The foreign national Andrew Barnes from Australia was examined for planning to hold an ‘orgasm class’ in Bali.
“We have not found any criminal elements,” said Gianyar Police Chief Dewa Made Adnyana on Saturday (6/3/2021).
The police managed to find the foreigner on Friday (5/3). Barnes was then escorted to the Ubud Police to be examined until the early hours of the morning. The police finally sent the foreigner home because there was no criminal element found.
From the results of the investigation, it was found that there was indeed a yoga training plan related to sex therapy to be carried out at the Amatara Hotel.
After being traced, the general manager and hotel management staff stated that the activity had not been carried out. Finally, the event has been canceled.
Dewa Adnyana said, from the results of the examination, it was known that the two foreigners had indeed planned to hold this activity. He said the event was canceled because it did not get a good response from netizens.
“Seeing this, they canceled the activity, including deleting the account which was related to posting the information,” Adnyana explained.
From the results of the examination, the foreigner also just learned that such activities are prohibited in Bali. The police also conveyed that this violates norms, including the potential to violate statutory regulations. Finally, the foreigner realized his mistake and apologized.
The event labeled ‘Tantric Full Body Energy Orgasm Retreat’ was planned to be held on Saturday-Tuesday (March, 6-9). The ‘orgasm class’ practice was planned to take part in Ubud Subdistrict, Gianyar Regency for 600 US Dollars per one participant.
Six people had registered for the planned activity. But all the names that registered contained only initials.
“The National Police acted quickly to take steps related to viral news on social media about yoga that was held by foreigners in Bali. We made sure that this activity was canceled,” said the Head of Criminal Investigation of the Police, Agus Andrianto, in his press statement, on Saturday (6/3).