I once again got to organize and moderate the Mindbrowse.com live broadcast discussion event held during XBIZ 2019. This year’s topic was about consent — before, during, and after performers’ time on set.

Here’s something I said about it:

“This year’s Mindbrowse event was both rousing and eye-opening. It’s not easy to speak so plainly about work-related issues that impact an entire community — especially when said issues are also personal and intimate,” said Dr. Tibbals. “I am grateful to everyone who put themselves out there and shared their thoughts and insights, featured speakers and attendees alike.”

Video of the entire event is now available online for your viewing and learning enjoyment right here! Information about the entire event follows beneath the video.

February, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) — Mindbrowse.com and Sssh.com hosted a discussion on “Porn Production & Consent” at the 2019 XBIZ LA Show in January. The live streamed event reached more than 3,000 viewers via Periscope and was attended by the standing-room-only crowd present during the seminar. The full show can now be viewed free of charge at Mindbrowse.com.

Organized and moderated by Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals and produced by Sssh.com’s award-winning director Angie Rowntree, the panel offered an important and engaging discussion. The conversation focused on the importance of obtaining informed consent from adult performers before, during and after their time on-set. The panel’s featured speakers included Casey Calvert, Missy Martinez, Janice Griffith, Mercedes Carrera, Casey Kisses, Small Hands, and Natasha Nice.

“As a director, I can talk about consent all I wish, but to really explore what consent means in this context and its importance in the creation of adult entertainment, there’s no substitute for hearing it straight from the performers,” Rowntree said. “I’m so thankful to our entire panel, and I encourage everyone who enjoys adult entertainment to watch the video of the show and really listen to what these smart, courageous people have to say.”

Tibbals echoed Rowntree’s appreciation of the panel – and emphasized the importance of ensuring the panelists’ points were heeded and followed-up on, rather than simply noted.

“This year’s Mindbrowse event was both rousing and eye-opening. It’s not easy to speak so plainly about work-related issues that impact an entire community — especially when said issues are also personal and intimate,” said Dr. Tibbals. “I am grateful to everyone who put themselves out there and shared their thoughts and insights, featured speakers and attendees alike.”

“Now, the task is to keep the conversation going and take action. Discussion is a key step, but the hard work of actually engaging change also needs to happen,” Dr. Tibbals added.

The XBIZ conference’s host was duly impressed by the panel and its discussion, as well.

“As a leading voice for the adult industry, it is our job and duty to push for progressive topics and ideas with the intent to make a positive impact,” said Alec Helmy, founder of XBIZ. “It was highly rewarding and empowering to see the passion for this issue on all sides of the aisle.”

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