Cindy Gallop

What Love Looks Like In The Real World

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Conversation Date: 02/14/2024

Cindy Gallop launched MakeLoveNotPorn at TED 2009 as the user-generated documentary to porn's Hollywood movie: a unique window into how we all have sex in the real world. As a global platform that answers the question everyone has asked since the dawn of time   - "What is everybody else really doing in bed?" - MakeLoveNotPorn also answers many others. What different relationship models are people designing for themselves today? How do people manage their love lives through real-world health conditions, such as menopause, chronic pain, cancer, and aging? What do people really find hot, sexually attractive, and desirable? And what, exactly, are good sexual values and good sexual behavior? Join Cindy and Mark Sylvester on, appropriately, Valentine's Day for a fascinating conversation on the state of real-world love in 2024.

Cindy Gallop

Founder & CEO MakeLoveNotPorn

Cindy Gallop is the founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn - 'Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference' was launched at TED 2009. The extraordinary response demonstrated Cindy had uncovered a huge global social issue: when we don't talk openly and honestly about sex, porn becomes sex education by default. Today MakeLoveNotPorn is the world's first and only user-generated 100% human-curated social sex video-sharing platform. If porn is the Hollywood blockbuster movie, MakeLoveNotPorn is the badly-needed documentary - a unique window into the funny, messy loving, wonderful ways we all have sex in the real world. MakeLoveNotPorn is sex education through real-world demonstration.


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