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Pineapple Support, Chaturbate Partner on ‘Malibu Wellness Retreat’

 

Pineapple Support will host a free daylong wellness retreat in Malibu, sponsored by Chaturbate, Monday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST).

The event is described by a rep as “perfect relax-and-reset experience to balance your body and mind after the excitement of the XBIZ ShowX3 and the XBIZ Awards. Unplug from your busy daily life and recalibrate the mind and body for a day of relaxation surrounded by nature at our exclusive Malibu wellness retreat.”

A schedule of activities designed to help attendees unwind includes breathwork, yoga, a sexual wellness seminar, massage, tarot, facials and a sunset sound bath.

Free transport from the Kimpton Everly Hotel, site of the XBIZ Show, to the location will be provided along with a free welcome smoothie.

“Chaturbate is happy to be the exclusive sponsor of Pineapple Support’s Malibu Wellness Retreat,” COO Shirley Lara said. “The overall health and wellness of the Chaturbate community, including mental, physical and sexual health, is extremely important to the our team. The Malibu Wellness Retreat is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and refocus yourself and your overall health for a successful year.”

Pineapple Support, founded by Leya 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.

“Thanks to the generosity of Chaturbate, our sponsor for this retreat, we’ve created the perfect experience to relax, reset and balance,” Tanit said. “We’re so excited to invite you to our exclusive Malibu Wellness Retreat for the chance to really unplug from busy, daily life and reconnect with yourself, all while surrounded by nature.”

Click here for additional details and to register; space is limited.

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

Leya Tanit’s personal journey, including the founding of Pineapple Support, was the cover story for the November issue of XBIZ World; click here to read it.

Pineapple Support to Host Mental Health Summit This Week

Pineapple Support will host its third annual Mental Health Online Summit on Thursday and Friday this week starting at 10 a.m. (PST).

The theme is “Security in an Uncertain World,” which will cover the topics of resilience, support, security and planning for the future; the event is free and will take place entirely online via Zoom.

Friday’s panels and presentations coincide with the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

The schedule for both days follows:

Thursday

  • 10 a.m. (PST): “Legal Update” (Corey D. Silverstein, Lawrence G. Walters)
  • 11 a.m. (PST): “Self-Esteem Rocks!” (Dr. Tracy Moore)
  • 12 p.m. (PST): “Discrimination” (Lotus Lain, Amberly Rothfield, Ana Foxx)
  • 1 p.m. (PST): “The New Yo” (Dr. Tracy Moore)
  • 2 p.m. (PST): “Industry Insiders” (Andra Chirnogeanu and panelists Corey Silverstein, Austin Fiascone, Alex Lecomte, Nikki Night, Michelle LeBlanc, Vanessa Eve)

Friday

  • 10 a.m. (PST): “Money, Money, Money” (Steven Mollura and panelists MelRose Michaels, Jonathan Corona, Chris Viser, Michelle Marriot)
  • 11 a.m. (PST): “Creating & Maintaining Boundaries for Adult Entertainers” (Stephanie Sigler)
  • 12 p.m. (PST): “It Really is Okay to Not be Okay” (Rachael Wells)
  • 1 p.m. (PST): “Support Systems” (Nicki Line)
  • 2 p.m. (PST): “Advice From The Inside” (Alex Lecomte and panelists Isla Cox, Callum & Cole, Ela Darling, Brandon Areana)

“After the turbulence of the last 18 months, this year the Pineapple Support annual Mental Health Summit is focused on security,” said founder and CEO Leya Tanit. “I’d like to thank our generous partners for helping to make this event possible. We’ll have some of the top therapists and industry experts from around the globe discussing different aspects of mental and physical health, therapy and coping skills.”

Pineapple Support, founded 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.

“This event is 100% free and open to all adult industry performers, to watch from wherever they are in the world, so you don’t even need to get dressed,” Tanit added. “Registration is open now for anyone that wants to learn about others’ experiences, coping skills and tips and tricks to stay secure both mentally and financially during a time when disruption has become the new normal. This might be the most important summit you attend.”

Event partners include Chaturbate, Flirt4Free and Pornhub with BabeStation, Loyalfans, MyOnly.chat and Xlovecam.

Visit PineappleSummit.org for additional details, including how to register.

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

Leya Tanit’s personal journey, including the founding of Pineapple Support, is the cover story for the November issue of XBIZ World; click here to read it.

Pineapple Support to Host Roundtable Discussion With European Industry Orgs

Pineapple Support will host a free, online roundtable discussion with leading European organizations that provide resources to the adult industry, sponsored by AdultWork and XBIZ.

The event will take place via Zoom on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. (GMT).

The “Community Collaboration UK” roundtable discussion is free for members of the adult industry and will feature representatives from London-based sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street, FSC Europe and nonprofit community interest company Support Network for Adult Professionals (SNAP).

