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Pornhub Renews Sponsorship of Pineapple Support

Pineapple Support announced today that Pornhub will renew its Gold Level sponsorship of the organization.

“The Pornhub Model Program is dedicated to the care, safety and well-being of our models,” said Pornhub VP Corey Price. “So we are happy to announce that we have partnered up with Pineapple Support once again to offer a free online mental health service created specifically for adult industry performers.”

Pineapple Support is a non-profit organization that connects adult performers with mental health services globally.

“We’re incredibly thankful that Pornhub is renewing its sponsorship for another year,” said Founder Leya Tanit. “The continued support of Pornhub and its team helps to send an extremely positive message to the adult industry that mental health is of paramount importance to all performers and models. With the help of generous sponsors like them, we can continue our work to connect anyone that needs mental health services in the industry with dedicated therapists and counselors.”

For the latest information, follow Pornhub and Pineapple Support on Twitter.

Segpay Joins Pineapple Support as Partner-Level Sponsor

LOS ANGELES — Pineapple Support has announced that Segpay has signed on as a Partner-level sponsor.

The customized billing solutions specialist joins over forty adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to the industry’s leading mental health resource.

Segpay CEO Cathy Beardsley explained, “We feel it’s important to support the businesses and people who have supported us over the years.”

“Giving back is a big part of our business philosophy, whether it’s the companies that create content or the performers that make it possible, we feel strongly that we have a responsibility to help nurture and nourish this community,” she said.

Pineapple Support founder, Leya Tanit, thanked Segpay for their contribution.

“We’re extremely grateful to Segpay and their team for giving back to the adult industry. The support of Segpay enables us to continue to offer the essential services that we provide to the adult community,” said Tanit. “As we expand our reach to sex workers around the world, the support of our sponsors helps us to connect each of them with the mental health services they need.”

Since its founding in 2018, Pineapple Support, a registered nonprofit in the United States and a registered charity in the U.K., has reportedly connected nearly nine hundred adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.

Flirt4Free Joins Pineapple Support as Sponsor

Flirt4Free has joined Pineapple Support as a Partner-Level Sponsor, joining over 40 adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources and helping to provide support and mental health resources for models and workers in the sex industry.

“We are proud to be a Pineapple Partner and show our support for all that Pineapple’s doing to bring mental health awareness and aid to the industry,” said Gregory L. Clayman, Flirt4Free CEO.

Leya 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 registered tax-deductible qualifying charity in the U.S. and a registered charity in the U.K., has so far connected over 700 adult performers to mental health services.

“I’m very grateful to Flirt4Free for their support,” said Tanit. “It’s been two years since we launched Pineapple Support, and the generosity of Flirt4Free and our other sponsors has helped us affect the lives of so many adult performers. With the continued support of the industry, we will be able to dramatically grow our presence, and reach anyone in need.”

Find Pineapple Support online and on Twitter.

In related news, Tanit received WIA Woman of the Year honors at the 2020 XBIZ Exec Awards earlier this month.

PascalsSubsluts Joins Pineapple Support at Supporter Level

PascalsSubSluts has joined Pineapple Support at the supporter level, joining over 40 adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to the adult industry’s leading mental health non-profit and helping to provide support and mental health resources for models and workers in the sex industry.

“Pineapple Support has given us the opportunity to extend the basic duty of care and respect that we try to show towards each and every performer we work with,” said Andy Baxter, producer of PascalsSubSluts.

“It’s important and correct for us to support Pineapple in their superb work,” he continued. “It’s nice for girls to enjoy working with us, but nicer still to think that we might be able to help the more vulnerable amongst them just a little bit more after we’ve closed the door.”

Pineapple Support was founded in 2018 by Leya Tanit after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, which is a registered tax-deductible qualifying charity in the U.S. and a registered charity in the U.K., has so far connected over 700 adult performers to mental health services.

“PascalsSubSluts will help us continue to provide free and low-cost therapy in the sex industry,” says Tanit. “Pineapple Support celebrates our second anniversary this month, and, thanks to our amazing partners, we’re looking to a brighter future for the industry.”

Find Pineapple Support online and on Twitter.

PascalsSubSluts is the reigning XBIZ Europa Awards winner for Specialty Site of the Year and a 2020 XBIZ Awards nominee for Fetish Site of the Year.

Visit the studio on Twitter here.

NETbilling Joins Pineapple Support As Sponsor

Payment solutions specialist NETbilling has partnered with Pineapple Support, joining over 40 adult businesses and organizations in committing funds and resources to Pineapple Support as a support-level sponsor.

“NETbilling is very pleased to sponsor Pineapple Support to help with the necessary assistance that they are providing,” commented CEO Mitch Farber. “We hope everyone in the industry will generously give to this great cause helping industry performers.”

Financial support provided by NETbilling and other sponsors will underwrite free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support for adult performers around the world, further supporting Pineapple’s continued growth.

Regarding this latest announcement, Pineapple Support founder Leya Tanit thanked NETbilling for their contributions.

“NETbilling’s support will help us to continue connecting adult industry professionals to mental health support services, including individual therapy and group workshops, as well as aiding future outreach and awareness” she said. “The generosity of our partners makes a huge difference in the lives of performers, and in the overall strength of our industry.”

Tanit founded Pineapple Support after several high-profile losses in the adult community from depression and mental illness. The organization has since connected over 700 performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.

For the latest updates, follow Tanit and Pineapple Support on Twitter.

BongaCams Joins Pineapple Support at Supporter Level

BongaCams has partnered with Pineapple Support as a Supporter-level sponsor, joining over 40 adult business and organizations committing funds and resources to the non-profit org.

