Pineapple Support To Host Anti-Bullying Webinar

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health resource, will host a free webinar for adult content creators on Thursday, November 19th, during Anti-Bullying Week 2020. The special webinar, “Anti-Bullying: Sex Workers United Against Bullying,” will be led by therapist and adult performer Jasmine Johnson, LCSW.


“This workshop will address the impact of bullying in the workplace, specifically sex work,” says Leya Tanit, founder of Pineapple Support. “Jasmine Johnson is a licensed clinical therapist and boasts over twenty years of experience as an adult entertainer and educator. This webinar is going to tackle some of the issues many performers face in this industry and Jasmine’s passion, experience and expertise are going to help teach how to overcome bullying in any form”


Prior to the webinar, there will be a live Anti-Bullying Twitter AMA with Johnson, in collaboration with Chaturbate. Anyone that wishes to participate can do so by asking questions of Johnson via the hashtag #AskPineappleSupport, starting at 12pm PT (4PM ET) on November 19th.


“It can be challenging to navigate, as a NSFW content creator, the difference between consumers being assertive and downright aggressive,” says Johnson. “We will discuss how to set boundaries personally and professionally; develop a plan to having an anti-bullying platform; and also educate consumers on appropriate ways to communicate with their favorite stars and not violate the Equality Act of 2010! That’s right, it is illegal to harass anyone at work, so let’s get into our rights and responsibilities at being civil behind the screen!”


Pineapple Support was founded by Tanit in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organisation, which is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States and a registered charity in the UK, has so far connected over 1800 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.


The Anti-Bullying: Sex Workers United Against Bullying webinar will take place via Zoom on Thursday, November 19th at 5pm ET and is scheduled to last one hour but may extend. Please visit for more information and to access the webinar link.

How to Overcome Cyberbullying as a Webcam Model by Penelope Banks

It doesn’t matter how good you are as a webcam model, some people just can’t help themselves. Some people are just mean. And we’ve all experienced it a time or two. So today I wanted to share a few things that have helped me and that you can do to overcome cyberbullying as a webcam model.


How to Overcome Cyberbullying

Take a Deep Breath

The first thing that I recommend doing when someone is attempting to cyberbully you, is to take a deep breath. Instead of reacting, just take a nice big deep breath. I can’t tell you the number of people who have called me names, told me I’m ugly and I shouldn’t be a webcam model, or flat out tell me that I’m disgusting.

And comments like those can often be discouraging at times. But what you have to realize is that a lot of the time, these people are dealing with their own problems. They are usually unhappy with themselves and are projecting this onto you. So as much as you want to, try your very best not to take it personally and just take a deep breath.


Don’t Fight Back

When someone is attempting to bully you, don’t fight back. Don’t give them the satisfaction and the power to control your emotions. Especially while you’re working.

If someone comments on one of your posts or comes into your chat room with any kind of negativity, don’t let yourself get sucked into it. Don’t give any attention to it. You’re better than that. You know who you are and what your goals are and that’s all that matters.


Block Them

One of the great things about camming sites is that you can easily block someone if they are bullying your or harassing you. Which is what I always do. The first time someone says something even slightly negative in my room, I block them. And then I move on.

Unfortunately there are times when bullying can turn into harassment and blocking someone just doesn’t work. If this is the case, there are steps you can take to ensure that you are protected. You can use GEO blocking to block countries and you can work directly with a cyber specialist to help protect your privacy.

Talk to Someone

If you’re struggling to overcome cyberbullying, you can always reach out and talk to someone who is there to listen. Pineapple Support offers free or low-cost therapy to those working in the adult industry who are in need of emotional support.


Written by Penelope Banks

Penelope Banks is a webcam model, blogger, and model recruiter.

Twitter: @Akapbanks