“Join us for this important discussion to find out what resources are available to you and how the impact of the last 18 months has affected change within the industry,” said Pineapple Support founder Leya Tanit. “I’d like to extend a huge thank you to AdultWork and XBIZ for sponsoring this event. Their support helps us to connect European adult performers with the vital resources available to them.”

For additional details, and to register, click here.

Those with specific questions for any of the participating organizations are encouraged to email contact@pineapplesupport.org.

Pineapple Support to Host Online Event ‘Navigating Relationships’

Pineapple Support will host a free, two-day webinar on how to successfully navigate relationships for adult performers on August 25-26.

The event will be led by Pineapple Support therapists and counselors with sponsorship support from Adult Time, Chaturbate, ePlay, Flirt4Free, Segpay and SextPanther.

The two-day schedule of events follows:

Wednesday August 25

10 a.m (PDT): “Healing from codependency” with Ivy Kwong
11 a.m (PDT): “Relationship diversities” with Silva Neves
12 p.m. (PDT): “Communication from the heart” with Nicki Line
1 p.m. (PDT): “Ethical non-monogamy” with Melissa Lesane
2 p.m. (PDR): “Relationships in the industry — Reinvention” with Rachel Wells
Thursday August 26

10 a.m (PDT): “Defining your needs in a relationship” with Alex Mufson
11 a.m (PDT): “Hot crossed boundaries” with Emily Richman
12 p.m. (PDT): “Relationships after trauma” with Shea Graham
1 p.m. (PDT): “Loving yourself” with Wendy Haggerty
2 p.m. (PDR): “Red flags” with Alex Mufson
“We’re proud to support Pineapple as they work to provide guidance, validation and understanding to the performers in our industry,” President of Flirt4Free David Aguilar said. ”Every human being needs support, particularly those whose occupational stigma can blind the general public to the dynamic, creative and passionate people they are.”

Chaturbate COO Shirley Lara said the company is pleased to join Pineapple Support in sponsoring the event.

“The health and wellness of the Chaturbate community is a top priority and we encourage everyone to attend this event for guidance on how to create and foster a healthy relationship,” she added.

The group, 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.

“No matter which industry you work in or what you do, finding and maintaining relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be a challenge,” Tanit said. “Add the complications and unique stressors of working in the adult industry and the prospect can sometimes feel out of reach. These webinars will help adult workers navigate and thrive in their personal lives.”

Click here for additional event details, including how to register.

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

Pineapple Support to Hold 3-Day ‘Healing Through Kink’ Workshop

Pineapple Support has announced a three-day event, “Healing Through Kink,” focusing on the benefits and psychology behind BDSM and fetish.

The event will take place online April 27- 29 and is free for adult performers.

“Kink can be seen as a sensual, intimate and powerful somatic practice which many people find healing,” said Leya Tanit, founder and president of Pineapple Support.

“There is strength in being able to reclaim parts of your sexuality that have been buried or feel shame-fueled from past trauma,” Tanit added, inviting performers to “join us on this journey, while we discover how being a part of the kink and BDSM lifestyle can affect mental health and possibly help persons heal from past trauma.”

The “Healing Through Kink” event is sponsored by ShinyBound.com, Kink.com, Feet4Cash, LoyalFans and Clips4Sale. The virtual event will include live webinars from therapists, counselors and mental health experts, as well as panels and round table discussions with performers and producers.

Day 1 — Tuesday, April 27 (all times PDT)

10 a.m. — BDSM And How To Use It To Heal Past Trauma, with Rachael Wells

11 a.m. — BDSMeditation, with Jordan Wolan

2 p.m. — Trauma, Drama & Kink, with Jasmine Johnson

3 p.m. — KINK/BDSM 101, with Lee Harrington, presented by ShinyBound

Day 2 — Wednesday, April 28

12 p.m. — On Your Knees: Power In Submission, with Justine Cross, presented by Feet4Cash

1 p.m. — Neurobiology Of Trauma And Its Overlap In Kink, with Angie Gunn

2 p.m. — Panel: Intimacy Through Kink, with Mistress Kye

Day 3 — Thursday, April 29

12 p.m. — Exploring Therapeutic Kink, with Ti Murray

1 p.m. — Defining Fetishes And Fantasy Fulfillment, With Devin Green

2 p.m. — Nuances Of Boundaries, panel with Mickey Mod, presented by Kink.com

The “Healing Through Kink” will be held via Zoom. For more information, visit Pineapple Support. To register, click here.

Pineapple Support, FanCentro to Host ‘Virtual Happiness Retreat’ Thursday

Pineapple Support and FanCentro’s Centro University will host a free all-day virtual event for sex workers and adult industry performers Thursday, starting at 11 a.m. (PDT), with a focus on mental health and wellness.

Seven virtual webinars will include “live exercises, presentations and interactive workshops from Pineapple Support therapists, as well as sessions from leading counselors, coaches and performers in the industry,” explained a rep.

