Pineapple Support, Stripchat to Host Support Group to Help Resolve Sexual Compulsivity

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, will host a free, online support group with a focus on helping performers and adult industry professionals to resolve sexual compulsivity, sponsored by Stripchat. The six-week support group, “Resolving Sexual Compulsivity” will be led by Pineapple therapist Silva Neves and will start on Thursday, June 9th at 2pm EST.

“Compulsive sexual behaviors are often misunderstood, yet many people struggle with problematic sexual behaviors that feel out of control, causing problems in their lives,” says licensed therapist Silva Neves. “This unique therapeutic group will help you become erotically aware. Rather than focusing on trying to stop behaviors, our main goal is to help you understand your erotic mind and help you to integrate it into your life in a functional way. Sexual compulsivity does not survive when there is meaningful erotic awareness!”

“Sexual compulsivity does not survive when there is meaningful erotic awareness!”

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, which is 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.

“We are a very sexual community,” says Tanit. “Silva’s therapeutic work is crucial for people who are trying to understand their own sexual behavior in a holistic way. Thanks to Striptchat, we have a unique opportunity to talk frankly about our sexuality, and make sure it’s always serving us and meeting our needs.”

Pineapple Support’s “Navigating Relationships” online support group begins on Thursday, June 9th at 2pm EST, and continues weekly for six weeks. For more information about this support group and to reserve a place, visit pineapplesupport.org/support-groups.

Pineapple Support To Host ‘Navigating Relationships’ Support Group

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, will host a free, online support group with a focus on helping performers to better navigate different types of relationships. The six-week support group, “Navigating Relationships” will be led by Pineapple therapist Rachael Farina and will start on Tuesday, May 31st at 3pm EST.

“Throughout the course of this group, we’ll address various topics, such as conflict resolution, communication skills and setting and maintaining boundaries with others,” says licensed Pineapple therapist Rachael Farina. “We’d encourage attendees to try to attend all sessions, so we can maintain consistency for everyone. If there are any important relationships in your life that you would like to strengthen, this group is for you.”

“If there are any important relationships in your life that you would like to strengthen, this group is for you.”

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, which is 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.

“In this six-week, virtual support group, performers will learn how to navigate sexual and romantic relationships, as well as relationships with friends and family”, says Tanit. “Rachael is a talented and licensed therapist who specialises in sexuality, sexual health and relationships. With a non-judgmental, humorous and authentic approach to therapy, attendees will benefit tremendously from understanding how to approach the important relationships in their lives.”

“In this six-week, virtual support group, performers will learn how to navigate sexual and romantic relationships, as well as relationships with friends and family.”

The six-week “Navigating Relationships” support group begins on Tuesday, May 31st from 3pm to 4pm EST, and will take place online each Tuesday at the same time until July 5th. For more information about this support group and to reserve a place, visit pineapplesupport.org/support-groups.

Pineapple Support Announces Monthly Support Group Dedicated to Support Staff

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, expands its corporate training initiative with a drop-in support group dedicated to back-end and support staff that work alongside adult performers and creators. The monthly support group will be led by licensed therapists Steven Mollura and Diane Obeid and will start on Thursday, June 2nd at 12pm EST.

“This group will provide a regular opportunity to meet as a group and discuss mental health in a safe space,” says Pineapple Support therapist Stephen Mollura. “This is a drop-in group, so there’s no pressure to stay for a certain number of sessions, and the group members may change from week to week. It will be an opportunity to talk about any concerns you might have or challenges you may be facing.”

“This group will provide a regular opportunity to meet as a group and discuss mental health in a safe space.”

The support group will take place once a month and will be available exclusively to online adult industry corporate professionals, including model support, content reviewers, tech team members and other employees of companies that sponsor Pineapple Support.

“The adult industry needs to come together as one team to provide comprehensive support for performers,” says Leya Tanit, founder and CEO of Pineapple Support.

“It’s critical that we are able to spot the signs of someone that may be struggling, as well as knowing how to navigate conversations around mental health. But it’s equally important to recognize that support staff experience their own challenges, and need support as well.”

Tanit founded Pineapple Support in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, which is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has so far connected over 5000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counselling and emotional support.

“There’s a real need for increased support for those that work on the other side of the screen,” says Tanit. “While the mental health challenges faced by content reviewers are sometimes acknowledged, many who work behind the scenes in the sex industry face challenges of their own, including some of the same stigma and discrimination as performers. I’m glad we’re reaching this underserved group.”

“While the mental health challenges faced by content reviewers are sometimes acknowledged, many who work behind the scenes in the sex industry face challenges of their own…”

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 Appoints Eve Batelle, Sabien DeMonia as Brand Ambassadors

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, has appointed Eve Batelle and Sabien DeMonia as brand ambassadors. The adult personalities join the eight other ambassadors who represent Pineapple Support, helping to extend support to performers and increase the organization’s reach within the adult community.

