Taste of Sex - Reality Audio: A Reality Audio Show on Life in an Orgasm-Based Community
Recently the subject of a feature article in the New York Times, the OneTaste community explores what it means to be an everyday person living an extraordinary life. Found at the intersection between mindfulness and sexuality, community and private experience, practice and play, the 40+ residents extend the philosophy for an intimate life by including you in on the experience. With candor, humor, vulnerability, feel for yourself how the tapestry of real life is richer than any fiction. In a community where the basic philosophy is that we all want the same things; to love and be loved, to see and be seen, to know purpose and feel connection, take a peek inside and feel it for yourself.
Current Podcast Episodes – Always Free!
Episode 48: Sean T's Confession
Is the desire to be with someone than the reality of actually being with them? Is the wanting more enticing than the having? This episode was recorded before the holidays so the chaos of family relationships is in full swing. Sean breaks out another military term when informing us he has been "Voluntold" to his Dad's girlfriends house for the holidays. Gregg is off to sunny Miami for beaches and family, but will he ask one of his ladies to join him? How does Amy's flirtatious nature cause her to act differently in relationship?
From hiding behind our fears, and not letting others you love stay there, to knowing when you should you put your own oxygen mask on first, tune-in as 6 people reveal their dating and sex lives for our listeners.more.
Episode 47: Different Sides
Why does Gregg believe he has to make a choice between his women? and is he falling in love? Will he be able to stay sane after quitting smoking? What does "There are moments that I think I'm falling in love with you" even mean? Sasha and Sean play hard and what about role play really turns them on? What is Shara shining her flashlight on? and can anyone turn your critical eye off and just accept people? How does Amy's fears cause her to contract in her current relationship, and is the sex "too" good?
From dress up, and role play, to deep intimacy and the which woman or man we choose, it's all about connection. Tune-in as 6 people reveal their dating and sex lives for our listeners.more.
Episode 46: Gregg's Choice
Do you date multiple people, and at what point does a decision have to be made? How does Gregg navigate dating two people who know each other... AND know each other? Where is the "my" time when you are seeing a number of people, and what are the demands of always having to be "on?" How can you have the freedom you need in a relationship, while staying connected? Does awkward date + hot make-out = amazing date?
Well... welcome to the unfiltered world where 6 people reveal their real dating lives and relationships. What do men really think, and what do women talk about? Tune-in to this weeks episode and find out if being mindful in sex can help you stay connected, and honest in relationships.more.
Episode 45: The Chase
How did Amy's date go this week? And should our expectations of dating be that of the movies or a sitcom? Is is better to "chase" or be "chased?"... and what is more desperate? A girlfriend is someone who you were exclusive with... or is it? Why is Gregg now completely clueless about dating? While Sasha chased what she can't get, what she knows she can't catch, or what she is never going to have; how did that change when Sean chased her? How many people out there have the "list?" And is there a tall, dark, handsome, intelligent turned-on guy for Shara?
Its the dating episode! Where we all reveal that we are no different than anyone else; we just have the language and intimacy tools to better navigate it. Tune-in to this weeks episode and find out you are not alone.more.
Episode 44: The Next Generation
What does it mean to live intimately in connection to those around you? That is what we'll explore over the next six weeks with 5 brand new cast members on "A Taste of Sex." Join Sean, Sasha, Shara, Gregg, Amy and your host Sean X, as they navigate the difficult world of intimacy, sex, relationships and life. How has Sean's military experience affected the way he is reintegrating into his personal life, and what do you do when you are loud during sex... and have roommates? Who is Amy and what is a "Doula?" What is Gregg's cure for loneliness? and how does Sasha let her fear rule her desire?
It's all a big collection of personal lives intersecting with one word... intimacy. Listen and learn from those on the front lines of confronting ideas around relationships. Learn what works, what has failed for them, and in the process get to know a little more about why you do the things you do in relationships.more.
Episode 43: Finale Season One... Get ready for season two
In our "process free" podcast, Rob has the amazing insight that relationships are not like they were in the 50's... nice job Rob. Why do we apologize to all of the progressive liberals in Iowa? Where is Lani? What's the greater threat... having what you want? or keeping the story of not having it? What has Hamza and Natalie realize that their relationship is strengthened by the watchful eye of the witnessing community? and what can their relationship, and the high sensation they experience, teach us about our relationships and where we check out?
