with Students between the Student's enrollment and the day before the Class starts.
  • You may OM with Students on Class days if you are a Student in the Class.
  • You may OM with your Partner on Class days outside Class times if they are a Student in the Class.
  • You may OM with Students from the third day after the final day of the Class.
  • You may OM with Students in Programs from the third day after the last day of each Class that makes up the Program.
  • You may not OM with people unless they have already had their first OM.

 

2) Guidelines for Sexual and Romantic Relationships outside of Classes with Students

Students and Community Members should be able to fully immerse in the experience that Teachers and Staff are facilitating, without needing to give thought to the possibility of personal relationships with Teachers and Staff. For this, and to avoid Students and Community Members conflating their opening and growth with the sexual or romantic attention of Teachers and Staff, you must observe the following time frames regarding Intimate Relationships with Community Members.

 

  • You may not begin an Intimate Relationship with Potential Students.
  • You may not begin an Intimate Relationship with Students. Healthy relationships have developed in the past and are, of course, possible. If you think the circumstances warrant an exception you may email the Ethics Committee and outline the situation.
  • You may begin an Intimate Relationship with former Students, 31 days after the end of their Classes and Programs, provided they are not enrolled in another Class or Program.
  • You may continue Intimate Relationships with pre-existing Partners.
  • You may not begin Intimate Relationships with Students during a Class, whether or not you are also a Student in the Class
  • You may be intimate with your Partner outside Class times and Event Venues on any given day if they are a Student in the Class.

 

3) Practicing OM is Free

You may not OM in exchange for money or any other kind of payment. Violation of this rule may have legal implications.

4) Maintain the Container of OM

In order to ensure consistency of practitioners' experience and expectations you must strictly adhere to the Container and Form of OM at OM circles. The Container Document outlines the Form and Container of OM and can be found at http://onetaste.us/omfree/form-container-om/.

5) Teach New OMers How to Find Their Own OM Partners

Many new Students learn how to OM without a Partner, which means that finding their first OM partner can be challenging. It is your responsibility to teach Students how to find OM partners, so that finding OM partners is as straightforward and simple as possible. Students must ALWAYS find their own OM partners.

You must follow the guidelines in the policy at Appendix A (“How Students Find Their Own OM Partner”). Appendix B (“How To Find An OM Partner”) is written for Students and may be distributed as a handout.

6) Current Certification is Required for Teaching

Teaching is a skill sets which require many hours of training and practice to master. Even our most experienced Teachers continue to hone their craft on a daily basis. To ensure the quality of Class experiences, only Teachers certified to teach by the OneTaste Curriculum Director may teach using OneTaste materials, unless a specific exception is made by the OneTaste Curriculum Director. OneTaste has different levels of certification for teaching.

7) Keep Sales and Sexual Intrigue Separate

Do not make sexual or romantic advances or OM requests in order to assist a sale. This is unnecessary and may lead to a lack of trust in Teachers and Staff.

8) Welcoming Newcomers

Out of respect for every individual's entrance into the OneTaste community, do not overwhelm newcomers with flirtatious or sexual attention.

  • You  must wait until the 15th day after a person's first appearance at a TurnOn before you may begin an Intimate Relationship with them. It is your responsibility to find out that date.

9) Do Not instruct OneTaste Leaders to Have Sex

Do not advise other OneTaste Leaders to have sex. For example, you may not recommend that another OneTaste Leader have sex in order to improve their attitude or energy.

10) Office and Event Venues are Professional Environments

Students benefit from a professional learning environment. Consequently, you may not have sex in Event Venues. If the Event Venue is part of your permanent or temporary place of residence this will only apply to the part of the Event Venue being used for Events. If this is logistically problematic, email the Ethics Committee to seek an exception.

11) OneTaste Supports a Sober Community

Orgasm is so potent that not only is it possible to power your life with it, it also requires your full attention. For this reason, we require that Teachers and Staff always perform their roles fully sober. If you are planning a special event that requires an exception, email the Ethics Committee.

COACHES & COACH TRAINEES

 

Unless otherwise specified, the codes apply between you and another person only for as long as you are Coaching them. This means that the codes do not apply to you in relation to Coaching Clients who are being coached by other Coaches.

 

Definitions

Certified Coaches

means graduates of CP who have met the requirements for certification as a OneTaste Certified Coach. The Director of the OTCA determines the requirements which may be adjusted from time to time. Certified Coaches work with their Coaching Clients on any topic they choose, including relationships, career and purpose.

