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Publisher:
BBC

The Orgasm Cult

4.4/5

Critic Rating

Description

In the search for wellness, how far would you go? Investigating wellness company One Taste and asking big questions about women’s health.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4

James Marriot - The Times UK - Dec 3, 2020

"Listen to The Orgasm Cult through your headphones. Don’t make my mistake of blaring it out over Bluetooth speakers while making dinner. I was interrupted by flatmates politely wondering why I was listening to an intense Californian man saying things like “I’m going to press my thumb lightly against the opening of the vaginal canal . . . up and down . . . up and down”, followed by a woman saying things like “mmm mmm mmm” and “ahhhh ahhhh ahhggg”."

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Score: 4.8

Miranda Sawyer - The Guardian - Nov 28, 2020

"It’s a schaden-fraud podcast – one of those where a smooth-talking CEO persuades people to part from their money, because what’s on offer seems fashionable, enlightened and empowering. Later, of course, the CEO is proved to be a cult leader/BS merchant, and everything comes tumbling down. Think WeCrashed or Escaping NXIVM or The Dropout. Tavakoli-Far has certainly done her homework. More interestingly, she promises to move from OneTaste to an examination of how the wellness industry exploits women’s insecurities around sex and achievement. God, can we just agree that shouting about sex in public isn’t seductive? And neither is paying for it. Treating other people like objects: just not sexy."

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