Pineapple Support is Looking for Volunteers To Join Their Team of Listeners

Becoming a Volunteer Listener for Pineapple Support

Volunteer listeners have full control over when and how long they are available to listen. They provide a safe, anonymous, caring, non-judgemental and completely stigma free space for adult industry performers to reach out.

 

What it means to become a listener.

Pineapple Support provides free emotional support 24/7 to people within the adult entertainment industry. We want to support others so they never have to feel alone. Having someone there to listen can make all the difference in someone’s life. Active listening is a great way to support someone. It’s not solving problems, it’s helping someone feel heard, valued, and understood.

Pineapple Support have joined up with 7 Cups of Tea, one of the biggest and best emotional support platforms. When you join Pineapple Support, you not only get to feel good about doing something awesome.

– You become part of the community that genuinely cares and helps others. As a listener, you have access to peers, other listeners, and mentors.

– You develop excellent active listening skills, which will strengthen your relationships, improve your confidence, and equip you to deal with conflicts.

– You get free hands-on training that is designed to help you learn by doing. As 7 Cups says, training is directly relevant and immediately applicable to your life.

Here is how it works: we provide free online training & support – all you need is an internet connection to get started.

  • Free active listening course
  • Online volunteering from home (or via app!)
  • Control your own availability to listen
  • Get certifications to boost your resume
  • Get support & coaching from friendly mentors
  • Feel amazing that you are making a difference in other peoples lives!

 

Click here and join our team of listeners today.

Pornhub Promotion & MojoHost Infrastructure Make 12/17 A Banner Day For Pineapple Support

December 17, 2018 – Today was a landmark day in the history of PineappleSupport.com thanks to a huge promotional step by PornHub.com and a monumental effort by the wonderful staff at MojoHost. The charity site saw a 21,000% increase in traffic over the previous day, thanks to Pornhub adding a clickable banner icon to its front-page logo in honor of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

As you might expect, the sudden influx of that much traffic caused a temporary outage of the PineappleSupport.com website itself. A problem that made the site inoperable and unreachable by some who might need access to the therapeutic services offered by the organization free of charge to anyone in the adult entertainment community who may be in need.

“It’s rare for a site to have a twenty-seven thousand percent traffic increase without any notice, we weren’t aware of the promotion ahead of time, but we do understand the particular importance of PineappleSupport being up because of the life-saving services they provide,” said Brad Mitchell, CEO of MojoHost.com. “Getting the site back up as quickly as we did is a credit to everyone working here 24/7 on our technical staff, and we are honored to be the trusted host of Pineapple and everyone they work with throughout the year.”

As CEO of PineappleSupport.com, Ms. Leya Tanit was thankful for the attention that Pornhub provided and the infrastructure that MojoHost has in place. “As a charity, we are much more about helping people than about marketing or webhosting maintenance, so working with people who are at the top of those fields is truly gratifying. The visibility Pornhub provided today may actually save lives, simply by helping so many people to find PineappleSupport when they need us. Similarly, the reliability of MojoHost and their ability to solve any technical challenges so quickly empowers our own brand by showing people they can rely on our site whenever they need it.”

The full blog post published on Pornhub can be found here: https://www.pornhub.com/blog/7071, and on the heels of a recent announcement to sponsor holiday dinners in several locations for adult workers, Pornhub is demonstrating their desire to make sure that the adult business is one that is also a healthy, safe and positive environment for all the people who make it such a joyous source of entertainment around the globe.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we have received to the announcement of our partnership with Pineapple Support,” said Natalia Maurlan of ModelHub. “With so many positive comments from sex workers as a result, we hope that others will consider supporting our community in impactful ways as well.”

To get active as a sponsor, volunteer or to receive the help you may need please visit http://www.Pineapplesupport.com today!

Pineapple Support and Clips4Sale debut 2019 Fundraising Calendar

To help raise additional funds for performer mental health services, Pineapple Support has debuted a new calendar in conjunction with Clips4Sale and photographer Scott Church.

Sales from the calendar will help raise needed funds so that Pineapple Support can continue to provide mental health care for people in the adult industry.

Pineapple Support is providing 24/7 emotional support for performers during the holidays, as well as connecting performers in need with no- and low-cost sessions with therapists.

The 2019 calendar features a set of photos by Church on the island of Ibiza.

Church’s work has appeared in Playboy Magazine, VH1, Maxim, Penthouse and Skin Too, among others. The calendar photographs were taken exclusively for Pineapple Support.

