Cindy Gallop is the fifth exceptional woman to be featured on our International Women’s Day countdown. As this year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange, we wanted to highlight a few of our favourite women who were not only bold for change, but achieved it.
“I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.” This is a formidable line from a formidable woman. If by some miracle you aren’t already familiar with Cindy Gallop, here’s your chance to get to know. Gallop is on our list for endless reasons. Really, where can we start? Gallop is Oxford-educated, theatre-proficient, an advertising legend and BBH queen, TED-talker, author, entrepreneur, business owner, founder of IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn, fierce champion of women and diversity, and an all-round, international superstar.
We love women who work hard, play hard (ahem!), and who are changing the world for the better. Gallop is certainly one of those. Let’s focus on MakeLoveNotPorn – a crowdsourced project that was launched in 2009 at a TEDTalk, that was then described by TED as “one of the event’s most talked about.” The MakeLoveNotPorn mission favours #realworldsex over #pornworldsex – although Gallop makes very clear that she is not anti-porn, just pro-conversation – much like us! The website recognises that although porn can often be a “delicious” performance, it is performance nonetheless – and according to the MakeLoveNotPorn website, Gallop is more interested in #realworldsex, #realworldpeople, #realworldfeelings, #realworldrelationships, #realworldbodies, #realworldhotness, #realworldeverything… Cindy if you’re reading this, head to our Orgasm Sound Library and add #realworldorgasms to your list!
So, how does MakeLoveNotPorn work? Much like our Orgasm Sound Library, all the content is user-generated. It works as a rental service, and for $5, you can rent a video for 3 weeks. 50% of the profits go back into the business, and the other 50% goes directly to the video’s creator/s, making it a truly fair, respectful, and supportive community of real people showing real, everyday sex – “the hottest sex there is”. Now we’ve hopefully whet your appetite, we encourage you to head over to the site yourself.
Not only is Gallop “blowing shit up” – she is extremely vocal about what she wants, and encourages other women to be the same. For any woman aspiring to do, well, anything – we advise you to look to Gallop for inspiration. We love you Cindy Gallop, and champion your commitment to being “Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference.”
For more information on MakeLoveNotPorn including the TEDTalk and how to support the project, follow THIS link!