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.

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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.

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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.

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Archived Episodes

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.

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Episode 44: The Next Generation

Episode 2.1

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.

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Episode 43: Finale Season One... Get ready for season two

Episode 7
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.

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Episode 42: All you need is....

Episode 6

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Episode 35: Character Play; Being What You Are Not
Growing up Asian American, Yia felt shame. She cringed at the heavily accented English of the older women in her family. She felt embarrassed that none of her teachers could say her name. And she hated the cruel schoolyard digs about the sexual prowess of Asian women. So for a long time, she rejected that part of herself, changing her name and telling herself that she was different. One Halloween, not knowing what else to wear, she donned a long black dress with two slits up the side. She slicked her hair back, put on red lipstick. When she looked in the mirror, the voice that spoke was not that of Yia, but of Madame Mai Li, an Asian American Madame who owned a brothel, spoke in a heavy accent and readily gave out advice on sexual matters. In having fun with Madame Mai Li, Yia’s shame began to dissolve. Join us for this episode, where in honor of Halloween, we bring you an exploration into character play, of being what you definitely are not. more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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?

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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.  

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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.

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Episode 17: Friendship: The "J" and Nicole Halpern Show Part 2 of 2
What is the true nature of friendship? Is a friend someone who supports and accepts you? What about a friend who constantly pushes your buttons? On this episode Nicole Halpern tells her side of the "J" and Nicole drama, a three-year on-again, off-again friendship that changes faster than most people at OneTaste can - or care - to keep up. A show that could redefine your ideas about friendship. more.

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Episode 16: Friendship: The "J" and Nicole Halpern Show
What is the true nature of friendship? Is friendship restricted to someone who likes you and whom you like? Is a friend someone who supports and accepts you? What about a friend who constantly pushes your buttons? Can a friend be someone who is also an enemy? On this episode we tell the story of "J" and Nicole who have experienced the best - and the worst - of each other. They dated the same men, worked together and lived together at OneTaste. Their relationship of love and hate reflects a new paradigm for friendship. It’s one where it’s not comfort that matters, but a willingness to see and acknowledge all parts of yourself and someone else. Tune in and Turn on. more.

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Episode 14: Sexual Cinema: The Making of Shortbus with Raphael Barker
When Raphael Barker came across a call for auditions by director John Cameron Mitchell, he couldn’t resist making a tape and sending it in. Mitchell described a movie about sex that would go beyond the usual love and romance. It would inquire into the curiosity and vulnerability of sex that is rarely talked about, let alone portrayed in film. Set in New York City after 9/11, Shortbus follows its characters in their quest to know themselves through their sexuality. After its release in 2006, reviews praised its frank, yet humorous treatment of a subject rife with emotion and taboo. On this week’s A Taste of Sex, Raphael tells the behind the scenes story of Shortbus. He talks about his motivation for doing the film. He also reveals the care taken by Mitchell to develop intimacy among the Shortbus actors before filming so that the outcome would appear genuine and real. more.

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Episode 13: Power Dynamics and Sex
Simple physical contact between two people can morph into so many things: love, pleasure, passion, power, physical connection or energetic release. The mix makes up the convoluted and often confusing dynamics of sex. For Harmony, sex was power. She got a rush out of controlling of her partner’s physical or emotional well being. It helped make up for an emptiness that she felt inside. Her brush with sexuality started at a young age. It would be many years before she would discover that the power she felt was empty, an illusion, like a mirage in the hot desert sun. more.

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Episode 12: Masturbation
In this episode we explore that most natural, but also taboo of subjects: masturbation. For as long as she can remember, Kerri Knox masturbated. As a young child, she quickly learned that touching her genitals anywhere but in private would bring a reprimand. The message from her parents and siblings: masturbation is bad. So though she masturbated a lot, she usually rushed to get through it and that diminished the amount of sensation she could feel. The feeling of numbness carried over to her sex life. As she grew older, she grew frustrated knowing that there was more, but not knowing how to access it. Join us this week for our masturbation episode. You’ll hear about Kerri’s early experiences with masturbation and the process of awakening to sensation through the practice of orgasmic meditation. more.