“It is only through the support of organizations and individuals such as Clips4Sale and Scott Church that Pineapple Support can provide the industry with the mental health care and emotional support needed,” said Leya Tanit, president and founder of Pineapple Support. “Sales of these calendars will raise funds to pay for therapy sessions for performers in need.”

Neil, founder of Clips4Sale, said that for 15 years Clips4Sale has “proudly represented producers and models that wish to share their content online with a massive audience. Now providing more than 1,000 categories to choose from and over 7 million video clips, Clips4Sale has continued to be the No 1 clip download site for fans and performers alike.”

“Clips4Sale is proud to be a primary sponsor of the Pineapple Support Charity,” he said. “After many years of seeing first hand how some people in the industry have struggled to be well, I am very pleased to see a real organization taking their cause seriously, and proud to be able to work with such a great charity to offer help to individuals who need it.”

To buy a Pineapple Support Calendar, visit PineappleSupport.com/shop.

ModelHub and PornHub Sponsor Pineapple Support

At the Modelhub and the Pornhub Model Program, the safety and wellbeing of their models, and of all sex workers, are our number one priorities.

That’s why, in honor of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, they proudly announced their new partnership with Pineapple Support, an online mental health service developed specifically for adult industry models and performers.

As we know, ours can be a trying industry, with its own unique set of struggles. While stigma associated with the adult industry is slowly starting to change, we know that being a part of this community can make certain relationships, conversations and situations very complicated. It can even take a toll on your emotional health. That’s why we’re making sure you have the resources you need to stay happy, healthy, and profitable.

Pineapple Support and Pornhub share a common goal – making sure that all sex workers and porn performers have access to the care they need.

Everybody deserves mental health services, but they can be inaccessible for a number of reasons – some models may not be able to find a provider that is sex-worker-friendly. Some others may simply not have good providers available in their area. Many others are unable to access mental health services due to prohibitive cost.

We’re looking to change that.

Pineapple Support provides 24/7 emotional support, meaning you’ll be able to chat anonymously, for free, with one of Pineapple’s Trained Listeners – they are specially trained to offer empathetic support, and listen to you without prejudice or stigma.

Chatting with a Trained Listener is completely free, and access to a licensed therapist through Pineapple Support is subsidized or also free.

Take care of yourself, so that you can keep taking care of business:

Sign Up To Pineapple Support Today.

 

If you’re able, please also consider donating in honor of International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers, to help make sure everyone can have access to mental health services.

Paxum Matches Donations To Pineapple Support

As a preferred payment method for adult industry performers, Paxum is taking a stand in the fight for performer rights and personal safety by matching donations to Pineapple Support.

According to the company, a year ago shock waves rippled through the adult industry when news spread that beautiful and talented performer August Ames had tragically taken her own life as a result of mental illness. The distressing news came quickly after several other adult performer suicides and made a huge impact on the industry, with many performers expressing shock, confusion, and grief. As a result, some offered themselves to their colleagues for support and comfort should they find themselves in a similar position.

For one performer in particular though, Leya Tanit, the news of so many performer suicides in just a few short months compelled her to take urgent action to create a positive change for performers’ mental health worldwide. Through pure determination and dedication coupled with valuable industry support, just a few months later, Tanit’s idea is already a concrete reality with her founding of Pineapple Support — a registered non-profit organization dedicated to providing 24/7 mental health support for all industry performers, with no discrimination, judgment or stigma attached.

When the Winter Holiday season approaches many of us find the shortened days and colder temperatures can contribute to increased feelings of negativity, loneliness, anxiety, and depression. For some people, suicidal thoughts can push through more prominently during the winter; more than in any other season, so as human beings it’s important to provide support to our fellow human beings when we can.

Paxum wholeheartedly backs Pineapple Support and its goal to support all adult performers. To provide these services takes funding, and so Paxum will be matching all donations to Pineapple Support during December and January, up to $2,000, when sent through Paxum.

“We invite you to join us to help make a difference for all performers in the adult industry,” Paxum’s Ruth Blair says, explaining that “Every donation counts, whether you donate $1, $5, $10, or $100, Paxum will match you!”

Blair says every penny will go to Pineapple Support, which as a registered non-profit organization, can use Paxum services completely free.

“Providing this much-needed service to the adult industry through Pineapple Support is something I feel extremely passionate about,” Tanit explains, “and with companies such as Paxum not only sharing this passion but generously offering their support, we are able to offer therapy, counseling, and emotional support to the many who often could otherwise fall through the cracks.”

To donate, simply send your donation via Paxum to contact@pineapplesupport.org.

For more information, click here.

