MakeLoveNotPorn had an amazing and VERY busy summer. We were incredibly lucky to be able to participate in many events to spread the #socialsexrevolution! Of course, we couldn’t wait to tell you all about it – read on to find out what we did all summer!
On June 9th, MLNP participated in the annual Brooklyn LGBTQIA+ Pride festival in Brooklyn, New York. Every June, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies gather all around the world to celebrate gay rights and show pride. We had the best time talking all things #realworldsex with anyone that came up to our booth and felt super equipped to bring them on board with gold MLNP balloons, free video vouchers and a giant frame to take pictures in! We can’t wait to go back next year.
On July 1st, MLNP paired with feminist sex shop Babeland in NYC to host MakeToyTimeLoveNotPorn – an evening dedicated to sex toys and #realworldsex! The store was totally packed as guests watched a 30 minute reel of MLNPstars using sex toys, listened to a short workshop on how to shoot your own #realworldsex video, drank whiskey cocktails, ate cupcakes and got MLNP swag! We were super lucky to have NYC based MLNPstar, FeverDream, available to answer any questions about what sharing her #realworldsex has been like!
In August, MLNP was thrilled to sponsor NYC-based LGBT healthcare center Callen-Lorde’s annual pool party, SPLASH in Fire Island! Since Fire Island is somewhat of a mecca for gay men, we wanted to make the most of the opportunity and brought a team of volunteers to spread the #socialsexrevolution with us! The actual party was amazing – it was fantastic to be able to connect with so many like-minded people about what we’re doing at MLNP. We covered Fire Island Pines in MLNP flyers, met hundreds of people and even had MLNP temporary tattoos!
MATH Model Mixer
We love MATH Magazine, so when they asked if we’d like to come table at their model mixer, we said absolutely! This was a fantastic opportunity to meet potential new MLNPstars. Attendees got to check out various local vendors, pose in the photo booth, drink beer and dance! Anyone that stopped by our booth got MLNP swag and a few lucky people even went home with free video vouchers!
Future of Sex
We adore Future of Sex (and are so happy that founder, Bryony Cole is now a part of our curation team!) and were thrilled to host a screening at a sex tech pop up space in Brooklyn. At this intimate gathering, MLNP founder Cindy gave a talk on what the #socialsexrevolution is all about before we watched a 30 minute #realworldsex reel, and followed by a quick workshop on how to film your own #realworldsex video before participating in an amazing Q&A with Cindy Gallop, former curator Sarah Beall and MLNPstar FeverDream!
Sex Down South
Sex Down South is a sexuality conference in Atlanta, Georgia that was started by Black women who want to amplify the presence of people of color in the sexuality field. Community manager, Ariel, MLNP Ambassador Aria and curator, Bex, all had the best time spreading the #socialsexrevolution to other conference attendees. All of the panels were incredible and we can’t wait to go back next year!
As you can see, we were super busy! If you have an event that you’d like us to be present at, get in touch! Please email email@example.com