We came, we read, we shared our pleasures

Thanks to all who came to Yodakin Bookstore last night and bravely wrote, read and shared their fantasies at our “Share Your Pleasure” event. We are now all the richer in our collective fantasy bank. Let it long continue this participatory literotica festival  . . . We had a wonderful array of fantasies –  both […]

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The Art of Lust: Ethical Sluthood

Day two at The Festival on the Art of Lust and I had the privilege to talk to the patron saint of “Ethical Sluthood” Janet Hardy, who together with Dossie Easton has written “The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures”. She has authored a huge range of books about all […]

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The Art of Lust

Always dutiful, your faithful Pleasure Project reporter is here in Sydney attending the “Festival on the Art of Lust”. Its a celebration of creative sexuality with artists exploring lust and sexuality. Just to add to your envy , it’s being held in a dance centre overlooking a bay in Sydney. So as I attend workshops […]

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What does your orgasm look like ?

A friend well into her thirties recently asked me  what an orgasm felt like. She had never had one. To be honest I struggled with the words to describe it beyond the cliches of waves, hills and galloping white horses………but now in Delhi there is an exhibition that could just help. “Orgasm”  is an exhibition […]

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Sex, Sizzle and GOOD Sense: The Launching of SuzyKnew

This month, we’re featuring guest blogger Denise Harrison, founder and CEO of SuzyKnew. In Junior High School, I used to write hot, steamy love stories and circulate them around my friends. The stories centered around one woman – actually a friend from school – who would fall in and out of love while having numerous […]

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Safe sex, pleasure and adventure into the foreground : The Pleasure Project in the Indian Express today

The Pleasure Project is  featured in an Indian national paper – the Indian Express today – in a piece about art and social activism to promote safer sex. We are proud to be featured alongside  a Delhi art show that depicts the joy of female orgasms  and new sexy condom campaigns in India. In the […]

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I have sex. . .

Young people are getting angry about the fact that they can vote, pay taxes, enter the military . . . and yet they are not seen as responsible enough to use contraception or practice safer sex. And despite some grown ups being in  denial – they do have sex. This great video made by some […]

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Why pleasure and development should not be strangers in bed…

There is a great new blog on the UK Guardian’s “poverty matters” blog ” Love and Money: Why sex and development are not strange bedfellows”. here it is It is a great  rallying cry about the need to think more about sexuality when it comes to development work – and for health and education services […]

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Sexing up the Pill – what the porn industry can teach us

If you want to be quoted anywhere in India…… it is in “Tehelka” India’s leading and courageous investigative newpaper. ………well  as long as you are not being quoted as accepted a huge bribe in one of their famous sting operations. And here we are,  The Pleasure Project,  quoted in this weeks Tehelka. It’s  an  article […]

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Putting the Pleasure into Poverty Reduction

We  an event that happened last week. On Valentine’s Day the UK  Department for International Development (DFID) launched a photo exhibition on sexuality and development put together by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Check the photos here on the IDS website. DFID’s Permanent Secretary, Nemat Shafik, Professor Lawrence Haddad (IDS) and Carla Sutherland (from […]

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