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Scientology Auditing (counseling)

According to a reporter who went undercover to investigate Scientology in London in 2007, the reporter witnessed "a number of highly unorthodox tactics and practices", including: "Pressuring new members of staff to divulge and document the minutiae of their sex lives, including the names of all those they had slept with." Luc Willems, an attorney who conducted investigations into Scientology while also a member of the Belgian Parliament, asserted that questions about sex during the Auditing process are later potentially used against these individuals: "They ask if you have sex with animals, if you're homosexual, so they make a dossier. They blackmail people. To get out of Scientology is very difficult." During Scientology "Security Checks", an "Ethics Officer" performs the Auditing process, and many of the possible questions asked during this session involve the subject's sex life, including: "Have you ever had sex with any other student or staff member?", "Have you ever used Dianetics or Scientology to force sex on someone?", "Have you ever raped anyone?", "Have you ever been raped?", "Have you ever been involved in an abortion?", "Do you have any bastards?", "Have you ever been sexually unfaithful?", "Have you ever practiced homosexuality?", "Have you ever practiced sodomy?", "Have you ever had intercourse with a member of your family?", "Have you practiced sex with children?", "Have you ever used hypnotism to practice sex with children?", "Have you ever slept with a member of a race of another color?", "Have you ever practiced sex with animals?", "Have you ever had anything to do with pornography?", and "Have you ever masturbated?".

L. Ron Hubbard wrote that "sex crime" on an individual investigating Scientology should be reported to the press, in order to "Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way." In an interview with Playboy magazine, Hubbard's estranged son Ronald DeWolf asserted that Auditing focused on sex and the individual's sex life, and could later be used as a form of control: "Auditing would address a guy's entire sex life. It was an incredible preoccupation. ... You have complete control over someone if you have every detail of his sex life and fantasy life on record. In Scientology the focus is on sex. Sex, sex, sex. The first thing we wanted to know about someone we were auditing was his sexual deviations. All you've got to do is find a person's kinks, whatever they might be. Their dreams and fantasies. Then you can fit a ring through their noses and take them anywhere. You promise to fulfill their fantasies or you threaten to expose them ... very simple."

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