Our first guest blogger: Ana Santos

We’re incredibly happy to have the wonderful Ana Santos as our first Pleasure Project guest blogger. Ana will join us once a week during the month of November to give her thoughts on sex, pleasure, lovin’… whatever strikes her fancy. Who is Ana? Ana is a freelance journalist based in Manila, Philippines. She writes mostly […]

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Chicks with Guts and morals – live from Berlin Porn Festival

“Chicks with Guts” was a discussion about women making films in a male dominated industry. There was a great range of speakers including  Anna Brownfield, Ovidie and Julia Simone. I asked a question about making safer sex within sex films and there was an interesting range of answers. Points of view ranged from those that […]

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You can’t get safer than air sex ….live from the Berlin Porn Festival

I’ve come to the 4th Berlin Porn Festival to talk about safer sex and learn more about the porn industry. One major lesson I have learnt is that air sex is a much under-rated method of safer sex. Last night I attended the festival party – I don’t know what I was expecting, but this […]

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Condoms are becoming more popular?

The media has given some attention this week to a new report from the UK’s NHS that shows condoms becoming more popular (for instance, The Times and The Daily Mail). I must say, the report contains a wealth of information. But it’s also kind of strange. Let’s first look at the pill/condom issue: So, there […]

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Women have sex… because they like it

In the latest of the never-ending series of news articles about what women want, why they have sex, and what they want to get out of it, Newsweek brings us this jewel describing the findings of a new book Why Women Have Sex. Let’s just say that I hope the book is more insightful than […]

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Rubbing – the new ED treatment

A lot of fuss was created recently about scientists working on a new treatment for Erectile Dysfunction. The problem is that current treatments are orally administered, thus can take several hours to come into effect – and the effects can last for a long time as the drug is filtered in your body. All of […]

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Sex robots… they’re coming

There’s nothing more exciting than combining sex and intelligence, and this story promises them both. David Levy, who is known for his pioneering work on Artificial Intelligence, first in relation to chess programs and now in conversational programs, is apparently now interested in expanding his scope to sex robots. I need to meet this man. […]

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Recycle your used condoms!

We all know that you’re not allowed to reuse our old condoms, right? But what a waste of perfectly good latex, just going into the landfills… why throw them away when you can turn them into condom fashion? OK, I hope you know that I’m kidding. I’m sure that these outfits were made from new […]

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When in Riga…

Recently, I found myself in Riga attending a EuroNGOs meeting, discussing “Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Times of Economic Crisis.” As the title makes it sound, it was by and large a pretty serious meeting, with a focus on making economic arguments for the kind of work we do. But, knowing […]

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Sexuality in Africa – deadline extended

If you’re like us, you may find that from time to time you’re running a little behind schedule. In case you were hoping to submit an abstract for the 4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights – which has two abstract topic tracks relating to pleasure – you will be happy to know that […]

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