The day’s schedule is as follows:

  • 11 a.m. (PDT): “Visioning Your Life” with Hannah Lily
  • 12 p.m. (PDT): “Self-Care Incorporating Routines” with Miki Anderson
  • 12:30 p.m (PDT): “Embracing Happiness & Joy” with Liza Belle
  • 1.30 p.m. (PDT): “Laughter Is The Best Medicine’ with Ingrid D’Aquin
  • 2.30 p.m. (PDT): “Acoustic Sing-Along” with Nell Shakespeare
  • 3 p.m. (PDT): “Mind Over Matter”with MelRose Michaels
  • 4 p.m. (PST): “Choose Your Own Happy Ending” with Sinead Rochford

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“We created Centro University, a free educational platform to help influencers build successful careers, in order to help performers thrive,” VP of FanCentro Kat Revenga said. “While education is a vital element of influencers’ success, we know that happy performers tend to be more innovative, creative and inspirational. Happiness increases productivity because it leads to higher engagement, providing you with more energy to focus on and pay attention to your fans. Appreciation breeds loyalty, and, for influencers, ultimately increases the profitability of their businesses.”

Pineapple Support is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States and a registered charity in the U.K.

“Adult influencers can be highly focused entrepreneurs, which means they may not always prioritize happiness over success,” Founder Leya Tanit said. “Having a job you love is great, but it can be hard to maintain a positive mental attitude. We’re thankful to FanCentro for helping us provide the sex worker community with a day full of workshops and webinars focused on creating a happier and healthier life.”

For more information, and to secure a spot in the class, visit PineappleSupport.org and follow the group on Twitter.

Virtual Wellness Event For Adult Performers In The UK

Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health non-profit, together with sponsors AdultWork and AWSummit, will be holding an online wellness event specifically aimed at the adult industry in the UK. The three-day event, which will be held from September 23-25, will include live workshops and interactive webinars from Pineapple Support therapists, as well activities such as breathwork, meditation and workouts.  

“We’re really excited to bring this event to the UK,” says Pineapple Support founder Leya Tanit. “We’ll be focusing on self-care, mental and physical well-being and education. There will be presentations from UK-based organizations NUM and Dean Street, as well as legal information from sex worker-postive law firm Gillen De Alwis Solicitors. To top it all off, the event will end with five hours of comedy and music to get  feet moving and faces smiling.” 

Tanit founded Pineapple Support in 2018 after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organisation, which is a registered 501(c)3 tax-deductible qualifying charity in the US and a registered charity in the UK, has so far connected nearly nine hundred adult performers with mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support. 

The three-day Virtual Wellness Event will go live online at 10am BST on September 23rd. Those that wish to register for the event should visit https://pineapplesupport.org/wellness/ for more information. 

 

The following workshops and webinars will be hosted during the event (all times BST): 

September 23 

10am – 10:45am: The Power of Self Hypnosis (with Sinead Rochford) 

11.30pm -12.30pm: National Ugly Mugs (with Dr Raven Bowen, Hannah Wilcox and Rosie Hodsdon) 

12.45am – 1:45pm: Dean Street Sexual Health Clinic (with Rachel Ali) 

2pm – 2:45pm: Pilates Full Body Conditioning (with Ami Collins) 

3pm- 3:45pm: Mental Health in the Adult Industry (with Leya Tanit) 

4pm – 4:45pm: Breathwork and Yoga Nidra for Inner-Healing (with Jess Birks) 

 

September 24 

10am – 10:45 am: Managing Adversities Through Self-Compassion (with Silva Neves) 

11am – 11:45 am: Introduction to Yin Yoga (with Michele Karban) 

12pm- 12:45pm: The Use of Hypnotherapy in Overcoming, Stress, Depression and Anxiety (with George Lewis) 

2pm- 2:45pm: Mindful Eating (with Sofie Every) 

3pm – 3:45pm: EMDR – Treatment for PTSD (with Fulvio Maciaccia) 

4pm-4:45pm: What it Means to be a Pineapple Listener (with Areneae Mactans) 

 

September 25 

10 -10:45am: Navigating Relationship Conflicts — the Top Tips (with Silva Neves) 

11am- 11:45am: Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class to Awaken Your Inner Goddess (with Jess Birks) 

12pm- 12:45pm: Legal Review (with Gillen De Alwis Solicitors) 

2pm-2:45pm: How to Look After Yourself Emotionally in an Uncertain World (with Silva Neves) 

3pm- 3:45pm: Thank You from Pineapple Support 

4pm- 5pm: Live Acoustic Set (with Elijah Miller) 

5 pm – 5:15 pm: Comedy Set (with Dan Nightingale) 

5:15 pm – 5:45pm: Acoustic Set (with Ishod Black) 

5:45pm – 6pm: Comedy Set (with Dan Nightingale) 

6pm-7pm: DJ set (compiled by Sonic Emporium) 

7pm – 9pm: DJ set (compiled by Man Power) 

9pm-10pm: Journey Men DJ Mix