International Friendship Day

Ever since this day was first celebrated in 1958, it has allowed countless people to come together and be as one. The very first ‘World Friendship Day’ on the 30th July was set up by an international organisation called the ‘World Friendship Crusade’. Some countries, such as Brazil and Argentina celebrate on the 20th, whilst India, the UAE and Bangladesh celebrate on the first Sunday in August and the USA on February 15th.

Their theme – “Sharing the human spirit through friendship”. The aim is to share emotions and spread happiness and serenity, which in turn will allow you to conquer the hearts of others. Ultimately bringing the whole world together under one big, happy roof.

Although it started in 1958 in the North American state of ‘Paraguay’, it was only in 2011 that the UN General Assembly declared 30th July as an official ‘International Friendship Day’. They proposed that friendship can inspire peace efforts between peoples, countries, culture and individuals. It emphasises the fact that friendship, especially amongst the younger generation, promotes and understanding and respect for diversity.

How Can You Join In?

One of the best ways to celebrate is by spending time with friends. Make a point of scheduling a fun activity or go for something simpler. You can,

  • Organise a get together with those you haven’t seen for a while
  • Go to lunch or dinner
  • Invite them to yours for a buffet (get each person to bring some food and drink)
  • Visit your local park
  • Go for a countryside walk
  • Cycling
  • Volunteer at a local charity
  • Join a local activity club to learn a new skill or hobby

Sometimes, we need to take ourselves out of our comfort zone to enable the mind and soul to become refreshed. When we take on a new task, or accomplish something we’ve never done before, it gives us a reason to live and love. Doing it with friends gives us an even greater boost.

Friends Come with Benefits

As much as sharing a problem with a friend helps, sharing positive actions and experiences has amazing benefits. It provides memories which you can return to whenever you are feeling a little bit down. It gives a piece of common ground between those you shared the experience with.

Even the organising of a shared event can give much positivity to both the planner and the group as a whole. Friends can give you a boost when you need it, and close friends may even do it when you don’t realise yourself that you are in need!

Sharing is Caring

Confidence and affirmations go a long way to providing an upbeat situation. They also produce a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) amongst those present.

Even something a small as saying “Hi, how are you?” to a few of your friends each day will mean a huge amount to many. Knowing that someone is thinking about you is a huge boost. It gives them an instant warm fuzzy feeling and brightens their day. The best bit is, for every friend you motivate with a caring thought, they in turn can pass on to their friends. It’s a win – win situation and spreads the love even further.

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Some Quotes for Friendship Day

Last but by no means least, here are some inspiring friendship quotes for sharing.

William Shakespeare “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”

Alfred Tennyson “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.”

Jim Morrison “True friendship is like health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.”

Helen Keller “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light’”

Socrates “In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.”

Aristotle “Friends are the family you choose.”

John Churton Collins “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”

Unknown “Finding friends with the same mental disorder is priceless.”

Albert Einstein “Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.”


And here is mine “Sow the seeds of friendship every day so that your harvest is plenty.”

Love Carla x

Razor Edge Talent Joins Pineapple Support As Sponsor

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, is pleased to welcome Razor Edge Talent as a supporter-level sponsor. The talent management group joins over sixty adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to the organization.

“I have witnessed firsthand the wonderful things Pineapple Support has been able to do for some very close friends dealing with important issues,” says Daniel Hogue, C0-Founder of Razor Edge Talent. “I, as well as my Partner Bambi Bliss of Razor Edge Talent, am proud to be in a position to finally start to give back a little of what they have done for the community that has been my life for that last 25 years. We look forward to doing more and more as we grow!”

“As a transgender performer, I truly believe in supporting one another through our experiences and knowledge,” says Bambi Bliss, Co-Founder of Razor Edge Talent. “I have gained immense knowledge and a deeper understanding of myself through similar programs. Pineapple Support is a safe space for our community, that we at Razor Edge Talent will always support.”

Pineapple Support was founded by British performer Leya Tanit in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has connected over 5,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

“I’d like to thank Razor Edge Talent and all the team for their generosity and support,” says Tanit. “It’s important to have the support of talent management organizations like Razor Edge Talent, that work directly with performers. The more performers that know where and how to access mental health services, the stronger our entire community is as a result. Thanks to all our sponsors, we can continue to add to our jam-packed schedule of events this year, as well as meet the ever-increasing demand for our services.”

To learn more about becoming a sponsor of Pineapple Support, please visit Details about additional ways to support, as a company or individual, can be found on the organization’s website

Pineapple Support To Host Two-Day “Sex and Self” Wellness Event

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, will host a two-day wellness event featuring a range of workshops and panels from sexual wellness experts. The “Sex and Self” event, which is free for adult performers, will take place online on July 20th and 21st, starting at 10 am PST.

The event is sponsored by Stripchat, Clips4Sale, Loyalfans,, ePlay, and Fleshlight, and will feature ten online workshops, panels, and sessions over the course of two days. The schedule of events is designed to help attendees explore sexual wellness as a tool for healing, growth, and empowerment:

July 20th 2022

“First Time Reflections” Presented by Rachael Wells

10am PST, 1pm EST, 6pm GMT

With panelists; Prince Jean, Ebony Mystique, Eve Batelle, Dirty Drizzy

“Hello Body, Let’s Be Friends” with Danielle Dass

11am PST, 2pm EST, 7pm GMT

“The Magic of Intimacy” with Danny Santos

2pm PST, 5pm EST, 8pm GMT

“Sex After Trauma: Why it’s Difficult, and What to Do About It” with Alicia Graham

1pm PST, 4pm EST, 9pm GMT

“Pass Explained” with PASS Executive Director Ian O’Brian and Valerie Webber

2pm PST, 5pm EST, 10pm GMT

July 21st, 2022

“Raising the standards – intimacy coordination on adult film sets” with Izzy

10am PST, 1pm EST, 6pm GMT

“Maintaining Your Sexual Autonomy: Communication, Needs, and Boundaries” with Keziah Mayers

11am PST, 2pm EST, 7pm GMT

“Coming back to yourself: Increasing Your Pleasure Potential” with Nicoletta Heidegger

12pm PST, 3pm EST, 8pm GMT

“Can Porn Educate?” Presented by Diane Obeid

1pm PST, 4pm EST, 9pm GMT

With panelists; Evie Rain, Araneae Mactans, Sommer Isabella, Alex 7Veils, Chrissy LeBlanc, Samantha Lexi

“The Intimacy of Daily Life: Connecting with Our Capacity for Immersion ” with Charlie Nicely

2pm PST, 5pm EST, 10pm GMT

“Let’s talk about sex and its relation to our wellbeing, our connection with others, and most importantly, our connection with ourselves,” says Pineapple Support CEO and Founder Leya Tanit. “Sexual energy can be a powerful tool to heal and it can also be the base of a wound to heal from. Exploring our connection with our bodies and learning how to set boundaries, express ourselves and explore how past traumas can affect current relationships can be a huge step toward inner healing and growth.”

“Sexual energy can be a powerful tool to heal and it can also be the base of a wound to heal from.”

Tanit founded Pineapple Support in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has so far connected over 5,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

“I want to personally thank all of our wonderful sponsors for helping to make this event possible,” says Tanit. “Join us and our team of experts as we explore our sexual selves, empower and let’s learn to love ourselves that little bit more.”

The “Sex and Self” wellness event will take place online on July 20th and 21st. The event is free to attend and places are limited. For more information and to register, please visit