 

Certified OM Trainers

means graduates of CP who have met the requirements for certification as a OneTaste Certified OM Trainer. The Director of the OTCA determines the requirements which may be adjusted from time to time. They train Coaching Clients on how to OM or how to deepen their OM practice, in person or via a service such as Skype.

 

Classes

means any course developed by OneTaste.

 

Coach Trainees

means Students of the OneTaste Coaching Program who are within the certification period during and after their Coaching Program (the length of which is determined by the Director of the OTCA from time to time). They are working towards their certification and are not yet certified.

 

Coaching Client

means a person who has arranged coaching or OM training with you, whether or not they make the purchase directly through you or another company, or do not pay money for your service at all. This person will be your Coaching Client from the time the coaching relationship is arranged until the final session of coaching or OM training has been completed.

 

Coaches

is an umbrella term referring to Certified Coaches, OM Trainers and Coach Trainees.

 

Coach Trainees

means Students of the OneTaste Coaching Program who are within the certification period during and after their Coaching Program (the length of which is determined by the Director of the OTCA from time to time). They are working towards their certification and are not yet certified.

 

CP

means a OneTaste Coaching Program.

 

 

Event Venue

means a space where coaching sessions or events take place.

 

Intimate Relationship

 

means any romantic partnership and any sexual activity from kissing to intercourse.

 

Partner

means a person with whom you have an established Intimate Relationship.

 

Programs

means a course made up of a series of Classes.

 

 

COACH & COACH TRAINEES CODE

1) OMing

As Coaches and Coach Trainees, we hold the vision for students' desires and wake up. In the container Coaching Clients need to feel that your attention and teachings are motivated by your commitment to them and not for your personal benefit.  This supports Coaching Clients in fully diving into the experience that you are facilitating.

As such, you must also observe the following time frames before OMing with former Coaching Clients:

  • You may not OM with Coaching Clients between when the Coaching Client has enrolled for your coaching or OM training and when the sessions start.
  • You may not OM train or coach your Partner.
  • You may not OM with Coaching Clients during an OM training or coaching session.
  • You may OM with former Coaching Clients from the 31st day after the end of the coaching or OM training relationship, which may or may not be the final day of coaching or OM training.

 

2) Guidelines for Sexual and Romantic Relationships outside with Former Coaching Clients

Coaching Clients should be able to fully immerse in the experience that Coaches and Coach Trainees are facilitating, without needing to give thought to the possibility of personal relationships with Teachers. For this and to avoid Coaching Clients conflating their opening and growth with the sexual or romantic attention of Coaches and Coach Trainees, you must observe the following time frames regarding Intimate Relationships with former Coaching Clients.

 

  • You may not begin an Intimate Relationship with Coaching Clients between when the Coaching Client has enrolled for your coaching or OM training and when the sessions start.
  • You may not have an Intimate Relationship with Coaching Clients during an OM training or coaching session.
  • You may nothave an Intimate Relationship with a Coaching Client once Coaching sessions have started.
  • You may have an Intimate Relationship with an ex-Coaching Client from the 91st day after the last day of the coaching or OM training.

 

3) Practicing OM is Free

 

Coaches and Coach Traineesmay not OM in exchange for money or any other kind of payment. Violation of this rule may have legal implications.

4) Maintain the Container of OM

In order to ensure consistency of practitioners' experience and expectations, Coaches andCoach Traineesmust strictly adhere to the Container and Form of OM at OM circles. The Container Document outlines the Form and Container of OM and can be found at http://onetaste.us/omfree/form-container-om/.

5) Instruct New OMers How to Find Their Own OM Partners

Many Coaching Clients learn how to OM without a Partner, which means that finding their first OM partner can be challenging. If Coaching Clients ask for your help with this, it is your responsibility to instruct them on how to find OM partners. Support them so that finding OM partners is as straightforward and simple as possible. Students must ALWAYS find their own OM partners.

Coaches must follow the guidelines in the policy at Appendix A (“How Students Find Their Own OM Partner”). Appendix B (“How To Find An OM Partner”) is written for Coaching Clients and may be distributed as a handout.

6) Certification is Required for Coaching and OM Training

Coaching and OM training are skill sets which require many hours of training and practice to master. Even our most experienced Coaches continue to hone their craft on a daily basis. To ensure the quality of Coaching, only OneTaste Coaches certified by the OneTaste Coaching Association may call themselves OneTaste Coaches.

