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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.

Erotik.com Joins Pineapple Support as Sponsor

LOS ANGELES — Erotik.com has joined Pineapple Support at the Partner level, 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.

“We have all read the sad news of the past few years,” said Erotik.com’s Sascha E. “Each of these cases had touched me deeply. When I got to know Leya and her team and saw firsthand the passion with which they wanted to help our industry, it was immediately clear to me that we would support them.”

Erotik.com describes itself as “a market leader in adult VOD and retail in Europe.” Founded over fifteen years ago as DVDErotik.com, Erotik boasts of “one of the most extensive libraries in Europe.”

“We are thrilled to have the support of Erotik.com,” said Leya Tanit, President of Pineapple Support. “With industry leaders like Erotik.com behind us, we’re able to continue our mission to support the mental health and well-being of sex workers around the world.”

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.

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.

Chaturbate Sponsors Pineapple Support at Silver Level

Pineapple Support has announced Chaturbate as its newest Silver Level sponsor.

“Chaturbate is pleased to sponsor Pineapple Support and their mission to support the mental health in the adult community,” said Chaturbate COO Shirley Lara, “while also expanding the resources available to support the mental wellness of Chaturbate independent broadcasters.”

Pineapple Support was launched in 2018 by British performer Leya Tanit and has connected more than 100 adult performers to mental health services including free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support.

“We are thrilled to have Chaturbate working with us to help advance our mission to support the mental health and well-being of sex workers,” Tanit said.

Pineapple Support is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the U.S., and a registered charity in the U.K., so donations may be tax-deductible.

For more information, click here.

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.

ModelHub and PornHub Sponsor Pineapple Support

At the Modelhub and the Pornhub Model Program, the safety and wellbeing of their models, and of all sex workers, are our number one priorities.

That’s why, in honor of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, they proudly announced their new partnership with Pineapple Support, an online mental health service developed specifically for adult industry models and performers.

As we know, ours can be a trying industry, with its own unique set of struggles. While stigma associated with the adult industry is slowly starting to change, we know that being a part of this community can make certain relationships, conversations and situations very complicated. It can even take a toll on your emotional health. That’s why we’re making sure you have the resources you need to stay happy, healthy, and profitable.

Pineapple Support and Pornhub share a common goal – making sure that all sex workers and porn performers have access to the care they need.

Everybody deserves mental health services, but they can be inaccessible for a number of reasons – some models may not be able to find a provider that is sex-worker-friendly. Some others may simply not have good providers available in their area. Many others are unable to access mental health services due to prohibitive cost.

We’re looking to change that.

Pineapple Support provides 24/7 emotional support, meaning you’ll be able to chat anonymously, for free, with one of Pineapple’s Trained Listeners – they are specially trained to offer empathetic support, and listen to you without prejudice or stigma.

Chatting with a Trained Listener is completely free, and access to a licensed therapist through Pineapple Support is subsidized or also free.

Take care of yourself, so that you can keep taking care of business:

Sign Up To Pineapple Support Today.

 

If you’re able, please also consider donating in honor of International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers, to help make sure everyone can have access to mental health services.

Paxum Matches Donations To Pineapple Support

As a preferred payment method for adult industry performers, Paxum is taking a stand in the fight for performer rights and personal safety by matching donations to Pineapple Support.

According to the company, a year ago shock waves rippled through the adult industry when news spread that beautiful and talented performer August Ames had tragically taken her own life as a result of mental illness. The distressing news came quickly after several other adult performer suicides and made a huge impact on the industry, with many performers expressing shock, confusion, and grief. As a result, some offered themselves to their colleagues for support and comfort should they find themselves in a similar position.

For one performer in particular though, Leya Tanit, the news of so many performer suicides in just a few short months compelled her to take urgent action to create a positive change for performers’ mental health worldwide. Through pure determination and dedication coupled with valuable industry support, just a few months later, Tanit’s idea is already a concrete reality with her founding of Pineapple Support — a registered non-profit organization dedicated to providing 24/7 mental health support for all industry performers, with no discrimination, judgment or stigma attached.

When the Winter Holiday season approaches many of us find the shortened days and colder temperatures can contribute to increased feelings of negativity, loneliness, anxiety, and depression. For some people, suicidal thoughts can push through more prominently during the winter; more than in any other season, so as human beings it’s important to provide support to our fellow human beings when we can.

Paxum wholeheartedly backs Pineapple Support and its goal to support all adult performers. To provide these services takes funding, and so Paxum will be matching all donations to Pineapple Support during December and January, up to $2,000, when sent through Paxum.

“We invite you to join us to help make a difference for all performers in the adult industry,” Paxum’s Ruth Blair says, explaining that “Every donation counts, whether you donate $1, $5, $10, or $100, Paxum will match you!”

Blair says every penny will go to Pineapple Support, which as a registered non-profit organization, can use Paxum services completely free.

“Providing this much-needed service to the adult industry through Pineapple Support is something I feel extremely passionate about,” Tanit explains, “and with companies such as Paxum not only sharing this passion but generously offering their support, we are able to offer therapy, counseling, and emotional support to the many who often could otherwise fall through the cracks.”

To donate, simply send your donation via Paxum to contact@pineapplesupport.org.

For more information, click here.