Pineapple Support Strikes Deal with Industry Attorney Corey D. Silverstein

Pineapple Support is pleased to announce that in addition to engaging adult industry Corey D. Silverstein and his firm Silverstein Legal as retained counsel, a deal has been struck where Silverstein Legal attorneys will be made available to Pineapple Support clients who require legal services at special rates.

Launched in response to the many lives lost to suicide in the adult industry, Pineapple Support provides free mental health support, psychotherapy and counselling to all persons working in the adult online entertainment industry. Founder of the non-profit Leya Tanit states “Without discrimination, judgement or stigma, Pineapple Support will alleviate the isolation felt by many performers.”

Silverstein Legal was founded in 2006 by industry attorney Corey D. Silverstein and prides itself as being the premiere boutique law firm representing all facets of the adult industry. The services Silverstein Legal provides includes, business law, civil litigation, contracts, criminal defense, dispute resolution, entertainment law, internet law, intellectual property, first amendment (free speech), media law, and more. More information about Silverstein Legal and adult industry attorney Corey D. Silverstein can be found at http://MyAdultAttorney.com.

“Mental health and support services has often been a neglected area in the adult industry and it’s clear that Pineapple Support is being built to quickly fill the gap.” said Corey D. Silverstein. “In speaking with and getting to know, Leya Tanit, it became clear to me that Leya’s passion and desire to improve support services for performers is the driving force in her life.” Silverstein continued. “Leya inspired me to want to help which is why I’m very pleased to announce that Silverstein Legal will offer special rates for Pineapple Support clients who are seeking legal services.”

“Corey D Silverstein is a well known and respected figure in the adult industry, when he offered not only his to counsel to Pineapple Support but to provide our clients with special rates I was overwhelmed by his kindness and generosity.” Said Leya. “Finding an attorney with such extensive knowledge of the adult industry is extremely hard and generally expensive. Corey’s help has allowed Pineapple Support to free up much needed resources and enabled us to provide therapy to more performers and producers who need our help.” “Extending his offer of special legal rates to all of those coming to us for emotional support and therapy helps to ensure a level of safety and education that I know will make a huge difference to many in the industry.”

Pineapple Support is a Delaware non-profit in the process of applying for 501c3, tentatively expecting completion in early 2019.

Pineapple Support Combats CyberBullying with #BullyBusters Campaign

Anti Bullying week 2018 is November 12-16th and Pineapple Support is launching an online campaign to help tackle cyber bullying, combating negativity with positivity.

“Being bullied is oftentimes thought of as simply having to put up with unpleasant behavior. A more realistic perspective is thinking of bullying as a traumatic, torturous, and systematic destruction of a person’s self-worth and self-belief. The damage inflicted can be devastating.”

Social media plays a huge part in the life of every person working in the adult industry; twitter in particular is one of the most popular sites as it is the only mainstream platform without censorship. When a performer opens a Twitter account it allows their fans and any one of Twitter’s millions of users, to interact with them, they become instantly accessible.
Small thoughts are published often without due consideration and once out for the world to see, it is too late to retract a statement possibly said in anger or with a few too many wines in the system. Public reactions to single posts have resulted in textual attacks from strangers, fans and peers. These attacks can get personal and incessant.

In this TED talk Monika Lewinsky speaks of her experience with cyberbullying and how compassion helped to combat shame – The video is 20 minutes but a wonderful watch.

The recent examples of cyber bullying have been in short, disturbing, with young men and women taking their own lives due to the way in which both the public and other industry performers have treated them. We should never underestimate the power of words and the effect they can have, particularly if a person is already feeling vulnerable.

This effect works both ways and Pineapple Support is starting a revolution of kindness and compassion. The #BullyBusters campaign combats the negative remarks of cyberbullies by encouraging others to leave positive comments, to reach out to individuals and show support. This should be done without engaging in any conversation with the bully or with any reference to the bully’s comments.
If you see someone being bullied, simply write something nice about that person and #bullybusters to encourage others to do the same.

 

 

While researching for Bullying Awareness Week we came across some useful blogs about what to do if you or someone else is being bullied on social media, the links are below.

https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/cyber-bullying-and-online-abuse

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/twitter-harassment-cyberbullying

 

Clips4Sale And Pineapple Support Team Up and Take Action

As we reach the end of another year we look back on 2018 and recall fond memories of shows attended and milestones reached. Sadly not all memories are happy ones, 2018 saw the loss of many lives in the industry, shining stars, friends and peers. When Clips4Sale heard of Pineapple Support’s mission to provide outreach, emotional support and assistance to those working in the adult industry, they immediately offered resources.

