Decentralizing Sex: Cindy Gallop Makes Love Not Porn

Cindy Gallop is the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn, a site dedicated to establishing the difference between porn and “real world” sex, while further enabling people to share and profit from their own lovemaking videos.

It’s been the “profit” part that has her considering Bitcoin. Gallop finds that necessities like VC funding, bank accounts and video streaming platforms usually read “no adult content” in the small print.

As many business owners do, Gallop is cautiously and slowly approaching the Bitcoin space. We thought we’d reach out to her and give her a warm crypto welcome.

Cindy Gallop

Cointelegraph: What did you see or experience that compelled you to bring a new paradigm to the sex industry?

Cindy Gallop: MakeLoveNotPorn is a complete and total accident. I never set out to do anything that I’m doing now.

Years before the media picked up on this, I was encountering an issue which would have never crossed my mind. When the freedom of access to hardcore porn met society’s reluctance to talk openly about sex, those two factors resulted in negative sex education. I thought, if I’m experiencing this, most people will as well.

I’m an action-oriented person, so six years ago I put up my money for a very basic website to contrast hardcore porn with the real world. I launched at TED, and made a deliberate decision to be explicit in my talk because I knew my audience would not get it. I’m the only person to say “come on