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Episode 11: Meditation on the Street
Today's guest spent several years living on the streets of several California cities. In 2004, he hit rock bottom, and received a wakeup call. He realized that it was time for him to take responsibility for his life, and to start making some changes. He put himself into a drug rehab program, and then into a halfway house where he began to practice yoga. It was that yoga practice that first brought him to OneTaste, where the community became his true family. In the roughly fifteen months since his arrival, our guest has grown healthier in mind, body, and spirit. He now works as a massage therapist, manages OneTaste's massage studio, and dedicates part of his time each week to OneTaste's Fill Up America program, collecting and distributing food to the San Francisco's homeless. Tune in to hear our guest describe his journey from a life of solitude to total immersion in the OneTaste community on this episode of A Taste of Sex. more.

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Episode 10: Friendship and the Magic of More
On this episode we take a behind the scenes look at one couple’s relationship through a reading of their personal writings. In the Fall of 2006 Marcie Prohofsky moved into the OneTaste community. Shortly after, Mark joined OneTaste’s Urban Monk program, a residential offering for students who want to live the practice of sensuality for a few weeks or months. The two soon discovered that they shared a love of writing and a desire to express their OneTaste experiences on paper. Journaling in the mornings became a regular part of their days. Over the next few months, they chronicled the evolution of their relationship and friendship. more.

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Episode 9: From Girl to Woman Part 2
In Part II of a two-part series, we speak with Nicole Daedone, founder of OneTaste Urban Retreat Center about the impact of sexuality on transitioning from girl to woman. Nicole speaks of her own personal journey and the energy that unlocked once she began claiming her sexuality. She explains why most women never make it over the threshold from girl to women. She also talks about some of common pitfalls that occur as women assume complete responsibility for themselves. more.

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Episode 8: From Girl to Woman Part 1
In Part I of a two-part series, we talk to three OneTaste community members about the role that sexuality plays in making the transition from girl to woman. It’s not an easy transition to make. With womanhood comes responsibility for your entire well being, including your sex, and few women are willing to cross over. Rachael Hemsi, Nicole Halpern and Jessica F tell us the characteristics -- such as looking to men for approval or answers -- that have begun to fall away as they claim their sexuality as an important aspect of self. All are in intensive programs of exploring their sexuality through the practice of Orgasmic Meditation. more.

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Episode 7: Staying connected no matter what: Life with your partner after the break-up
In this episode we talk to Sam Gedal and Yia Vang about their relationship and what it’s like to stay connected through love, jealousy, anger and hurt, even after breaking up. After an initial honeymoon period in the relationship of about four months, the fighting began between Sam and Yia. A pattern emerged: Yia felt that Sam wasn’t listening to her. Sam felt that Yia wasn’t being vulnerable enough. After nine months, they chose to break up. But living side by side in community, they continued to see and hear everything about each other. They talk about what it was like to live with each other in such intimate and intense circumstances. You’ll hear how it changed them and their relationship. more.

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Episode 6: What’s in it for the Man? The practice of orgasmic meditation from the perspective of a man.
Sex was often on the mind of A Taste of Sex host Bob G. In nearly every interaction with a woman, he considered the question: did he want her? And if yes, what was the possibility of getting her into bed? He tried the conventional life of marriage and living in the suburbs with a cat. He tried a relationship where nearly all they did was have sex. But none of it left him satisfied. On this episode, we hear Bob’s perspective on Orgasmic Meditation and the kind of connection it has brought to his life. He speaks about his awkward first experience with Orgasmic Meditation. We’ll also hear about how its lessons show up all over his life -- in sex, relationships and work. more.

