COUM's confrontational performance work, dealing with such subjects as sex work, pornography, serial killers, and occultism, represented a concerted attempt to challenge societal norms and attracted the attention of the national press.
As of February 2011, the site claims to have an active user base between 5–6,000 users.
P-Orridge left the United Kingdom as a result of the incident and settled in New York City.
There, P-Orridge married Jacqueline Mary Breyer, later known as Lady Jaye, in 1995, and together they embarked on the Pandrogeny Project, an attempt to unite as a "pandrogyne", or single entity, through the use of surgical body modification to physically resemble one another.
At 68 years old, Zoom was diagnosed in 2015 with an aggressive form of bladder cancer and began immediate treatment.
He has since stated that he is "cancer-free" but will continue receiving chemotherapy treatments.