Join us for the final Episode of our journey with 5 members of the OneTaste community as they navigate life, love, and intimacy. And join us soon for A Taste of Sex Reality Audio 2.1 with a new cast of characters.more.
Episode 42: All you need is....
Lani realizes that she is in a jealous, long-distance relationship with a "Bus"... What happens when you fight with an inanimate object? And how is jealousy different? How do you distinguish between "jealousy" and "possession" issues? and if we don't hold on to "ownership" can we dispense with jealousy? Why is Rob confronted with intimacy that is internal, instead of external? Does he "need" love? And how does admitting it cause pain? Can Julie provide Rob insight? and what will Natalie say with Hamza absent in this episode?
Join us for Episode 6 of our journey with 5 members of the OneTaste community as they navigate life, love, and intimacy... and... a bus, a farm, chickens, and inner-city girls camping.more.
Episode 41: The hook
When Lani "hooks" up with someone else, how does that affect her relationship with Dave? It may surprise you. What happens when jealousy and desire in relationship consume you? When you want to "own" your partner? Where does all the processing between Natalie and Hamza get them? Did Lani energetically blast her phone with so much sensation that it prevented transmission of a vitriolic text? What does talking about having sex with another women, during sex with your partner, do for Lani and Natalie? How do you practice Authentic Radical Approval? All these questions and more may or may not be answered in a way that is satisfying for you.
Join us for Episode 5 of our journey with 5 members of the OneTaste community as they navigate life, love, and intimacy.more.
Episode 40: That last text message
Rob is back... So the question will be answered of the cliffhanger we left you in Episode 2... Did he have sex? Does remaining miserable connect you to the person you are no longer with? How are Lani's emotions since her miscarriage? Can her partner have an affair with a bus? What happens when she reads her partners email messages without his permission? And what happens when Natalie searches Hamzas browser history and finds oodles of porn? The wonders of technology and disclosure are explored in this episode, as well as "fantasy" thoughts during sex that you don't disclose.
Join us for Episode 4 of our journey with 5 members of the OneTaste community as they navigate life, love, and intimacy.more.
Episode 39: Supernova
While Natalie unleashes a Hydra in a murderous rage at Hamsa and Julie, Lani discuses her unintended pregnancy, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the feeling of being double-alive. Julie's ability to see aura's maybe a little woo-woo to me, but she explains that ability in a way that we can all relate to. How can we get lost in the orbits of our relationships? How do we re-calibrate those relationships even when we create intimacy that creates distance between us? What are the choices we make we cannot undo?
Join us for Episode 3 of our journey with 5 members of the OneTaste community as they navigate life, love, and intimacy.more.
Episode 38: What Rob Wants...
Ok, let's cut to the chase.... in this episode we learn about Rob's desire; to have sex, which he has not done in over a year. Who is it? What has been stopping him?
The episode starts off simple enough... How does Hamsa being sick affect his intimacy? Will Lani get brother/sister time? But then takes a left turn with Julie, who sees in a ways that most of us don't. She could be the only person ever visually repulsed by a "visioning statement." huh? Exactly...
What do these 5 people want from their lives? Is the feeling of reeling in discomfort and muck intimate? Join us for Episode 2 of our journey with 5 members of the OneTaste community as they navigate life, love, and intimacy.
Episode 37: Meet the New Gang
This episode introduces us to the people we will be following for the next 8 weeks. Get to know Julie, Hamsa, Natalie, Lani, Rob and your host Sean X, as they navigate the difficult world of intimacy. What does it mean to have a Practice? Why at a deep instinctual level does Julie believe we all want to either kill someone or have sex with them? Is Hamsa chasing around his 5 year old a "movement" practice? What happens when you come off a long relationship or marriage, as Rob has, in how you approach intimacy?
Join our cast over the next 8 weeks to follow the intimate details of what it is like to be a member of the OneTaste community. A community centered around connection, intimacy, and mindful sexuality.
"A Taste of Sex – Reality Audio 2.0" follows 5 members of the OneTaste community over an 8 week period. Hamsa & Natalie "The Couple," Lani "The Bitch," Julie "The Kookie One," and Rob "The Innocent." Your host, Sean X, navigates the journey for five members, exposing their lives and their struggles with intimacy; the blocks that occur, the jealousy that rises up, and the sensations we all feel if we are conscious to them.