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Episode 5: Learning to Feel: The Practice of Orgasmic Meditation
Sex was always on her mind, but when it came down to it Rachael Hemsi didn’t know how to feel. Her mind would wander, or she would conjure up fantasies to create sensation in her body. Wanting to explore the root of the block, Rachael joined OneTaste Urban Retreat Center in 2006. She took on the practice of Orgasmic Meditation -- where two people tap into the orgasm that lies between them -- and began investigating her fears and desires around sex. In this episode we follow Rachael through her day. You’ll hear from the many sides of a woman who is uniquely forthright in revealing her history, insecurity and growth around her sexuality. more.

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Episode 4: The Making of an Urban Retreat Center. Through the eyes of Robert Kandell.
Robert Kandell had all the trappings of a successful life a house, a wife, a good salary and career when he decided to take his first sensuality class. Within a few years, he would drop everything to open OneTaste Urban Retreat Center, a place dedicated to conscious sensuality. In this episode, Robert tells the story of growing up in a wealthy Long Island neighborhood and following a corporate career path that many would have envied. He relates how at one point, he came to realize that he was working too many hours, didn’t love his job and didn’t really know his wife. more.

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Episode 3: First tase of OneTaste™: Meet Nicole Halpern
In this episode, Nicole Halpern, a well known personality in the OneTaste community, relates the story of how she first came to the urban retreat center dedicated to sensuality. In 2004, on the way to a political meeting, Nicole spotted OneTaste’s corner building on Folsom Street and decided to go in, not having any idea what she was walking into. Soon after, she took her first sensuality workshop. Her experience was so powerful that a short time later, she moved in to become the organization’s course enrollment manager. Halpern tells her story in such a way that listeners will be taken by her honesty, her willingness to step into the unknown and the sense of humor with which she did it. more.

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Episode 2: Orgasmic meditation and other practices at One Taste Urban Retreat Center
In this episode, Nicole Daedone talks about orgasmic meditation and other daily practices of One Taste Urban Retreat Center’s residential community She speaks of orgasmic meditation as an exercise in connection where the people engaged play the body as an instrument, sounding high and low notes, as well as everything in between. The practice is the main focus of One Taste, a Center dedicated to bringing conscious sensuality into the mainstream. In opening the door to sensuality, a hotbox of repressed and unacknowledged emotions, she speaks of the importance of including other practices that can fill, as well as empty and so, clear body and mind. Daily practices at One Taste include journaling, yoga, karma yoga and a communication exercise called Withholds. She talks about how each holds one important aspect of self. more.

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Episode 1: Meet Nicole Daedone, founder of OneTaste™ Urban Retreat Center
In this groundbreaking episode, hosts Bob G. and Beth Crittenden interview Nicole Daedone, the founder and visionary behind One Taste Urban Retreat Center. One Taste is run by a community of 50 sensual researchers committed to weaving the message of orgasm into the world conversation. Nicole describes the key precept on which the One Taste community operates: "We agree to stay connected - no matter what". You will learn how using this principle, even in the most uncomfortable situations, can completely transform the way you interact and move through the world. Nicole then gets personal, divulging how she went from being a "complete and utter mess" in her sensual life to becoming a fully ignited and orgasmic woman. This transition was fostered by her opening to the practice called Orgasmic Meditation. Nicole was offered this meditation at a party, and although she was a celibate Buddhist at the time, she agreed and as a result she was able to feel deeply enough to crack open in her sensuality and completely transform her life in the process. Hear about what orgasm and meditation have to do with each other (hint: focused attention on motion in the body). Nicole leads us through the fire of her awakening via the sensual realm. We'll hear about the simple beauty of the spiritual practice that can put one in direct contact with What Is. Learn how Nicole views sex as the transformer we need as human beings to stay connected and thrive through the raw emotion and intense ups and downs that life inevitably brings us. Hear why engaging in the practice of Orgasmic Meditation is done in community at One Taste, where the desire is to keep sensuality conscious and included. more.

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