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The Downfall of OneTaste, Silicon Valley’s Favorite Orgasm Cult

Orgasmic meditation was born from a con man’s 1970s sex commune. It ended as a techie summit for pricey clitoral curiosity — that is, before the FBI got involved

What to Do When Your Pandemic TV Shows Infiltrate Your Daily Life

I hate guns and toxic masculinity. So why am I dressing like a Made Man on ‘The Sopranos’?

Living With a QAnon Family as the Prophecy Crashes Down

‘They’re treating it like there’s going to be an apocalypse — no matter who wins.’ This is what it’s like for young people living in a QAnon home during Election Day

Shaman, Sorcerer or Sham? Inside the Cult of L.A.’s Psychedelic Neo-Buddha

Some say Castaneda was a breakthrough academic and visionary shaman. Others say he was a phony. Either way, he shaped a generation of mystical thinkers and magic mushroom eaters.

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