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A Letter From OneTaste Owners
OneTaste Owners: Anjuli Ayer, Amanda Dunham, Austin Ayer
June 6, 2023
OneTaste founder Nicole Daedone and former sales director Rachel Cherwitz were indicted on Tuesday, June 6 by the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) on unfounded allegations of forced labor. Given OneTaste’s culture of empowerment, choice, and consent, this is both inconsistent with our core values and utterly unjustified. Five years ago, the FBI began an investigation into OneTaste that was wholly based on an error-riddled Bloomberg Businessweek article that contained false, and since-debunked, accusations of harm and wrongdoing. The EDNY subsequently followed through, basing their work on the Bloomberg Businessweek piece and relying upon reporting from other copycat media stories, culminating in the indictments that were just unsealed. We have cooperated with the EDNY throughout the investigation. We are appalled by the outcome of what seems to be a long-term, misogynistic endeavor designed to tear down a feminine empowerment project and the women who built it.
OneTaste is a women-led organization that has devoted itself to wellness, healing, inclusion, personal growth, and has always had female empowerment at its core. The practice of Orgasmic Meditation (“OM”) has been misunderstood and maligned despite ever-expanding scientific evidence demonstrating its beneficial impact. OneTaste, under its current ownership, has strived to improve, listen to criticism, adjust, and evolve in ways that bring those myriad benefits to many more people. They practice OM on their own time and on their own terms. This is our continuing mission. We remain undeterred even as we commit to fully defend ourselves and the practice that has transformed our lives, in the face of a multi-year, media-instigated campaign.
Below you will find documentation that provides complete transparency with regard to our business. If you would like to discuss anything further, we welcome hearing from you at [email protected].
Stay tuned to this site for regular updates.
Anjuli, Amanda and Austin
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Results from 5 peer-reviewed studies conducted by independent universities and research organizations on OM
- A large reduction of negative emotions and moderately higher positive emotions (Siegle and Prause, 2021) | View article
- Increased brain signature associated in other meditation research with compassion and social bonding (Newberg, 2021) | View article
- Increased feelings of closeness between both partners (Siegle and Prause, 2021)
- Access to mystical experience on par with a moderate dose of psilocybin, according to Johns Hopkins Mystical Experience Questionnaire MEQ test. | View Article
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—Dr. Nicole Prause
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The Truth About OneTaste
In June of 2018, Bloomberg Businessweek published an “exposé” of OneTaste. We found their depiction of our organization unrecognizable. Our rapidly growing education company and personal empowerment movement — formed to help people grow and heal — had been flipped upside down and cast as one organized to exploit and harm.
This article discusses one of the most egregious inaccuracies from Episode 9.
Read the full article here.