Welcome To Mindbrowse.com

Launched in 2014, MindBrowse is a place where the adult entertainment industry’s ideas go to grow up. Here, various notions are debated, discussed, turned inside out, parsed and reassembled. It’s a place where people talk about issues that affect everyone involved in porn, from the corporate executives who pay for its creation to the men and women who perform in it – and the fans who watch it. Put more prosaically, MindBrowse is a site that hosts live videoconferencing discussions of compelling and challenging topics. For each discussion, we assemble a panel of speakers with diverse backgrounds and opinions encouraging a ranging and balanced discussion of each topic with audience participation via Twitter (#SexTalkTuesday) or on SexTalkTuesday.

“Porn has reached a point where it’s just part of the broader cultural landscape now, so this isn’t just a discussion to be had by the industry and its critics” Angie Rowntree (@AngieRowntree) founder of Sssh.com and producer of Mindbrowse said. “We’re giving porn’s fans and detractors a voice in the discussion too.”

Continue on to see video archive and information about our shows since 2014.

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Mindbrowse, March 1, 2022: Anti-Porn Activism in a Pro-Sex World

Mindbrowse, March 1, 2022: Anti-Porn Activism in a Pro-Sex World

The event was organized and moderated by sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals along with featured speakers Siri Dahl, Casey Kisses, Siren SaintSin, Domino Presley, Kristel Penn, attorney Corey D. Silverstein and Free Speech Coalition’s Mike Stabile.

“Historically, the wider social world has always had an uneven relationship with the adult industry community and sex media, one that vacillates between two broad perspectives: anti-pornography activism and pro-pornography fascination,” Tibbals said.

“Our wider social world is currently in a period of anti-porn sentiment, one that’s being elevated by noteworthy mainstream media outlets alongside banking and payment processing entities. All this, while sex work is more visible and more visibly leveraged than ever,” she continued. 

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Sssh.com owner and director Angie Rowntree noted her intention with livestreamed Mindbrowse events is to “provide a platform for a diverse array of perspectives from our community to deep-dive relevant topics and to make that discussion as accessible as possible via technology.”

“The idea of enhancing accessibility via technology has finally become normalized, and we will continue to press that message alongside nuanced discussion of issues that impact our entire community,” Rowntree continued. “We are so excited for this event.”

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Mindbrowse 2021: How the Pandemic Dramatically Shifted the Dynamics of Production

Mindbrowse and Sssh.com hosted their 8th annual seminar at XBIZ LA 2021, an event series designed to explore industry-wide issues and cultural shifts. In this edition: “How the Pandemic Dramatically Shifted the Dynamics of Production”

 

Organized and moderated by sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, the event took place on Monday January 11, 2021 from 2 – 3 pm PST. Featured speakers include FSC’s Lotus Lain, Meana Wolf, Britney Amber, Mike Quasar, ATMLA’s Mark Schechter, Nikki Night, and Karla Lane.

“In recent years, production dynamics within the industry have been shifting significantly,” Dr. Tibbals explained. “Then, the pandemic happened. And though COVID-19’s impact on every aspect of the wider social world is still unfolding, one clear effect it has already had on the industry is augmenting these seismic shifts.” 

During “Production, Power, and the Pandemic,” speakers discussed the ways in which already shifting production dynamics were expedited and further shifted during 2020. Social impacts within the community, as well as speculations about the future, were discussed. As always with Mindbrowse events, Dr. Tibbals invited live questions from the virtual audience.

This year’s event marks the eighth time Mindbrowse and Sssh.com have produced and hosted the large “big picture,” think piece-level seminar seeking to explore industry wide issues and cultural shifts during the XBIZ LA show.

“Who knew when we broadcast our very first Mindbrowse seminar from the XBIZ show floor so many years ago that virtual programming would one day become the norm?” quipped Sssh.com’s owner and award-winning director Angie Rowntree.

“Our intention with these seminars was always to provide a platform for a diverse array of perspectives from our community to come together to deep-dive on relevant topics – and to make that discussion as accessible as possible via technology,” Rowntree continued. “One welcome twist to the pandemic is that our goal of enhanced accessibility has become normalized!”