7) Keep Sales and Sexual Intrigue Separate

When selling your Coaching or OM Training services, do not make sexual or romantic advances or OM requests with current or potential Coaching Clients in order to assist a sale. This is unnecessary and may lead to a lack of trust in Coaches andCoach Trainees.

8) Welcoming Newcomers

Out of respect for every individual's entrance into the OneTaste community, do not overwhelm newcomers with flirtatious or sexual attention. This applies whether you are a member of an established community or a visitor in a OneTaste community.

• You  must wait until the 15thday after a person's first appearance at a TurnOn before you may begin an Intimate Relationship with them. It is your responsibility to find out that date.

9) Do Not Instruct OneTaste Leaders to Have Sex

As Coaches and Coach Trainees do not advise other OneTaste Leaders to have sex. For example, Coaches or Coach Trainees may not recommend that another OneTaste Leader have sex in order to improve their attitude or energy.

10)  Office and Event Venues are Professional Environments

Coaching Clients benefit from a professional learning environment. Consequently, OneTaste Coaches and Coach Trainees may not have sex in Event Venues. If the Event Venue is part of your permanent or temporary place of residence this will only apply to the part of the Event Venue being used for Events. If this is logistically problematic, email the Ethics Committee to seek an exception.

11) OneTaste Supports a Sober Community

Orgasm is so potent that not only is it possible to power your life with it, it also requires your full attention. For this reason, we require that Coaches andCoach Traineesalways perform their roles fully sober. OneTaste events are alcohol free. If you are planning a special event that requires an exception, email the Ethics Committee.

BACK OF HOUSE

 

Unless otherwise specified, the codes apply between you and another person only for as long as you are a Back-Of-House in relation to that person. This means that the codes do not apply to you in relation to Students who are taking Classes that you are not Back-Of-House for.

 

Definitions

Back Of House

means anyone who assists in the production of a Class, including those in the Leadership and Service Program.

 

Classes

means any course developed by OneTaste. The Ôend' of a multi-day Class refers to the end of final day of the Class.

 

Community Member

means any person who has taken a Class or Program, from the date of their enrollment in their first Class or Program until a year after they stop attending TurnOns, Classes, Programs or OM Free Events.

 

Event Venue

means a space where coaching sessions, events or Classes take place.

 

Intimate Relationship

 

means any romantic partnership and any sexual activity from kissing to intercourse.

 

Programs

means a course made up of a series of Classes.

 

Partner

means a person with whom you have an established Intimate Relationship.

 

Salesperson

means a person who pitches Classes, has sales conversations, closes sales and processes sales transactions.

 

Student

means a person who takes a Class or Program which you are Back of House for.

 

 

BACK-OF-HOUSE CODE

1) OMing

As Back-Of-House, we hold the vision for Students' desires and wake up. In that container, Students need to feel that your attention and teachings are motivated by your commitment to them and not for your personal benefit.  This supports Students in fully diving into the experience that you are facilitating.

 

As such, you must also observe the following time frames before OMing with Students:

 

  • You may OM with Students between the Student's enrollment and the date the Class starts.
  • You may not OM with Students on Class days.
  • You may OM with Students the day after the final day of the Class.
  • You may OM with Students in Programs from the third day after the last day of each Class that makes up the Program.

• You may OM with your Partner outside Class times on any given day if they are a Student in the Class.

2) Guidelines for Sexual and Romantic Relationships outside of Classes with Students

Students should be able to fully immerse in the experience that Back-Of-House are facilitating, without needing to give thought to the possibility of personal relationships with Back-Of-House. For this and to avoid Students conflating their opening and growth with the sexual or romantic attention of Back-Of-House, You must observe the following time framesregarding Intimate Relationships with Students.

 

  • You may begin an Intimate Relationship with Students between when the Student has enrolled and when the Class starts.
  • You may not begin an Intimate Relationship with a Student on Class Days.
  • You may start an Intimate Relationship with a Student on the 31st day after their Class, or the most recent Class component of their Program that you were Back-Of-House for has ended.

• You may be intimate with your partner outside Class times on any given day if they are a Student in the Class.

3) Practicing OM is Free

Back-Of-House may not OM in exchange for money or any other kind of payment. Violation of this rule may have legal implications.

4) Maintain the Container of OM

In order to ensure consistency of practitioners' experience and expectationsBack-Of-Housemust strictly adhere to the Container and Form of OM at OM circles. The Container Document outlines the Form and Container of OM and can be found at http://onetaste.us/omfree/form-container-om/.

