I think NXIVM also built violent pornography into some of its programs. Agree with your idea that these groups degrade sex, and sexually degrade members as part of a transformation process, aka brainwashing.
An entity named One Taste, Nicole Daedone as its longtime CEO is now very much
in the news. Would be interesting to learn if any persons in it turn out to have
ties to the groups we are researching.
Read the article recently published in Bloomberg. One Taste has raised desensitization to new heights or depths, depending on one's perspective.