All Things Worn Joins Pineapple Support As Supporter-Level Sponsor

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, is pleased to welcome All Things Worn as a sponsor at the supporter level. The fetish community and marketplace joins over sixty adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to the organization.

“By supporting Pineapple Support, All Things Worn demonstrates its unwavering commitment to the well-being of individuals in the adult industry,” says Natalia Baker, Head of Marketing at All Things Worn. “This support not only contributes to destigmatization efforts but also creates a positive impact on the community as a whole. Through this partnership, All Things Worn aims to foster a more inclusive and supportive environment, ensuring the mental health and overall welfare of those involved in the adult industry.”

Pineapple Support was founded by 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 14,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

“We are very grateful to All Things Worn for helping foster the wellbeing of the fetish community,” says Tanit. “We recognize the unique pressures and challenges faced by those in kink and fetish communities, and we will work together to ensure that they have access to services and support that meet their needs.”

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

 

Pineapple Support 2023 End Of Year Roundup

Since Pineapple Support’s inception in 2018, our commitment to delivering mental health support and resources to workers in the adult industry has only deepened. This year marked another significant chapter in our story – we have now reached over 12,000 industry workers, a testament to our unwavering dedication. However, as the demand for our services continues to rise, the importance of the industry’s support becomes ever more crucial. Together, we can bring about a positive change and ensure that no one in our community is ever left without the care they deserve.

During this year alone, we have:

● Connected nearly 3,500 performers, producers, and other members of the adult community with emotional support and therapy
● Provided over 32,000 one-on-one therapy sessions to adult workers
● Recruited more than 110 new therapists worldwide
● Hosted over 48 webinars and 252 support group meetings
● Spoken at or attended 11 major industry events
● Conducted mental health awareness training sessions for 7 different platforms and businesses
● Provided active listening to over a thousand individuals in need of emotional support
● Hosted 12 corporate training events for current sponsors

Between 300-400 performers use our resources at any one time, and Pineapple Support now has nearly 400 mental health professionals registered with us, providing care across 5 continents and in 19 languages, as well as more than 750 volunteer listeners on our text line.

To date, we have spent over 1.5 million dollars on therapy and support services and provided resources to over 12,000 individuals. Since 2020 we have spent an average of 79% of all donations on therapy and program costs, making us among the most efficient non-profits in the US.

Fundraising
In February we launched a fundraising competition, in partnership with WebCam Lab, that awarded the winner with a trip for two people to Lalexpo VIP, valued at around $4,000 and including flights, hotel, event tickets, and food during the event.

We also launched Pineapple United membership benefits, providing exclusive benefits to members of our adult industry support club, including a range of discounts for products and services from our partners, specifically for adult performers.

Webinars and support groups
We launched numerous drop-in support groups, focusing on themes around autism, ADHD, DBT, bullying, loss, and parenting – as well as support groups specifically catering to those recovering from trauma, suffering from addiction, and survivors of domestic abuse.

We also continued to grow our schedule of webinars, tackling topics including stigma and shame, suicide, generational trauma, and eating disorders.

In-person and online events
This year, we maintained a strong presence at industry events, including the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, XBIZ Miami, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam, the EXXXOTICA Expo, the TES Affiliate Conference in Cascais and Prague, the Bucharest Summit, and Sex Summit Brazil. In addition to taking part in panels and discussions during these conferences, we hosted private retreat spaces for models to escape and connect with mental health experts.

In August, we hosted a one-day wellness event focused on safety, stability, and self-love which featured presentations, classes, and discussions led by Pineapple Support therapists.

Upcoming initiatives
The annual Pineapple Support Mental Health Summit takes place in December where we’ll focus on depression and anxiety. We’ll be gathering leading therapists and experts from around the world to discuss various aspects of mental & physical health, therapy and coping skills, offering insights and advice to performers. The two-day event, which takes place live and entirely online between December 20th and 21st, is free for performers to attend from the comfort of their homes.

