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.”

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Mindbrowse, July 13, 2022: ‘Shaping Today’s SexTech’

 Mindbrowse and Sssh.com are pleased to release the recording of the live stream discussion, “Shaping Today’s SexTech: Science and Social Issues,” broadcast on July 13, 2022 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.  

At its core, every aspect of SexTech is informed by… technology. And yet, we all-too-often find that the science and ingenuity driving SexTech is overshadowed by wider social issues shaping sex and sexualities in our society. During “Shaping Today’s SexTech,” we will discuss how wider social perceptions of sex and sexualities shape the marketplace and societal landscape in which SexTech entities strive to innovate, develop, and work.

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Featured speakers include Ola Miedzynska of sxtech.eu, Anna Lee of Lioness.io, Raven V. Fabar of EngErotics.com, and Loes Jaber of Nuditae.com. Sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals will lead and moderate the discussion.

The event is produced by Sssh.com and Angie Rowntree and will take place virtually. Viewers can watch via live stream on Twitter at @ssshforwomen. A recording will be available after the event on Mindbrowse.com.

“Women’s sexuality is still overlooked, if not marginalized, so SexTech gives us the opportunity to innovate and excel,” said Sssh.com founder and director, Angie Rowntree. “However, female founders are up against considerable odds, and not just due to the prevailing gender bias in the tech sector, but also due to the current political climates in Europe and the US. Women’s health is not only being dismissed outright, it is being actively legislated against and sabotaged, which by extension, harms the sexual wellness sector and discourages participation in the wider world of tech.”

The event speakers aligned with the show’s wider assessment of the current SexTech space, as well as offering a positive stance for the future.

Per Miedzynska, even conceptualizing one’s brand is cause for potential discrimination.

“‘Sx Tech EU’ is pronounced ‘Ess Ex Tech’ and not ‘Sex Tech,’” Miedzynska explained. “We couldn’t put an ‘e’ in the middle because we would immediately get caught in the censorship algorithms. The brand name itself actually represents how blacklisted, discriminated and double standard treated is our industry segment.” 

Jaber discussed these issues on a wider social structural level.

“The entrance to the sextech and sexual wellness marketplace is guarded by our patriarchal society,” Jaber  said. “Though building a startup is never easy, building a sextech startup means extra hurdles and hoops to jump through every single step along the way… I’ll share how Nuditae aims to change the global perception towards sex and sexuality and to break through those barriers for ourselves and future sextech founders.” 

Fabar addressed a primary goal of the event: finding ways to create space for the future!

“My hope is that those who tune in to watch will walk away having learned something new and, perhaps, even having gained an entirely new perspective on what it means to work in the industries of Sex Tech and Sexual Wellness,” Fabar shared.

Lee echoed Fabar’s sentiments, stating that, “We’re in a time when sextech innovation is expanding quicker than ever, however the stigma and taboo around sex still holds back the full potential in this space. This will be the perfect event to hear from some of the pioneers on the current landscape and why it is crucial to destigmatize the space, and the impact it will have on society moving forward.”

 

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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