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The science-backed psychology techniques Nxivm used to ‘fetishise vulnerability’ and manipulate members into sex

Nxivm, a sex cult covered up as a multi-level marketing company, employed science-backed psychological methods to manipulate members into sex, branding themselves, and sharing private information. According to therapist Kelly Scott, the group approach reinforced manipulative behaviour and turned vulnerability into “currency.” Leader Keith Raniere’s “exploration of meaning” method also […]
The science-backed psychology techniques Nxivm used to ‘fetishise vulnerability’ and manipulate members into sex
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6 of the most infamous cults in history

In March 1997, 39 members of Heaven’s Gate, a cult started in the early ’70s, put on matching dark clothes, swallowed barbiturates, and placed plastic bags around their heads. It was one of the largest mass suicides in the history of the United States. Although you may have heard of […]
6 of the most infamous cults in history