Eve Batelle, an adult industry veteran and content creator and Sabien DeMonia, an award-winning adult star and content creator, will be points of contact for performers in the industry who want to know more about the organization and how to receive support.

“Our brand ambassadors are very passionate about the well-being of our community, and actively look for those who may need our support, while helping to raise awareness of Pineapple Support within the adult industry,” says Leya Tanit, CEO and founder of Pineapple Support. “They uphold Pineapple’s values of equality and kindness and work to spread positivity, supporting those in need. I’m thankful to both Eva and Sabien for helping to champion mental health in the community.”

“Our brand ambassadors are very passionate about the well-being of our community, and actively look for those who may need our support…”

Tanit founded Pineapple Support in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, which is 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.

For more information and to become a member of Pineapples United, the membership club for members of the adult industry, 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 To Host Ongoing Support Group for Performers Affected by Conflict In Ukraine

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, will host a free, online support group for performers affected by the conflict in Ukraine. The weekly support group will be led by accredited therapist and counselor Sergei Malkin and will start on Wednesday, April 6th at 12pm CET, running for as long as needed.

“War has devastating effects and extreme destructive power, bringing uncertainty to the future,” says Malkin. “Traumatic events like this can wake up ‘forgotten’ or ‘viscerally stored’ memories of early developmental and attachment trauma, leading to anxiety and depression. At times like these, we need support and holding more than ever. A support group for others in a similar situation may provide a productive forum to share and validate feelings, grieve losses, exchange practical information and give each other hope and 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, which is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has so far connected over 5000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“Sergei is a fantastic therapist and counselor, combining different approaches to help people find suitable tools in order to increase resilience and autonomy,” says Tanit. “He helps people to transform wounds into new resources and to find new ways to restore boundaries and self-esteem. Anyone who has been affected by the conflict in Ukraine is welcome to come and share a safe space where we can help you to build resilience and process what’s happening in a healthy way.”

The ongoing support group for performers affected by the conflict in Ukraine begins on Wednesday, April 6th at 12pm CET, and will take place online each Wednesday at the same time, running as long as is needed. For more information about this support group and to reserve a place, visit https://pineapplesupport.org/support-groups/.

Stripchat Joins Pineapple Support as a Sponsor

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

“If you ask me to describe Stripchat in one sentence, I’d say it’s a place of sexual freedom,” said Rick Morales, head of business at Stripchat. “We are a social platform connecting free and open-minded people who want to preserve their values and enjoy their lives. We are proud of our adult entertainment business and women, men and nonbinary persons’ choice to stream on the platform or use it for their pleasure.”

“Pineapple Support is an exceptional organization providing continuous support to our community for years,” he continued. “We are proud of this partnership and giving back to people taking care of those who work in the adult industry. Teamwork makes the dream work, and we are looking forward to setting many great projects together.”

Pineapple Support, founded in 2018 by Leya Tanit, has so far connected over 5,000 adult performers and industry members to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“I’m incredibly thankful to Stripchat and all the team behind it for their generous support during what has been another challenging year for the industry,” Tanit said. “Stripchat’s contribution will help us reach even more cam models and send the message that there is support available for everyone. We thank them for joining the fight for improved performer well-being and for giving back to the adult industry.”

Pineapple Support is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States. Click here for sponsorship details.

Verify My Age Joins Pineapple Support As Sponsor

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, is pleased to welcome Verify My Age as a supporter-level sponsor. The age-verification specialist joins over sixty adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to the organization.

“Sponsoring Pineapple Support is a no brainer,” says Gavin Worrall, VP of Global Strategic Partnerships for Verify My Age. “Not only do they provide vital support to the industry, but they are an awesome bunch of people and we are very pleased to be playing a role in the success of their mission.”

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, which is 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.

“We’re really grateful for the support of Verify My Age, helping us to continue to provide essential mental health services to the adult community,” says Tanit. “We’re working hard to reach as many performers as possible with our services. Thanks to the help of all of our partners and sponsors, we’re connecting record numbers with therapy, counselling and support.”

To find out more about becoming a sponsor of Pineapple Support, please click here.

OTR Models Joins Pineapple Support As Supporter-Level Sponsor

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, is pleased to welcome OTR Models as a supporter-level sponsor. The webcam community, consultancy and agency joins over sixty adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to the organization.

“Having worked in the adult industry for seven years and with hundreds of models to look after, we understand the importance of mental health and understand the challenges models can face,” says Camilla, Model Mentor for OTR. “Pineapple offers a fantastic array of support and a safe space for those in the industry. We are incredibly excited to be a sponsor and to work closely alongside them. This is a first for webcam agencies and a huge step in the right direction.”

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, which is 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.

“Ensuring cam models have access to mental health services is vital for the future of the industry,” says Tanit. “I’m so grateful to the OTR Models team for helping to expand Pineapple Support’s reach while we work to accelerate and expand our schedule of events and services this year – our most extensive to date.”

