LOS ANGELES – The more things change, the more they stay the same? To say the adult entertainment industry community has changed in the past ten years would be an understatement and to refrain from considering these shifts would be a mistake. As such, Mindbrowse.com and Sssh.com hosted “2013 – 2023: An Industry Retrospective” during XBIZ LA 2023.
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The event was held on Tuesday, January 10th at 3 pm PT at the Kimpton Everly Hotel (Beachwood Ballroom) in Hollywood, CA. It will also be broadcast live via Twitter at @ssshforwomen.
During this seminar, panelists discussed three foundational pillars impacting porn as we know it – our internal industry culture, technology, and mainstream social trends – taking a deeper look at how these areas have evolved since 2013.
Mindbrowse events are produced by Sssh.com’s award-winning director Angie Rowntree and organized and moderated by sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals.
“It’s sometimes somewhat stunning to consider how much our industry and community have evolved in the past ten years,” Dr. Tibbals said. “I myself often punctuate a major shift with the rise of piracy-based tube sites… and that specific ‘rise’ occurred well before 2013!”
“I’m eager to give the 20-teens their discussion due, considering the very significant shifts we have seen – including positive evolutions, as well as sustained issues, problematic throwbacks, and new challenges,” Dr. Tibbals continued.
Event participants include Siri Dahl, Sinnamon Love, Kristel Penn, and attorney Corey D. Silverstein.
“As a self-representing, independent performer who fully retired from the business for five years before platforms like OnlyFans existed, I have a unique set of insights into the changes the industry has seen over the last decade,” Dahl shared. “It’s a really unique time to be in this industry, and I probably spend an unhealthy amount of energy thinking about how our industry can be made better, safer, and – perhaps most importantly – ethically defensible as we continue to face social stigma and politically-motivated attacks.”
Silverstein echoed Dahl’s assessment, stating that, “I’ve been fortunate enough to have been part of the legal community in the adult entertainment industry for almost 15 years and during that time I have seen fundamental changes in our politics, laws, regulations, and behavior. I cannot wait to talk about the legal issues that we were facing as an industry in the past, what we are facing now, and how the future looks.”
“As we reflect on the last decade, the future is on our mind more than ever,” Rowntree said. “At present, our industry and community are impacted not only by politics and the law, but also by the continuing spirit of innovation as the ways in which people relate to and consume adult entertainment continue to evolve… all while desire itself is timeless.”