Recently the subject of a feature article in the New York Times, the OneTaste community explores what it means to be an everyday person living an extraordinary life. Found at the intersection between mindfulness and sexuality, community and private experience, practice and play, the 40+ residents extend the philosophy for an intimate life by including you in on the experience. With candor, humor, vulnerability, feel for yourself how the tapestry of real life is richer than any fiction. In a community where the basic philosophy is that we all want the same things; to love and be loved, to see and be seen, to know purpose and feel connection, take a peek inside and feel it for yourself.more.
Episode 36: What Is Freedom Anyway?
In honor of the United States presidential election, we salute the notion of freedom. We ask, just what is freedom anyway? Is freedom defined by your circumstances? Or does it come from inside? We hear the story of Sasha who discovered a new paradigm for freedom in South Africa when she met a woman, poor and infected with HIV, who nonetheless had a great zest and appreciation for life. We’ll also hear from Will, who in the name of freedom performed a ritual letting go of stories that until that point had defined who he was.more.
Episode 35: Character Play; Being What You Are Not
Episode 34: The One For You
Most people can relate to wanting a life partner during at least some point in their lives. But is there really such a thing as “the One,” the perfect compliment of a companion who will stick with you through thick and thin? Does everyone have a “One,” or just a special few? In this episode, we explore the notion of “the One” through two stories. First, a woman who has decided it is just time to find “the One.” Second, a couple whose marriage is stronger than ever, but only because of an affair that threatened to tear them apart.
Are you searching for “the One?” We have free tips on seduction that will help. Go to www.onetaste.us/seduction. Receive practical tips that are more than commonsense.more.
Episode 33: The Shiny Red Ball
Enjoy this episode where we explore the social dynamics of the Shiny Red Ball.
Shiny Red Ball (noun) 1. term describing an attractive new person in a community who becomes the subject of attention, desire and jealousy from more established members. For many years it was thought that Shiny Red Balls were women pursued primarily by men with short attention spans. However, in recent years it has been observed that both men and women are attracted to Shiny Red Balls, and that Shiny Red Balls are represented by both sexes.more.
Episode 32: Poly? Monogamy?
On this episode we approach the topic of monogamy, in a very backward way. Hear the stories of four people engaged in open relationships and their reflections on monogamy. A woman finds a greater capacity for love after her boyfriend decides to be monogamous with someone else. Another woman concludes that, “Just because you get the animal in a cage doesn’t mean it will let you pet it.” A very cynical view of monogamy from a man who couldn’t express his desires to his wife. And a correspondence between two women who slept with the same man.
Also, participate in our survey about monogamy by going to www.onetaste.us/monogamy. We want to hear whether you think monogamy is, or is not the most appropriate form of relationship.more.
Episode 31: The Lifting of Shame
Going into sexual desire brings up shame for many people. There is the shame of feeling like you have a secret – perhaps from your past -- or that your desire is wrong, or that there may be something wrong with you because you feel this way. Hear how the process of diving into their shame lifted the burden of it for two people. First, a sex addict who could not control his actions, no matter how he tried. Plus, a poem about a ritualistic experience that had its author re-live the terror, loneliness and shame of an operation that removed one-eighth of her cervix.
Also, go to www/onetaste.us/allparts and take advantage of a free special offer to hear OneTaste’s founder Nicole Daedone speak about her exploration of the divine. Daedone is an original thinker and an inspirational speaker, definitely worth listening to.more.
Episode 30: When You Hate Everyone
Ever been a state of mind where you couldn’t stand to be around anyone; where you felt like everything that everyone did was intolerable and wrong? Hear commentaries from people on what they find most annoying about their fellow human beings when they fall into such a mood. Also, the story of a four-day stint of “hating everyone,” and the lessons learned.more.
Episode 28: Women on Women
There are three types of women. 1) Those who exclusively like men. 2) Those who like both men and women. 3) Those who only like women. On this episode, we explore women who like women, whether exclusively or in addition to their relationships with men. First, hear from Stephanie – a woman who draws oodles of attention from many men -- on how she came to terms with her identity as a lesbian. Next, hear from women who say they mostly like men about their attraction for members of their same sex.
For those who want help with their flirting techniques, go to http://onetaste.us/flirt. You’ll find tips from Stephanie, (a master at flirting with women) on how to improve your success rate.more.
