Pleasure at IUSSP?

I have to apologize for the paucity of blog posts this week – I’ve been attending the IUSSP International Population Conference. While there is lots of talk of sex, and one might argue that, in fact, sex is one of the key factors influencing population (haha), the act of sex, desires, pleasures, and the like […]

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Erection campaign

What does a UK magazine's censorship battle tells us about attitudes to women's desire and pleasure? Are women just too frail to handle pictures of erect penises when, in fact, they were just stopping by the newsstand for a carton of milk? Or are women simply not interested in ogling men's bodies?

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OMG, it’s a female condom!

IRIN Plus News recently carried an article that highlights some pros and cons of female condoms, or at least of how they’re viewed today. Let’s start with a pro – there was an article about female condoms! And not just a new technological breakthrough or design innovation, but an article about some actually using one. […]

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UNAIDS Guidelines on HIV Interventions for Young People

The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on HIV and Young People recently published a series of seven guidance briefs on HIV interventions for young people. The idea of the briefs is to provide decision makers with information about how to ameliorate the HIV epidemic, based on the existing body of knowledge relating to young people. […]

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Mother knows best… :)~>-8-(:

I think we’ve all seen the condom ads circulating around YouTube these days… unfortunately, due to the obscenity laws in many places, these are very rarely sexy. That said, some of them are absolutely hilarious. 15 and Counting has collected their top picks for your viewing pleasure. I’ll repost one here that I do find […]

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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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It’s Margaret Sanger’s Birthday

I was just listening to the Writer’s Almanac, where they mentioned that today is the birthday of the mother of birth control: And it’s the birthday of the woman who caused science fiction writer H.G. Wells to say: “The movement she started will grow to be, a hundred years from now, the most influential of […]

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Turn ons and turn offs – anal sex and pregnancy

In the latest issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, a quarterly journal pubished by the Guttmacher Institute, there are two articles that focus on the role of pleasure and arousal in safer sex behaviors. One, “Women’s Experiences with Anal Sex: Motivations and Implications for STD Prevention,” found that women in the study often […]

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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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“Do it for your country!”

In the world of promoting safer sex, it’s true that university students get a lot of attention. But usually this attention is focused on their risky behavior, crazy parties, and multiple partners. This year, the Great American Condom Campaign decided to take safer sex to the grassroots level. Instead of simply recruiting peer educators, this […]

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