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Pineapple Support and 7 Cups of Tea Internship Program

Are you a student in a Social and Human Services program looking to gain field placement or practicum hours?

Are you LGBTQ friendly, sex positive and kink aware?

If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then why not sign up to be an active listener for Pineapple Support, the adult industry support network?

The Pineapple Support online emotional support service is provided through 7 Cups of Tea. It allows members and guests to anonymously connect with trained listeners in order to gain support for everyday issues, including mental health.

7 Cups of Tea Internship Program
7 Cups of Tea is a great place for students to serve as non-paid interns and in turn receive credit for their academic programs.

What type of student would benefit from working with Pineapple Support through 7 Cups of Tea?
Any open minded student enrolled in a Social and Human Services program where a certain number of field placement or practicum hours are required to complete a certificate/degree can participate:
• Undergraduate programs in Health & Human Services, Psychology
• Graduate programs in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Master of Social Work
• Ph.D. & Psy.D. programs

Students who bring their life experience, academic skills, genuine passion for helping those in need and who also have aspirations of working in the behavioral health field, will likely find this work very rewarding.

Will 7 Cups of Tea provide supervisors?
7 Cups of Tea is unable to provide supervisors at this time. Many of our interns request a local social worker or a faculty member to act as their supervisors. We provide you with the perfect platform to interact with clients and to learn from other peer listeners in the community.

Are only students eligible to intern with 7 Cups of Tea?
While this program is geared towards students, anyone with an enthusiasm to help others while learning about mental health is welcome to register. The internship certificate will add great value to any resume for a job or college application.

What are the benefits of interning at 7 Cups of Tea through Pineapple Support?
• Further develop active listening communication skills.
• Build therapeutic relationships with users/members of the site.
• Create a personal profile page that highlights your interests and future career goals.
• You will be providing a much needed service to an often forgotten demographic.
• Learn from other veteran listeners in the community.
• Gain solid experience before working “in the field.”
• Add meaningful volunteer experience to your resume.

How do I become an intern with 7 Cups of Tea?
1. Visit www.pinepplesupport.org and click VOLUNTEER in the top menu bar.
2. Complete at least two 1-1 support and five group support chats.
3. Click here to complete our internship registration form.
4. You will receive the internship starter kit within 3-5 business days of your application date.
5. Upon successful completion of the internship, you will be awarded with a certificate.

MojoHost Sponsors Pineapple Support’s Web Hosting

Adult industry’s most established web hosting company MojoHost has provided Pineapple Support with free web hosting for both their UK and US non-profit websites.

MojoHost is regarded as the favourite web hosting site for adult sites and for us it is clear why. Solely focused on hosting solutions, MojoHost is distinguished by its unrelenting commitment to customer satisfaction and constant innovation. Sound financial practices and continued reinvestment have given MojoHost unrestrained ability to attract exceptional, caring staff and employ leading hardware and software to deliver a superior hosting experience.

The company will soon be announcing the launch of MojoCloud, “the first high performance purpose-built cloud to serve the adult space. It will come to market with petabytes of available S3 compatible storage, terabytes of RAM and almost a thousand CPU cores.” MojoHost is “changing the way digital entertainment is served with its turnkey integration into MojoCDN’s global footprint.”

MojoHost’s CEO Brad Mitchell has taken in avid interest in Pineapple Support since he was first introduced to the organization earlier this year. Leya Tanit, president of Pineapple Support states “I honestly believe that without Brad’s advice and friendship, Pineapple Support would not have accomplished all that it has in the past few months.”

MojoHost provides service to more than 800 adult companies around the world, representing more than 50,000 adult websites and Pineapple Support couldn’t be happier to become part of their ever growing Mojo family.

“Thank you Brad and MojoHost for your kindness and continued support.” – Leya

#ThatsGoodMojo

Three-day Whirlwind Through Prague Gets Performers One Step Closer

For those outside the adult industry, it’s important to point out that the executives working in this industry are by and large huge supporters of the talented people who consistently turn out the most amazing content for the massive worldwide audience of porn fans. The industry sustains itself with a circuit of business-focused tradeshows that include the one Pineapple recently attended in Prague.

“It was quite a whirlwind of activity,” explained Pineapple CEO Leya Tanit. “From a full slate of meetings each day with producers, directors and service providers, to the evening award shows and activities throughout the day I managed to meet with dozens of top quality companies and the amazing people who manage them at every level. Presenting the Pineapple mission is a passion of mine, and I can say that the enthusiasm and receptive remarks we got back in response to what we are doing was extraordinary.”

The industry is well aware that the mental, physical and social health of sex workers and performers is a vital part of what makes the industry function. Many of the execs we spoke with are former performers or are very close to a number of performers, which gives them an important amount of perspective on the urgent issues facing some of todays top starlets.

“As one company owner said to me, ‘we don’t make cars or widgets like other industries, we are the most intimately human sector and our interest in the health of our performers goes far beyond any financial or commercial limits. We want every consenting adult who participates in our films or watches them from home to know that each actor and actress are cared for to the full extent we can foster on their behalf.’ – and that sentiment was echoed by nearly everyone I spoke with during the Prague tradeshow, said Ms. Tanit.”

Pineapple will continue to remain very active throughout the year at a variety of shows inside and outside the adult industry, providing a presence and a voice for performers who often choose not to attend. If you would like more information about our upcoming schedule, to arrange meetings or wish to discuss issues you would like to see raised by our staff during future events please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to ensure the highest degree of safety, security and respect for everyone who works in the adult marketplace whether they have their clothes on or off while doing so.

Pineapple Support at Exxxotica Denver

Exxxotica Denver…. Where do I start..? It can only be with a massive, huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped Pineapple Support, to everyone who donated money and prizes at the booth, to all the incredible, kind people that I met over the weekend. To say I am bowled over by the response we received would be an understatement, you guys are just amazing, all of you.

The team at Exxxotica so generously donated a booth to Pineapple Support and allowed us to host a seminar on mental health in the adult industry, you made us feel so welcome and a part of the show, thank you.

To the people who attended the seminar, asked great questions and were so full of love for Pineapple Support, thank you for calming my nerves and for being such amazing people. I’m actually looking forward to the next time we host a seminar and it is totally down to you guys.

The response we received on the booth left me speechless and realizing more than ever how much the industry needs the service that Pineapple Support is providing. I cannot actually remember the last time I received so many hugs! It was amazing, it felt amazing. Almost everyone that came to talk to us at the booth has signed up as a listener or donated their hard earned cash. You guys are the bread and butter of Pineapple Support, without you there would be no us. Thank you!

It wasn’t just the response from the performers and fans that was exceptional; almost every single booth at Exxxotica donated something to our fund raising raffle. To know we have support from businesses within the industry is imperative; if we are going to make a change then we need to make it together.
You guys rock, thank you!
Agreeable Agony
Vibrant inc
Adam & Eve
Bliss Cruise
Pure Romance
Polly’s Pleasures Jewellery
Goddess Nyomi
Bad Dragon
Migliori
Sliquid
It’s The Bomb
Lip Sense
Clips4Sale
My Free Cams
The Tremor
Touch of Fur
Chronic Candy
Cannabis and Hemp Association
Kill Your Culture
Bedroom Kandi
Kritter Klips
Dance Safe
Lux Vanity
ShaundamXXX
Rare Boutiques
Rubber Doll
Kimmie KaBoom

And lastly but my no means least, Christina Carter and Kimmie Kaboom. You ladies are my rocks. There are no words for the thanks I would like to give to both of you. I love you girls so much.