For over 15 years Clips4Sale has continued to be the #1 clip download site. Proudly representing all producers and models that wish to share their videos with the world. With over 1,000 categories to choose from and over 7 million video clips, it is clear why Clips4Sale is continuing to attract those wanting to sell or purchase adult video clips.

“Clips4Sale is proud to be a sponsor of Pineapple Support Charity.” Said Neil, visionary founder of Clips4Sale. “After many years of seeing first hand the struggles people in the industry have, I am very proud to be able to work with a great charity that can offer help to those individuals who need it the most.”

After the recent tragic events that left the adult industry in shock, the non-profit organization was formed. Pineapple Support provides emotional support and mental health care to all those working in the adult industry. Founder and president of Pineapple Support Leya Tanit said, “Our industry has lost too many beautiful souls, it is time we took action.”

“Since I began my career in the adult industry back in 2010, Clips4Sale have always been a company I look upon fondly.” Said Leya, “Their ethos to treat every producer and model equally, no matter their ranking, status, looks, sexual preference or fetish is one close to my heart. Neil actually has his personal mobile number available on the website for studio owners to contact him directly. This approach to the business, to look at producers and talent as individuals rather than assets is part of what makes Clips4Sale a very special company within this industry.”

Clips4Sale are set to become a major sponsor of Pineapple Support once US legal filings are confirmed and have already shown their support over the past few months by providing Pineapple with resources at adult conventions across the US. They have most recently sponsored the production of a Pineapple Support 2019 calendar, which will be available to buy online at www.PineappleSupport.com and at industry conventions over the coming months. Leya Tanit adds, “During these first few months, I honestly don’t know what Pineapple Support would have done without Clips4Sale’s support and shared vision.”

Pineapple Support is a registered charity in the UK and is currently filing in the US as a 501c3 non-profit. Confirmation is anticipated early 2019.

 

To become a sponsor of Pineapple Support or to provide resources to assist with their work, please visit www.PineappleSupport.org

Pineapple Sundae Radio Show Now Available As Podcast

The Pineapple Sundae radio show which is hosted by Pineapple Support’s President Leya Tanit and UK based therapist Shelly is broadcast live every Sunday at 12pm EST on Demonseed Radio and has been growing from strength to strength since it was launched on the 13th of May this year.

Pineapple Sundae hosts discuss different mental health topics each week and interview some of the industry’s biggest stars, new talent and veterans, inviting them to share their personal experiences and opinions. Although many of Pineapple Sundae’s topics may be serious, co-hosts Leya and Shelly always manage to keep a good balance of compassion and humor throughout the two hour shows.

To date the pair has discussed everything from substance misuse, depression, anxiety and coping with suicide, to maintaining a good work/life balance, relationship in the industry and being kinky.

This week all the episodes that have been aired to date were made available to listen to as podcasts. Leya Tanit states “It is of paramount importance that the complexities working in the adult industry can have on a performer’s life and therefore their mental health are discussed openly. It not only helps others within the industry understand that they are not alone in their experiences, but exposes consumers to the fact that performers are real people.”

Pineapple Sundae podcasts are available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pineapple-sundae/id1439021361?mt=2

MojoHost Provides Web Hosting For Pineapple Support

Adult industry’s most established web hosting company MojoHost has provided Pineapple Support with free web hosting for both their UK and US non-profit websites.

MojoHost is regarded as the favourite web hosting site for adult sites and for us it is clear why. Solely focused on hosting solutions, MojoHost is distinguished by its unrelenting commitment to customer satisfaction and constant innovation. Sound financial practices and continued reinvestment have given MojoHost unrestrained ability to attract exceptional, caring staff and employ leading hardware and software to deliver a superior hosting experience.

The company will soon be announcing the launch of MojoCloud, “the first high performance purpose-built cloud to serve the adult space. It will come to market with petabytes of available S3 compatible storage, terabytes of RAM and almost a thousand CPU cores.” MojoHost is “changing the way digital entertainment is served with its turnkey integration into MojoCDN’s global footprint.”

MojoHost’s CEO Brad Mitchell has taken in avid interest in Pineapple Support since he was first introduced to the organization earlier this year. Leya Tanit, president of Pineapple Support states “I honestly believe that without Brad’s advice and friendship, Pineapple Support would not have accomplished all that it has in the past few months.”

MojoHost provides service to more than 800 adult companies around the world, representing more than 50,000 adult websites and Pineapple Support couldn’t be happier to become part of their ever growing Mojo family.

“Thank you Brad and MojoHost for your kindness and continued support.” – Leya

#ThatsGoodMojo