Pleasure & Women’s Empowerment

Last month, I kicked off the December holidays with a trip to IDS for a workshop on Pleasure and Women’s Empowerment. From the get-go, I knew it was going to be a fun meeting. We started off with dinner and a conversation (as so many sexually pleasurable things do), where we got a chance to […]

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Being Positive about HIV/AIDS

Our friend Ana Santos recently published a column in the Manila Times and on her blog entitled “Being Positive About HIV/AIDS“.  She has graciously granted us permission to repost the column here, but you can also read it on her website. Saturday, August 15, 2009 THE SINGLE FILES By Ana Santos Being positive about HIV/AIDS […]

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We’re in Playboy!

Everyone over here on the Pleasure Project team was super excited to see our name in the latest issue of Playboy in the Philippines! The article occupies an illustrious three pages, and describes in detail some of our tips for sexing up your safer sex life. The more adventurous ones can experiment with having their […]

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Greetings from the Pleasure-Sphere!

The Pleasure Project has been spreading its mantra of pleasurable safer sex around the world for five years, and now we’ve brought the sexy banter to the blogosphere. Stay up to date with the latest thinking on the pleasure approach to safer sex and upcoming and recent pleasure events. You can also share your comments […]

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Workshop at Share-Net Meeting

On April 16, 2009, Wendy Knerr presented a Pleasure Project workshop to a Share-Net meeting in the Netherlands. Share-Net is the Dutch network of development organizations and individual consultants working in the field of sexual & reproductive health and rights, and HIV. Among those present were members of the Universal Access to the Female Condom […]

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Washington Post article

This March 2009 article in the Washington Post reports on our work with other pleasure advocates at a youth festival in Delhi. A recent youth festival aimed at raising awareness about health issues and HIV in India did something unique to draw visitors. Amid all the sobering talk of at-risk communities, safe sex and health […]

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Upcoming article in the journal “Development”

Look out for a new piece ‘Promoting Safer Sex Through Pleasure: Lessons from 15 countries’, due out in March. Read the flyer here.

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Media coverage from before 2009

Inter Press Service A World AIDS Day report on the global effort to eroticize safer sex and improve sexual health. Read the article. IRIN/PlusNews This global source for news and analysis on HIV and AIDS reported on The Pleasure Project’s presentations at the 2008 International AIDS Conference in Mexico City (August 2008). Read the article. […]

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Inter Press Service Article

The Pleasure Project was mentioned in this World AIDS Day report on the global effort to eroticize safer sex and improve sexual health. The Pleasure Project emphasises that local sensibilities should be considered while planning programmes. For example, in 2004, it facilitated a ‘pleasure proficiency’ training for Cambodia’s sexual health educators and urged them to […]

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