Cindy Gallop: "Talk Dirty To Me" (NSFW)

Cindy Gallop: "Talk Dirty To Me" (NSFW)


This Week's Guest: Cindy Gallop

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This episode contains adult themes and a few swear words, so you may wish to exercise discretion when listening with others. 

"You’re never too old or too young to do anything." - Cindy Gallop

From her early training in theatre, to a career in advertising and a life filled with purpose and fun, to her next mission as founder, investor, and evangelist for positive, joyful sex technology on the web; Cindy Gallop has been "blowing shit up" for a long time. 

From creating an award-winning agency, to recognizing a clear opportunity in sex tech (including naming it) and creating Make Love, Not Porn, Cindy has been at the cutting edge of culture for more than a few decades now, and she's here to share that experience with us. 

"Great brands have a very clear attitude. This is who I am, this is what I stand for. Either you’re with me or you’re not. And if you’re not, that’s fine, because there will be people who are." - Cindy Gallop

The lessons for all of us include:

  • Perseverance: -To build a tech startup, Cindy had to "think under, over, around, through every single obstacle." And Cindy explains exactly why building a startup in the sex tech space makes the average startup problem look easy by comparison.

  • Experience is Valuable: By showing how her life experience informs her company's design and culture, Cindy makes the case for "...the extraordinary value that older women and older men bring to the business, bring to tech, bring to the entrepreneurial world, and bring to the world generally."

  • How To Make Sex Fun and Positive Again: Cindy's episode will also make you think, including challenging us all to wish our friends the best anniversary and vacation sex possible.


At TED2009, Cindy Gallop gave a 4-minute presentation that became one of the event's most talked about. Speaking from her personal experience, she argued that hardcore pornography had distorted the way a generation of young men think about sex.

Show Notes




More About Cindy Gallop

Cindy started up ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named Advertising Woman of the Year.  She is the founder of,  co-action software (and Harvard Business School case study) that enables brands and consumers to implement the business model of the future: Shared Values + Shared Action = Shared Profit (financial and social).  She also founded Make Love Not Porn,  launched at TED 2009 – ‘Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference.’ The Social Sex Revolution (the revolutionary part isn’t the sex, but the social) for which she has just raised $2 million to scale.  As a global sextech pioneer and champion, she is also raising the world’s first and only sextech fund: All the Sky Holdings. She champions gender equality, diversity, and inclusion everywhere, speaks at conferences around the world, and consults—describing her consultancy approach as ‘I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.’ 

Find Cindy on LinkedIn and Twitter, too.

Musical Inspiration For This Episode From Our Playlist

Paula Buchanan: "American Girl"

Paula Buchanan: "American Girl"

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