To find out more about becoming a sponsor of Pineapple Support, please click here.

Pineapple Support Sets 2022 Support Group, Webinar Schedule

Pineapple Support has announced an initial schedule of support groups and webinars for 2022.

The program includes both drop-in and specialist support groups, as well as a range of webinars on topics critical to performer health.

“I’m optimistic that, after two very difficult years, we’ll see a healthier 2022,” said CEO and founder Leya Tanit. “We’ve targeted our work where the need and demand is greatest, but we’ll be announcing more in the coming weeks and months. Be sure to follow us on social and sign up for our newsletter so that you can hear about upcoming events as they’re announced.”

All events are free unless otherwise specified.

DROP-IN SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Motivational Support Group For Performers & Producers (sponsored by CAM4)
    • Weekly drop-in support group with Nicki Line and Abigail Maher
    • Mondays, 4 p.m. (PST)
  • BIPOC Support Group
    • Weekly drop-in support group with Jasmine Johnson
    • Wednesdays, 4 p.m. (PST)
  • Male Support Group
    • Monthly drop-in support group with Jason Meisel
    • First Thursday of each month, 4 p.m. (PST)

SPECIALIST SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Strengthening the 6 Pillars Of Self-Esteem (sponsored By Pornhub)
    • Six-week support group with Nicki Line
    • Begins Feb. 1, 3 p.m. (PST)
  • DBT – Distress Tolerance (sponsored by Streamate)
    • Six-week support group with Sophia Graham
    • Begins March 3rd, 11 a.m. (PST).
  • Sexual Trauma
    • Six-week support group with Holly Mackin
    • Begins April 28, 12 p.m. (PST)
  • Resolving Sexual Compulsivity
    • Six-week support group with Silva Neves.
    • Begins June 7, 11 a.m. (PST)
  • Sex Work on the Spectrum (sponsored by Streamate)
    • Six-week support group with Nicole Landwehr
    • Begins July 11, 1 p.m. (PST)
  • Reflecting on Loss
    • Six-week support group with Rachael Wells
    • Begins Sept. 1, 2:30 p.m. (PST)
  • DBT — Interpersonal Effectiveness
    • Seven-week support group with Sophia Graham
    • Begins Oct. 6, 11 a.m. (PST)
  • Complex-PTSD — Exploring and Understanding Attachment Trauma
    • Six-week support group with Alex Zoloto
    • Begins Nov. 7, 4 p.m. (PST)
  • Preparing For and Making It Through December Holidays
    • Six-week support group with Emily Richman
    • Begins Dec. 2, 10 a.m. (PST)

WEBINARS

  • What To Expect From Therapy: You Are The Expert! (sponsored By SexyJobs)
    • Hosted by Devin D’shae
    • Feb. 17, 10 a.m. (PST)
  • Healing Through the Mind-Body Connection (sponsored by Xlovecam)
    • Hosted by Lindsay Rothschild
    •  March 21, 9 a.m. (PST)
  • Burnout, Ambition and Self-Sabotage (sponsored By Streamate)
    • Hosted by Steven Mollura
    •  April 21, 12 p.m. (PST)
  • Boundaries On Set (sponsored by Playboy)
    • Hosted by Jasmine Johnson
    • May 5, 10 a.m. (PST)
  • Would I Benefit From Therapy? (sponsored by Rabbit Reviews)
    • Hosted by Devin D’shae
    • Aug. 18, 10 a.m. (PST)
  • Suicidal Ideation
    • Hosted by Nicki Line
    • Sept. 21, 10 a.m. (PST)
  • Situational Anxiety: Engaging Your Whole Brain To Ease Stressful Situations (sponsored by Imlive)
    • Hosted by Emily Richman
    • Oct 14, 10 a.m. (PST)
  • Happy & Distracted: Living With Adult ADHD
    • Hosted by Katherine Smith
    • Dec. 6, 10 a.m. (PST)

For more information, and to make a reservation, click here

Leya Tanit Named 2022 XBIZ Honors ‘Community Figure of the Year’

Pineapple Support founder and CEO Leya Tanit was named “Community Figure of the Year” by the 2022 XBIZ Honors, online industry edition.

“I want to thank XBIZ from the bottom of my heart for this recognition,” Tanit said. “This award only increases my determination to meet the increased demand we’re seeing. We’re pulling out all the stops in 2022, with extra support groups, workshops and online events scheduled to be announced over the coming months. This award is for everyone on the Pineapple team, for all the hard work they’ve been putting in.”

Pineapple Support, founded by Tanit in 2018, has so far connected over 5,000 adult performers and industry members to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support.

Winners of the 2022 XBIZ Honors, online industry edition, were presented Wednesday, Jan. 5 during the XBIZ 2022 conference. Click here for a full list of recipients.