We have also launched the Pineapple Support Mental Health Survey for content creators and performers in the industry. Our original survey, launched in 2018, was pivotal in making Pineapple Support such an impactful resource. Five years on, we’re eager to ensure that we are continuing on the right track and providing the best possible care to performers. We’ll use the results to provide better care and support and to ensure a happier, healthier future.

Brand ambassadors
To further extend our reach within the adult community, we have continued to expand our brand ambassador program, introducing Jack Waters, Erica Love, Isla Cox, and Demora Avarice as representatives of Pineapple Support. Together, they act as trusted and impartial points of contact for performers in the industry who want to know more about the organization and how to receive support.

Sponsors
2023 has been another impactful year at Pineapple Support, and none of it would have been possible without our sponsors’ generous contributions. Our efforts in securing new partnerships have been successful, adding 12 new sponsors to our ever-growing family. These additions, along with our loyal renewing members, have been fundamental in sustaining our work.

The collective support from our sponsors, therapists, staff, and community has been vital in connecting numerous workers with essential mental health services amidst this year’s unique challenges. We are deeply grateful for every form of support received — your generosity continues to be the lifeline that not only supports but transforms lives.

With love and respect,

Leya Tanit
President, Pineapple Support

Willow Integra Management Joins Pineapple Support As Supporter-Level Sponsor

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, is pleased to welcome Willow Integra Management as a supporter-level sponsor. The London-based marketing and communications agency joins over seventy adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to the organization.

“Willow Integra is very proud to be able to sponsor an organization such as Pineapple Support,” says Katharina Webhofer, Director of Willow Integra Management. “Mental health isn’t always given enough attention in the adult industry, despite the emotional demands placed on performers and creators. With our sponsorship, we hope to assist Pineapple Support in helping individuals in the industry, to change that narrative and increase emotional wellbeing.”

 

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 12,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

 

“I’d like to thank all the team at Willow Integra Management for their support of our organization,” says Tanit. “Willow’s generous contribution demonstrates their dedication to the health of our industry, and helps us to meet the needs of the community. I’m pleased to welcome them as sponsors.”

 

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

Pineapple Support To Host One-Day Wellness Event – Safety, Stability, and Self-Love

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health non-profit, will host a one-day wellness event focused on safety, stability, and self-love. The event, sponsored by Sextpanther, Sexyjobs, and Stripchat will take place online on August 24th, from 11AM to 4PM PST.

 

The event will include presentations, classes, and discussions led by Pineapple Support therapists, including:

 

  • “The Art Of Self Pleasure” with Nadège Collot (11AM PST)
  • “Love & Relationships After Trauma” with Devin D’Shae (12PM PST)
  • “Petrified Of Saying No” with Steven Mollura (1PM PST)
  • “The Importance Of Playtime” with Emma Martin at (2PM PST)
  • “Dating Yourself” with Devin D’Shae (3PM PST)

 

“Inspiring healthy relationships with yourself and others comes with challenges, particularly when it comes to intimacy,” says Pineapple Support founder and CEO, Leya Tanit. “Creating a stable personal environment and dealing with life’s uncertainties in an appropriate and effective manner is essential to happiness and fulfilment.”

 

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 connected over 10,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

 

“During this one-day event, we focus on being content with what we have, being comfortable within our lives, and being content with our purpose,” says Tanit. “Through self-love and self-nurturing, Pineapple Support therapists and experts hope to inspire safety and security from within.”

 

The one-day “Safety, Stability & Self Love” wellness event will take place online on August 24th, from 11AM to 4PM PST. For more information about this event and to reserve a place, visit https://pineapplesupport.org/safety-stability-self-love/.

Pineapple Support Appoints Erika Love as Brand Ambassador

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, has appointed Erika Love its latest brand ambassador. The popular adult content creator joins ten other ambassadors in repping the org, including Eve Batelle and Sabien DeMonia.

