The community was founded by Dr. Victor Baranco (son of the Oakland jazz artist Wilbert Baranco) and his first wife, Dr. Suzanne Baranco. The organization also has a community in Oahu, Hawai'i. Since Dr. Victor Baranco's death in 2002, the group has been led by Dr. Cindy Baranco, Dr. Victor Baranco's second wife.
In 1977 Morehouse opened More University which conferred Bachelor of Humanities, Master of Humanities, and Doctor of Philosophy in Lifestyles and Sensuality postsecondary academic degrees. Approval to grant degrees was authorized from the California Department of Education in 1979. In 1989 the California State Legislature formed the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education to review vocational schools and private degree-granting institutions in the state. In 1994 this agency reported that it would be investigating More University as part of a crackdown on private, nonaccredited universities. As Billingsley noted in his 1994 criticism, "According to Darlene Laval, who headed the state council that reviewed More in 1986, all one needed to do for approval at that time was show that they had a certain amount of money and a library, or access to one, 'and that was about it.' There was no review of the school's faculty, facilities, or curricula." Billingsley also reported that the university had 34 faculty members with 15 of them holding doctorates with one from UCLA and 14 from More. More University closed in 1997.
This experimental community was founded on the "More Philosophy". "The concept of perfection" is the "cornerstone" of the "philosophy and lifestyle". Their "working premise is that people and things are right the way they are and include the potential for change". The members consider themselves as social researchers and "responsible hedonists". The community is governed by a strict consensus of the community, a process they call the "one no-vote" system.
The purpose of the community is the research and education of the enjoyment of life, and the enrichment of life's pleasures. Courses offered by members of the organization to the community include topics such as interpersonal communication, sensuality and sex, inter-gender relationships, individual development, among others.
As a result of their research in sensuality, they presented what they state was the first known public demonstration of a woman in a state of orgasm for three hours in 1976.