Love bombing on the Freewinds (ship) | Hugging Kissing and touching in Scientology | Leaked photo album
NB - Photos are from 2007. Most people are now 18 or older.
Love Bombing: Creating a sense of family and belonging through hugging, kissing, touching and flattery.
Margaret Singer explains:
“As soon as any interest is shown by the recruits, they may be love bombed by the recruiter or other cult members. This process of feigning friendship and interest in the recruit was originally associated with one of the early youth cults, but soon it was taken up by a number of groups as part of their program for luring people in. Love bombing is a coordinated effort, usually under the direction of leadership, that involves long-term members' flooding recruits and newer members with flattery, verbal seduction, affectionate but usually nonsexual touching, and lots of attention to their every remark. Love bombing - or the offer of instant companionship - is a deceptive ploy accounting for many successful recruitment drives." -