 

Love, a veteran performer and content creator, will become a trusted point of contact for other performers, helping to extend the organization’s support and reach within the adult community for anyone that wants to know more about the organization or how to receive support.

 

“It’s an honor to join Pineapple Support and represent them as an ambassador,” says Erika Love. “For me, this brings together my passions for helping people, cause-marketing, and content creation. I want to help Pineapple Support grow and make a positive change in the adult industry. We all need help sometimes, and the services they provide our community are needed now more than ever.”

 

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 10,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

 

“Our brand ambassadors play a crucial role within the adult community, helping to connect performers with mental health and emotional support services,” says Tanit. “Erika is well-known and respected within the adult community and I’m beyond thankful to her for using her status and network to champion mental health with other performers.”

 

For more information and to become a member of Pineapples United, the membership club for adult industry members, please visit Pineapplesupport.org/Pineapples-United. If you have a business and would like to find out how to become an official sponsor of Pineapple Support, view the available packages by visiting Pineapplesupport.org/sponsorship.

 

Pineapple Support Kicks Off In-House Training and Support Package for Teams with Clips4Sale

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, has launched an in-house training and support program to help team members of sponsor organizations provide better care to both creators and peers and feel supported in their roles.

 

Clips4Sale is the first platform to fully invest in Pineapple Support’s training & support initiative. The package serves to equip team members with the knowledge and resources to better handle difficult situations and empower them with confidence and communication skills.

 

The program includes training, monthly support groups, and regular team check-ins:

 

In-house training package

Pineapple Support will provide Clips4Sale with five training modules, providing the knowledge to equip the team to better address complex and sometimes critical issues, from understanding sexuality and gender identity to identifying a performer in crisis.

 

In-house support groups

As part of the program, Pineapple Support is leading a monthly, in-house, 60-minute support group tailored to the Clips4Sale team’s needs — providing members with a support network, accountability, feedback, and different strategies for tackling difficult issues.

 

In-house check-ins

These mental well-being check-ins provide proactive support to look after the team itself, creating a space to discuss any stressors and providing support for anyone struggling. Additionally, a dedicated Pineapple Support therapist is on hand to provide check-in sessions with staff members upon request.

 

“As longtime members of the fetish community, C4S understands the vital importance of education and our responsibility to models and creators,” says Avery Martin of Clips4Sale. “We’re proud to work with Pineapple Support on this educational series, and to help those working in our industry do so in a way that is safe, aware, and supported.”

 

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 10,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

 

“Our in-house training and support package is designed to take care of the health and well-being of team members, helping them feel valued and supported while creating a sense of community and team spirit,” says Tanit. “By offering Pineapple’s training initiative to their staff members, Clips4Sale is demonstrating a real commitment to its creators and workers. In an increasingly diverse industry, all platforms should be working to ensure that those on them — and those working for them — are safe and supported. I’m thankful that they’ve trusted Pineapple Support to provide this training, and I’m excited to work with them.”

 

As an incentive for participating organizations, the full training and support package could potentially reduce liability insurance costs. Pineapple Support provides certificates that clearly outline all completed courses, which may be taken into consideration during insurance renewals.

 

Other platforms, companies, or organizations that are interested in working with Pineapple Support to deploy a ready-made or bespoke training program can find more information by visiting https://pineapplesupport.org/sponsors-hub/ and should reach out to Pineapple Support directly.

 

To learn more about becoming a sponsor of Pineapple Support, please visit https://pineapplesupport.org/sponsorship. Details about additional ways to support or work with Pineapple can be found on the organization’s website https://pineapplesupport.org.

Pineapple Support To Host Signing Booth At EXXXOTICA Miami

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, will be hosting a signing booth at EXXXOTICA Expo in Miami. The Pineapple team will be joined by popular models on July 15th at booth 514, where fans can get the signature of their favorite model during the annual adult expo.

Pineapple Support therapist Steven Mollura will also be available during the day to provide emotional support to any performer at the event who wants to talk, thanks to a contribution from Chaturbate. Pineapple Support ambassador Finn Fiasko will also be at the booth to represent the organization and to meet with performers and fans.

