A Pleasurably Bad Bad Boy

Annie Philpott and I have what can probably be termed as “every safe sex activist’s ultimate fantasy”. This fantasy is of a hot, delectable specimen of a man subtlety promoting condoms, insinuating the pleasure that they bring. During a conversation we had on this topic, the man who came to mind was George Clooney, Hollywood’s […]

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Enter through the back door, please

Reporting live from the hallowed halls of the University of Oxford was never more exciting than last week, when Jerry Galea of the UCLA Programme in Global Health and the International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) talked about the frontiers (or should that be ‘rear-iers’) of HIV prevention: the search for an effective rectal microbicide. His […]

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SexSmartFilms – share your films about sex

While I was in Mexico at the SSSS meeting, I went to a brilliant session by Mark Schoen of SexSmartFilms.com. Mark’s presentation, entitled “100 years of sex education films”, was enthralling enough to draw and keep awake an audience at 8am on a Sunday morning, the last day of the meeting – even though we […]

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Food, Safe Sex and Pleasure in Bangkok

When it comes to safe sex, I like to put my money where my mouth is. Cabbages and Condoms in Bangkok is one restaurant that apparently likes to do the same. I had read about Cabbages and Condoms and their innovative concept of a restaurant that promotes good food, safe sex and responsible family planning […]

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Live from the SSSS: Sexual Pleasure as a Positive Right

This week, I’m attending the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s annual meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Aside from being a beautiful place where the balmy ocean breezes are caressing my skin even as I type (and the sounds of Mexican karaoke are assailing my ears), it is home this week to a gathering […]

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The Courtly Pleasures of Safer Sex

What is your deepest, most secret sexual fantasy? Is it to have super mutant powers like the X-Men? Or is it be a quirky spy like Austin Powers who always had enough mojo for a shag? May be you’re the type to whom power is an aphrodisiac? Or the amorous kind who falls to their […]

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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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