Episode 27: Obsession
In the state of obsession, the person you desire becomes the person you must have. You want to own and control them. Your mind won’t have it any other way. Hear three stories that explore the drama, patterns and lessons of obsession First, hear about a real-life laboratory for studying obsession. Second, the story of one woman’s 36-hour triumph in obsession. Finally, a scientific inquiry with a personal twist, into the nature of obsession.more.
Episode 26: Who’s Running the Show?
You remember the short, bald man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz? Each of us has similar characters inside of us. They may not be short and bald, but they are the ones running our life’s shows. They want attention, love, power and play, and whether or not we meet their demands determines how we react to the world. Often, they are characters who did not get what they wanted when we were 6, 8, 10 or 12 and so, they stuck around. Hear five short interviews with people willing to let you in on the somewhat twisted, but always humorous logic of the characters running their shows.more.
Episode 25: Sports, Sex and Orgasm
Every athlete can identify peak moments in their career, when something seemed to take over their bodies and they performed at their best. In sports, this is called flow, where the critical mind shuts down and the body takes over. Hear from one athlete about his peak experiences pitching, how he owned the field and everything that happened, and how they relate to orgasm and sex.more.
Episode 23: Permission
“Most of our lives as women in the early years are spent having some relationship to our future with children -- whether we’re going to have them, or not going to have them, and how we’re going to have them and with whom. Then you have the children and all of a sudden, something shifts within you. There is this incredible yearning to express a freedom that you now feel.” --Monica, OneTaste Resident
For most people, sexuality is entangled in shame and guilt, for how much we want and the ways that we want it. What happens when we give ourselves permission? What happens when we give a voice to our desire? Hear the story of a woman who, after her children were born, found a freedom in sex that she had never known before. Also, a live performance of an improvisational poem about the sadness behind suppressed desire.more.
Episode 22: Learning to Feel Through Orgasm
“There’s something so special and precious about it. And it challenges my view of myself to carry something like that inside of me, even if it’s not a tangible, static thing. It feels like a greater responsibility to be kinder to myself, once I acknowledge how much I can feel. ” --Beth Crittenden, OneTaste Resident
Most of us know orgasm as the climax of sex, a messy, pleasurable release of pent-up energy that often fades into sleep. But if you stop and think about it, the concept of orgasm is extremely profound. From orgasm comes life. In orgasm we also return to a primal state where we are released – even if for just a few seconds – from the prison of our minds.
In this first of a two-part series, we venture off the traditional path of orgasm. We look at alternative definitions and the role that orgasm can play in our lives. Also, the story of a woman who couldn’t feel her body and what happened when she began a practice called Orgasmic Meditation.more.
Episode 20: The Art of Seduction
“To seduce, you have to be seduced by the person you’re seducing. It’s all about noticing because people say they want one thing and often they want something different.” --Robert, OneTaste Resident
Do you like to seduce, or be seduced? In this first of a two-part series on the seduction, hear tried and true ways of seducing and being seduced. Also, a commentary on the methods recommended by communities devoted to teaching men seduction skills. Does being a jerk really turn women on, and is it a practice that will sustain a healthy relationship?more.
Episode 19: The Calculating Minds of Women
“Women are very calculating…They have a very covert power that they can use to their advantage and that’s the advantage of their sex. It’s something that men are blinded by. that I am -- of course -- blinded by. It’s like a drug. You don’t care. You don’t even care if they are calculating.” --Joshua, OneTaste Resident
Women calculate. What to say, what not to say. How to get favors from friends. How to get productivity from coworkers. How to keep a safe distance if they are not interested in sex. How to seduce if they are. In nearly every interaction, about nearly every part of their lives, they calculate.
Hear the inside story on the mechanics of a woman’s mind as the women of OneTaste confess some of their most embarrassing calculations, including attempts to calculate the future. Also, one man’s perspective on why women calculate, especially about sex.more.
Episode 18: The Black Hole and How to Crawl Out
"I realized that no one is ever going to make me feel like enough. No person outside of me is ever going to be able to fill that void inside." -- Chris Kosley, Community Member OneTaste™ Urban Retreat Center
Chris Kosley was a really nice guy. He did everything that he could to please women. He demanded a price, however. If he didn’t get what he wanted – attention, love or sex – he got pissed. Except that he usually didn’t say it; you just felt it. For Chris, nice covered a Black Hole – a void inside of him that craved constant validation from women. This is the story of a nice guy who got angry and what happened when he began befriending his Black Hole.more.