Adult Industry Groups You Didn’t Know Existed

The market for adult entertainment is so large that it has an impact on a wide range of social and economic classes. Nonprofits are unquestionably vital to the adult industry, which includes sex work, a subcategory of adult entertainment. This also applies to other illicit, legally controlled, commercial forms of consenting sex entertainment. We at Adult Business Consulting are eager to provide additional details about these organizations.

Distinctiveness of Adult Entertainment 

Adult B2B Marketing covered the sorts of adult nonprofit groups that company owners might assist in an earlier blog post. Other adult advocacy groups exist, some of which you were probably unaware of. Use this blog post as a reference guide to connect adult company owners with the whole spectrum of nonprofits and charities that assist adult companies in showcasing their dedication to social justice, ethics, and the law.

Lesser Known Organizations in the Adult Industry 

A small number of lesser-known groups promote sex work and adult entertainment. These groups work with groups in the adult entertainment, internet sex, LGBTQ+ rights, and other areas to speak with one voice in Washington, D.C. They also provide free and reasonably priced mental health services.


The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) was founded by Alec Helmy. Helmy created Adnet Media, the firm that owns and The adult entertainment industry supports ASACP, as do many other organizations and significant donors including Aylo and GFY. Self-regulation and the reporting of unethical or exploitative content on adult websites are encouraged by the nonprofit organization known as ASACP. The Restricted to Adults (RTA) designation from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASACP) works with parental control software to help parents stop their kids from seeing content that is age-restricted. The organization’s head is seasoned businessman Tim Henning.

Adult Performance Artists Guild

The Adult Performance Artists Guild (APAG) is one of the few legally registered labor unions that represents adult performers and sex workers in the pornographic business. APAG is run by pornstar Alana Evans. The nuances of the adult entertainment industry are only completely understood by those who have worked as actors or actresses in it. Because performers in this sector are subject to constant external testing, it could be challenging for outsiders to comprehend the specific needs of this line of work.

Adult Industry Association

Not all of the time does the Adult Industry Association operate as a fully fledged trade association for those in the adult industry. However, the association primarily serves as an industry-focused social and business networking platform for members from all segments. For a number of reasons, members of the industry may file complaints with the Adult Industry Association’s complaint committee against studios, producers, performers, and other companies and individuals. These justifications range from CSAM to STDs that weren’t disclosed before manufacture. Association membership is free, however premium membership options start at $5 per month or $50 per year.

Sex Workers Outreach Project

The Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (SWOP-USA) is an organisation committed to advancing human rights, ending violence against the sex trade and its communities, and eradicating stigma. The mission of the SWOP-USA organization is to protect the fundamental human rights of all parties participating in the consensual sex trade, with a particular focus on the right to a safe and stigma-free workplace. They accomplish this by striving to lessen violence and stigma against sex workers in addition to providing support and education to sex workers and their communities.

Pineapple Support

Adult B2B Marketing is a supporter of the charity Pineapple Support Society, which provides services and support to those in need of therapy. People with a variety of conditions can benefit from Pineapple Support Society’s resources, which include articles, chat rooms, and forums. Based in the UK, the charity Pineapple Support provides extensive 24-hour services. Pineapple’s therapy network’s mental health specialists specialize in working with people in the adult entertainment sector, and they are all aware of the rights of sex workers and the industry’s pro-sexuality and pro-expression views. The firm was founded and is presently run by Leya Tanit, a former sex worker who has been featured on our Adult Site Broker Talk show.

Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition, a 501(c)6 membership club and chamber of commerce, represents a sizable section of the adult entertainment industry’s web retail, pleasure goods, and internet sectors. Established as a business alliance, the Free Speech alliance (FSC) has members from a wide range of economic sectors. FSC is a strong advocate for free speech and business in the face of state-level industry-related limitations, providing national-level support and representation in Washington, D.C., and the state capitals of all 50 states. Alison Boden, a seasoned adult entertainment industry professional who just took home the XBIZ award for Community Figure of the Year, is the executive director of FSC at the moment. A two-part interview with her appeared on Adult Site Broker Talk.


The charity Performer Availability Screening Services (PASS) was founded by the Free Speech Coalition. PASS is a 501(c)3 charity. Since May 2021, PASS, a stand-alone nonprofit organization, has conducted STI and/or other infectious disease testing across the United States and Canada. Test results are entered into their database. To safeguard the public’s health in the area that creates adult films, PASS works with companies in the adult entertainment industry. All that PASS maintains is a binary database with “yes” or “no” answers indicating if work authorisation is permitted. Based on the results of the PASS groups and sickness tests, public health specialists with the required licensing determine the work allowance.

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

The Woodhull Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to protect people’s First Amendment rights to freedom of sexual expression. Woodhull refers to sexual liberty as a human right. Through research, teaching, and legal actions, Woodhull aggressively defends individuals who have experienced discrimination because of their gender, sexual orientation, or other traits. They have received a lot of praise for their involvement in the legal challenges against the FOSTA-SESTA legislation, which revised Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

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