Mindbrowse.com and Sssh.com hosted a discussion on “Presenting Sex: Diversification, Inclusivity and Content Production in 2020,” at the 2020 XBIZ Show.
The event was held Tuesday, January 14 at 2 p.m. in the Andaz Hotel in L.A. and was broadcast live via Periscope on Twitter at @ssshforwomen.
In terms of actual content produced, as well as within the community itself, the adult industry has made significant strides related to diversity and inclusivity in recent years. And though there’s still plenty of room for improvement, the industry shows no sign of deviating from this path.
But how does this process feel to performers living it in real-time? Moreover, how does an increasingly inclusive community feel when placed alongside consumer demands that may not feel quite as progressive?
“Presenting Sex: Diversification, Inclusivity and Content Production in 2020” will dig deep into diversity and inclusivity as it pertains to adult content production, considering perceived community practices alongside perceived consumer demands. The discussion will also explore ways in which producers, performers, and other invested parties can work together more effectively to engage these issues.
Mindbrowse events are produced by Sssh.com’s director Angie Rowntree and organized and moderated by sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals.
Event participants included Casey Kisses, Karla Lane, Lance Hart, Lena Paul, Lotus Lain, Nyssa Nevers, Peppermint and Romi Rain.
In an attempt to create a more egalitarian space, this Mindbrowse event once again deviated from the conventional panel form and instead utilized a round table discussion format. The group of “official” event participants weighed in, but all attendees were encouraged to participate in the group discussion.
“Moving into 2020, adult entertainment finds itself — once again — on the cusp of social change,” Dr. Tibbals said. “In today’s wider world, diversity and inclusivity related to race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and age are shaping all manner of social change. This includes adult content production.”
“I am excited to lead this discussion and, once again, learn from community members who are working at the very intersection of adult media and wider society,” she added.