“Pineapple will be hosting a safe, welcoming space where performers and fans can interact,” says Pineapple Support founder and CEO, Leya Tanit. “It’s a chance for performers to meet with fans on their own terms. We know that signings can be stressful, and so the Pineapple Support team will be on hand to provide emotional support for anyone that wants to talk or decompress during the event.”

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 connected over 10,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling, and emotional support.

The EXXXOTICA Expo takes place on July 14–16, 2023 at the Miami Airport Convention Center. To learn more and to access the full schedule, visit https://www.exxxoticaexpo.com/locations/miami-fl/. To learn more about becoming a sponsor of Pineapple Support, please visithttps://pineapplesupport.org/sponsorship. Details about additional ways to support, as a company or individual, can be found on the organization’s website https://pineapplesupport.org.

GridFlicks Signs On as Pineapple Support Sponsor

Multi-view cam platform GridFlicks has joined over 60 adult businesses and organizations committing funds and resources to Pineapple Support.

“GridFlicks created an opportunity for models to earn passive income from non-paying users to alleviate financial stress and work hours,” said Linley Thompson, Director of Engagement at GridFlicks. “Once we learned Pineapple Support provides access to quality mental health services for models, supporting its mission was an easy decision to make.”

Founded in 2018 by Leya Tanit, Pineapple Support has so far connected over 10,000 adult performers and industry members to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“I’m very grateful to GridFlicks for their support,” Tanit said. “I’m reassured by the backing of such a well-known adult brand, sending a clear and positive message to the industry that the mental health of performers is critical to the health of our industry.”

Pineapple Support is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States; click here for sponsorship details and find the group online and on Twitter.

Visit GridFlicks online.

Grooby Signs On as Pineapple Support Sponsor

Grooby has joined over 60 adult businesses and organizations committing funds and resources to Pineapple Support.

“I am impressed with the progress Pineapple Support has made over the last few years and seeing how dedicated their staff were at the recent shows,” owner and founder Steven Grooby said. “We are very involved in mental health and welfare as a company and we’re happy to help support Pineapple to have a wider reach into all the areas of the industry.”

Founded in 2018 by Leya Tanit, Pineapple Support has so far connected over 10,000 adult performers and industry members to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“Grooby has been an advocate for the care and support of models for years, and I’m glad to be able to work with them,” said Tanit. “Thanks to their incredibly generous support, we can not only reach more models, we can develop programs and workshops that better address the needs of transgender performers — a vital part of our community who nevertheless face stigma and discrimination even within our industry. Thank you to the Grooby team for being such a transformative force in our journey towards empowerment and well-being.”

Pineapple Support is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States; click here for sponsorship details and find the group online and on Twitter.

Visit Grooby online and on Twitter.

SextPanther Expands Sponsorship of Pineapple Support

SextPanther has expanded its commitment to Pineapple Support by becoming a Silver Sponsor of the industry support and therapy service.

“Pineapple Support provides critical and potentially life-saving mental health services to the sex work community and we’re honored to continue to support their efforts,” said SextPanther founder and President Alex. “For the upcoming year, we’ve decided to increase our Pineapple Support sponsorship level from bronze to silver, to further invest in the health and wellbeing of our friends and peers. We are thankful to Pineapple Support for the work they do every day to ensure that SWs everywhere always have the resources available to those in need. From the bottom of our hearts, we love you.”

Founded in 2018 by Leya Tanit, Pineapple Support has so far connected over 10,000 adult performers and industry members to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“I’m filled with gratitude for the continued support and generosity of SextPanther,” said Tanit. “SextPanther has consistently shown dedication and commitment to creator well being. The decision to increase support this year is a testament to the gains we are making together. This level of support doesn’t just sustain us, it helps us grow and be bigger than we are. Thank you to Alex and his team for making our industry a better place.”