5) Instruct New OMers How to Find Their Own OM Partners

Many new Students learn how to OM without a Partner, which means that finding their first OM partner can be challenging. If Students ask for your help with this, it is your responsibility to instruct them on how to find OM partners. Support them so that finding OM partners is as straightforward and simple as possible. Students must ALWAYS find their own OM partners.

Back-Of-Housemust follow the guidelines in the policy at Appendix A (“How Students Find Their Own OM Partner”). Appendix B (“How To Find An OM Partner”) is written for Students and may be distributed as a handout.

6) Keep Sales and Sexual Intrigue Separate

Back-Of-Housemay also act as Salespeople in Classes. With this in mind, do not make sexual or romantic advances or OM requests in order to assist a sale. This is unnecessary and may lead to a lack of trust inBack-Of-House.

7) Welcoming Newcomers

Out of respect for every individual's entrance into the OneTaste community, do not overwhelm newcomers with flirtatious or sexual attention.

  • You  must wait until the 15th day after a person's first appearance at a TurnOn before you may begin an Intimate Relationship with them. It is your responsibility to find out that date.

8) Do Not instruct OneTaste Leaders to Have Sex

As a Back-Of-House do not advise other OneTaste Leaders to have sex. For example, Back-Of-House may not recommend that another OneTaste Leader have sex in order to improve their attitude or energy.

9)  Office and Event Venues are Professional Environments

Students benefit from a professional learning environment. Consequently, Back-Of-House may not have sex in Event Venues. If the Event Venue is part of your permanent or temporary place of residence this will only apply to the part of the Event Venue being used for Events. If this is logistically problematic, email the Ethics Committee to seek an exception.

10) OneTaste Supports a Sober Community

Orgasm is so potent that not only is it possible to power your life with it, it also requires your full attention. For this reason, we require that allBack-Of-Housealways perform their roles fully sober. OneTaste events and Classes are alcohol free. If you are planning a special event that requires an exception, email the Ethics Committee.

 

SALESPEOPLE

 

Unless otherwise specified, the codes apply between you and another person only for as long as you are a Salesperson in relation to that person. This means that the codes do not apply to you in relation to Students who are taking Classes that you did not sell to them.

 

Definitions

Classes

means any course developed by OneTaste. The Ôend' of a multi-day Class refers to the end of final day of the Class.

 

Event Venue

means a space where coaching sessions, events or Classes take place.

 

Intimate Relationship

 

means any romantic partnership and any sexual activity from kissing to intercourse.

 

Programs

means a course made up of a series of Classes.

 

Partner

means a person with whom you have an established Intimate Relationship.

 

Salesperson

means a person who pitches Classes, has sales conversations, closes sales and processes sales transactions.

 

Student

means a person who takes a Class or Program that you sold to them.

 

 

SALESPEOPLE

1) OMing

As Salespeople, we hold the vision for Students' desires and wake up. In that container, Students need to feel that your attention and teachings are motivated by your commitment to them and not for your personal benefit.  This supports Students in fully diving into the experience that you are selling.

 

As such, you must also observe the following time frames before OMing with Students:

•       You may not OM with Students on Class days.

  • You may OM with Students the day after the final day of the Class.

• You may OM with your Partner outside Class times on any given day if they are a Student in the Class.

2) Guidelines for Sexual and Romantic Relationships outside of Classes with Students

Students should be able to fully immerse in the experience that Salespeople are facilitating, without needing to give thought to the possibility of personal relationships with Salespeople. For this and to avoid Students conflating their opening and growth with the sexual or romantic attention of Salespeople, you must observe the following time framesregarding Intimate Relationships withStudents.

 

  • You may not begin an Intimate Relationship with Students between when the Student has enrolled and when the Class starts.
  • You may not be intimate with a Student on Class Days.
  • You may begin an Intimate Relationship with a Student on the 31st day after their Class, or the most recent Class component of their Program, has ended.

• You may be intimate with your partner outside Class times on any given day if they are a Student in the Class.

3) Practicing OM is Free

Salespeoplemay not OM in exchange for money or any other kind of payment. Violation of this rule may have legal implications.

4) Maintain the Container of OM

In order to ensure consistency of practitioners' experience and expectations Salespeople must strictly adhere to the Container and Form of OM. The Container Document outlines the Form and Container of OM and can be found at http://onetaste.us/omfree/form-container-om/.

