Pleasure at #ICFP2016 ? is there any ?

Hi Pleasure Seekers, The Pleasure Project is at the International Conference of Family Planning#ICFP16 in Indonesia, searching out the pleasure in Family Planning….In fact we tried to have a session there and got turned down. [Teeth grind] So really we are frankly a bit disapointed. There is not much. But we have had a really […]

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The Pleasure Round Up 2014 – safe sex selfies to porn protests in Westminster..

The year kicked off with a bang and a provocative ad to promote safer sex by the AIDS Alliance – that racy bunch and they inspired many to come together safely…the ad placed on channel 4 hope inspire viewers to put safer sex at the forefront of their minds when thinking pleasure.. They said “We […]

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Safer sex: Why I’ve been at it

And now a quick post from Arushi our travelling expert…. Here I am, feverishly tapping out this blog in between trips. The past five months have seen me at home only for a few days at a time, while I have been going from one place to another, either for work or pleasure. As a […]

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2013: Using cherry lube in London, watching safe porn in Bangkok and Igniting in Rotterdam

Happy New Year Pleasure Propagandists ! Its been quite a year out there for pleasure and safer sex. The year really kicked off for us when we attended an International Women’s Day Festival in London although we got a bit depressed about the lack of encouragement for women to seek pleasure.  We did find a […]

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Could watching porn increase our expectations of safe pleasure ?

The Pleasure Project is a little bit excited to announce that there is  a new pleasure publication out, and (ah hum) we have written a chapter in his exciting book that highlight the importance of pleasure’.  Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure’ published by Zed and edited by the formidable trio of Cornwall, Jolly and Hawkins…. . We give […]

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‘Let’s be more open about the Joy of Sex’ in The Guardian

Doortje Bracken, of IPPF, has written a brilliant article in The Guardian yesterday about the need to talk more about sexual pleasure in sex educations. She kicks off by repeating the astounding fact that is our motto ‘ Sex can be fun’ . Something that often gets lost in promoting safer sex and family planning.The […]

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Have some stamina to pleasure yourself this International Women’s Day

The Pleasure Project likes to think of International Women’s Day as a chance to celebrate, have fun..whilst of course keeping safe. Last year we got a little despondent as we struggled  to find any calls to women to enjoy themselves, have fun or (heaven forbid) fulfill their desires. We know there are many many depressing […]

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Is Science the Achilles Heel of HIV prevention?

It’s World AIDS day, time to reflect on the impact of this epidemic, but also how we are tackling it together as sexual health advocates. One of the great phrases in recent discussion of HIV prevention is the one coined by Richard Horton of The Lancet in the foreword to their special journal on men […]

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Huffington Post bigs up The Pleasure Project

Okay Okay read all about it. Read Phil Harvey’s brilliant article in The Huffington Post this week on the importance of sex in family planning. (And our work here at The Pleasure Project…) It might seem obvious to you and me that one of the benefits of contraception is that it means you can enjoy […]

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Spot the condoms at AIDS 2012

Ohh we are getting very excited about our session tomorrow morning at the AIDS conference here in Washington. Mainly because we are just a little frustrated that safer sex seems to have slipped off the agenda even more than usual. Although Hilary Clinton was still stating the path to an AIDS free generation is combination […]

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