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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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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The safer sex time bomb has gone off in India

Last January we reported from India with the comment “Sex is time bomb waiting to go off in India”. http://thepleasureproject.org/2010/01/26/%E2%80%9Cindian-women-have-no-business-being-happy-and-especially-no-business-enjoying-sex%E2%80%9D/ Well it seems it just did. The national Indian magazine Outlook just reported it’s annual sex survey this week – and it has some interesting findings….. –   34% of respondents has had a one night […]

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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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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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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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