5) Instruct New OMers How to Find Their Own OM Partners

Many new Students learn how to OM without a Partner, which means that finding their first OM partner can be challenging. If Students ask for your help with this, it is your responsibility to instruct them on how to find OM partners. Support them so that finding OM partners is as straightforward and simple as possible. Students must ALWAYS find their own OM partners.

Salespeoplemust follow the guidelines in the policy at Appendix A (“How Students Find Their Own OM Partner”). Appendix B (“How To Find An OM Partner”) is written for Students and may be distributed as a handout.

6) Keep Sales and Sexual Intrigue Separate

Do not make sexual or romantic advances or OM requests in order to assist a sale. This is unnecessary and may lead to a lack of trust in Salespeople.

7) Welcoming Newcomers

Out of respect for every individual's entrance into the OneTaste community, do not overwhelm newcomers with flirtatious or sexual attention.

  • You  must wait until the 15th day after a person's first appearance at a TurnOn before you may begin an Intimate Relationship with them. It is your responsibility to find out that date.

 

APPENDIX A

 

How Students* Find Their Own OM Partners

 

 

Summary

 

OneTaste's teaches the practice and philosophy of OM and provides a safe, clean, well-lit place for people to come together to explore connection and consciousness through this practice. Students must have their own experience which includes finding their own OM partners. We support them while continuing to uphold the integrity of our practice and community.

 

  • You may not set up OMs for anyone.
  • You may not check with someone about their interest or availability to OM before suggesting that someone ask them to OM.

• You may not suggest people at an office or center may be available to OM.

• You may not give an OMer's contact information to a anyone so they can ask to OM (even if the OMer has given permission).

 

Some Ways to Assist Students With Finding an OM Partner

 

• Give Students “How to Find an OM Partner” (Appendix B).

• Suggest they ask people to OM at a TurnOns and other introductory events.

 

Private OM Training

 

A new Student may decide that they want private instruction to learn to OM. If they do not have a partner, this raises the issue of whom they are going to OM with. It is important that they learn some of the philosophy of OM before they ask someone to OM. Just as when learning to play chess, Students should know some of the principles, rules and techniques before seeking out a partner.

 

Coaches should spend at least part of the first training going over the basic principles of OM and providing instruction in how to ask for an OM. If asking for an OM is too difficult for your Coaching Client, some coaching sessions to move past the blocks may be needed.

 

You  may suggest to your Coaching Client that they ask to OM with close friends who might be receptive. They can also ask people in a OneTaste community at a TurnOn or a Lecture.

 

If your Coaching Client has completed an OM training that covered everything they need to know for their first instruction, they can attend an introductory event, such as an OM circle or OM Day where they can ask for and potentially have their first OM. Remind your Coaching Client that they need to tell the holder of the OM Free event that they need extra guidance for their first OM.

 

* All references to ÔStudents' pertain to private OM Training Clients as well.


 

APPENDIX B

 

HOW TO FIND AN OM PARTNER

 

So you need to find an OM partner?

Don't worry - this is part of the practice.

 

Your  comfort in finding an OM Partner will grow with practice. All OMers have had to ask someone for the first time!

 

When  asking somebody to OM, keep the request simple. Do not mix invitations to OM with other offers (like social activities, dates or sex). This helps eliminate the expectation of commerce (providing something in return), and keeps OMing relationships clear.

 

How Do I Ask for an OM?

 

We ask for an OM in a way that reflects the reality that we are doing something together, not that one partner is doing something to or for the other.

 

Appropriate

Would you like to OM?

 

Inappropriate

Will you stroke me?

Can I OM you?

 

Make sure to set a time and place for the OM. Specificity is key.

 

You may have feelings arise when you ask for an OM: feelings of excitement, joy, fear, hope or desire are all normal.

 

How Do I Deal with Someone saying “No”?

 

People say “No” for many reasons. If you get a “No”, simply say “Thank You”. It is part of OM etiquette not to ask “why?” as it probably has nothing to do with you. Part of the practice is finding your “yes” and your “no” as well as accepting the same responses from others.

 

Where Can I Find an OM Partner?

 

There are many places you can find an OM Partner:

o at TurnOns;

o at OM Life events;

o at other OneTaste Events, such as Lectures;

o asking friends and acquaintances you think might be receptive.

 

Whenever You have a question or need assistance in how to find an OM Partner, please direct your questions to a Certified OM Trainer, Coach-In-Training, or OneTaste Staff member.

 

Welcome to the Community!