Their financial support will underwrite free and low-cost therapy for adult performers around the world, further supporting Pineapple’s continued growth.

“BongaCams are proud to be sponsors of Pineapple Support,” said the company’s affiliate manager, Aleksandra. “We believe in the work they do and want to do our part. It’s important for us to help.”

Leya Tanit, founder of Pineapple Support, thanked BongaCams for their contribution.

“We are incredibly grateful to BongaCams for their continuing support,” she said. “The increasing sponsorship from cam companies sends a message that the mental health of cam models is being taken seriously across the industry. The support of sponsors like BongaCams enables the continued service that we provide to the adult community, as we look towards our two-year anniversary in January.”

Tanit founded Pineapple Support after several high-profile losses in the adult community from depression and mental illness. The organization has since connected over 700 performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.

For the latest updates, follow Tanit and Pineapple Support on Twitter.

Streamate Joins Pineapple Support as Gold Sponsor

Streamate has joined Pineapple Support as a gold-level sponsor, joining over four-dozen adult companies to commit funds and resources to help the organization provide mental health resources to performers and other adult industry members.

Streamate’s financial support will underwrite free and low-cost therapy to performers anywhere in the world, and support Pineapple Support’s continued growth.

“Streamate is very excited to be a supporting sponsor of Pineapple Support,” said Liz, the company’s director of marketing. “As a leader in the cam industry, it’s imperative we show our encouragement for all models’ well-being and personal health, and the industry as a whole. Having organizations like Pineapple providing support and therapy services to the adult industry is critical and strengthens us as an industry. Streamate is honored to be a part of it, and we genuinely appreciate the hard work of Pineapple Support.”

Leya Tanit, the org’s founder and president, thanked Streamate for their sponsorship. “Over the past year-and-a-half, we’ve been able to develop innovative pilot programs that have reached hundreds of performers — a first step in building lasting performer health programs,” she said.

“Streamate’s sustaining commitment to Pineapple Support will help us expand our services,” Tanit continued, “and allow us to build an enduring organization that performers can count on to help them through difficult times.”

Tanit founded Pineapple Support in 2018 after several high-profile losses in the adult community from depression and mental illness. The organization has connected over 500 performers to mental health services.

In related news, the inaugural Pineapple Summit is set for October 30 and 31. The mental health summit is entirely online and free. Registration is now open; visit pineapplesummit.org for additional details.

For the latest updates, follow Tanit and Pineapple Support on Twitter.

ManyVids Aligns With Pineapple Support, Pledges $10K

ManyVids is extending its financial support of Pineapple Support with a $10,000 donation.

According to the company, ManyVids was founded by a proud sex worker who recognizes that being an adult creator is an amazing way to have an empowered and satisfying career.

“But it’s a sad reality that not all of society has caught up to this perspective yet,” said a company representative, “and that there’s unique challenges that those in adult entertainment are faced with.”

In response, ManyVids introduced the MV Hotline — a free support resource where, via phone or live chat, MV Stars can contact anonymous, confidential, judgment-free listeners seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT.

“MV works hard on offering cutting edge tools to help empower content creators and they consider mental and emotional support to be an incredibly important tool to help to become a successful independent entrepreneur,” the representative added. “But fortunately, ManyVids is not the only ones out there doing their best to uplift and assist the remarkable community of adult performers.”

Pineapple Support is a registered charity that offers free 24/7 support and therapy service for people working in the adult industry, providing access to a growing network of sex worker friendly, kink aware therapists who offer face-to-face as well as online video therapy sessions.

Even though ManyVids provides its own hotline, it believes it is important to support another organization that is looking to help sex workers.

“From their inception, ManyVids has been a leader in supporting the performers on their platform — not just in their treatment of performers, but in pioneering efforts at mental and emotional support like the ManyVids hotline,” said a Pineapple Support representative. “While I’m thrilled, of course, to have their generous support of the work we do, I’m equally pleased to have a partner that is as committed to performer well-being as we are.”

WankzVR Joins Pineapple Support as Silver Sponsor

Pineapple Support has announced that WankzVR has joined on as a sponsor at the Silver Level, helping to provide mental health resources for adult talent.

The VR site joins Rabbits Reviews, PornHub, ModelHub, xHamster, Kink.com, Clips4Sale, Gamma Films and other major adult companies in committing funds and resources to the organization.

Bradley Phillips of WankzVR explained that the company is “more than just a website,” stating that their “deep roots” in the industry have provided them with a unique perspective on the issues Pineapple Support is seeking to address. Phillips continued to say that in addition to “publishing the best virtual reality content for our fans,” the company is also committed to “improving the actual reality of all the people who work with us.”

Pineapple Support was launched in 2018 by British performer Leya Tanit, and has since connected over one hundred adult performers to mental health services including free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support. The company recently gained official nonprofit status in the U.S., nearly a year to the day from the organization’s founding. 

“Our mission is very straight forward,” explained Tanit. “We want the people working in adult, whether they are in front of a camera or behind one — to feel safe, love, respected, cared for and secure. We are working diligently to reach out to performers, agents, studios, crew, webmasters and business owners to grow the shared sense of community that already exists and to make sure every participant is fully included. Our goal goes beyond preventing tragic deaths and extends forward toward a future where the adult industry becomes known globally as the safest, most intimate and most joyful segment of the economy.”

To learn more about WankzVR’s contributions to Pineapple Support, click here.

For more information, find Pineapple Support online and on Twitter.

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.