Established in 2003 as "United Kingdom Adult Producers" (UKAP), rebranded into "United Kingdom Adult Professionals" (UKAP) in 2019. The organisation rebranded again in 2021 into "Support Network for Adult Professionals" (SNAP), more information on this can be read here.
The organisation now runs as a voluntary, non-profit community interest company. SNAP brings together the UK’s Adult Industry and provide members from all branches of Adult Professionals (performers, content creators, producers, webmasters, etc.) with quality support, education and advice. The acronym SNAP is made up of four words we feel are inclusive and reflect the diverse make up of the adult industry we all belong to;
Support Network (for) Adult Professionals.
As what was formerly a predominantly producer-led and focused group, SNAP is now a more inclusive association. Our new makeup is more geared towards helping, educating and supporting people like you, who make a living from the adult industry. Our aims are to attract a more diverse demographic of members from a range of roles in the industry, in order to help us all improve our businesses.
SNAP membership provides access to a diverse and knowledgeable member base, with decades of experience in all areas. We help to provide advice for people in the industry, including important safety developments, mental health and sexual health issues. We can also help with information regarding copyright infringement, data protection, and important paperwork.
‘SNAP’s mission is to bring together the UK adult industry and its allies. We provide members with sound advice and support. Our aim is to protect and recognise the work of performers, productions and distributors alike. When Sahara was voted chairperson in 2019, there was a movement where we saw a lot of models using “content creator” platforms, and so we expanded our remit to include all people within the evolving adult industry.'
More recently we bought additional committee members on board and expanded again to include advice with things like our COVID Toolkit, regular seminars, networking opportunities, socials and awards. With future plans to bring out eLearning and other useful tools for our members to help support them. We can also support all of our members by providing information and signposting.
Meet the team
order: From first voted in per year
Sahara was elected Head of SNAP in 2019. She has extensive experience of the Adult Industry, performing from 2004-2009 and in both a performing and producing capacity since 2018. Sahara has worked for many and varied adult production companies both in the UK and overseas. She has appeared in countless magazines, DVDs and successfully runs her own paysite, saharaknite.exposed. Sahara has appeared in mainstream productions including famously, HBO's 'Game Of Thrones'
Steve is a cameraman and editor who has been involved in the industry since 2013. He produces content for amateur and professional performers alike and manages Red Sign Studio in Surrey. Steve's skills also include brand-building, marketing and distribution.
Press & Social Secretary
Sexual Health & Wellbeing Lead
Jason is a gay porn actor, sex worker and is also a Rights and sexual health speaker. His audiences ranged from the UN, Parliament, to training within the NHS. Jason is a representative for the trade union 'United Sex Workers' a branch of 'United Voices of the World' who have successful won Worker Rights for strippers. Jason is also on the Research and Development team at National Ugly Mugs (Sex Worker safety charity). He founded porn4prep.com and is now organising the PPSDpledge.com (Porn Professionals for Safety, against Discrimination Pledge).
Professional accountant with over 10 years of experience within the adult industry.
Specialising in accountancy and taxation no matter the structure. Professional, discrete and confidential.
Donovan has tried his hands at performing and running a studio, with 15 years experience in web development and operational support. He joins us to keep the SNAP website and systems running smoothly and to advise the community on best practices and recommendations.