Wondering what to do with those old toys?

If you’re like me, you may have been practicing safer, sexier sex by having some fun with toys (err, the adult kind, that is). But at the same time, you start to wonder how the drawer of used toys, not to mention the ones yet to come, might be taking a toll on the environment. […]

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“Reclaim the Condom” on BBC

We just received a press release about a new BBC World documentary on reclaiming condoms for love and pleasure in Mozambique. I haven’t gotten to see it yet (it was airing at 3:30am today, but I was clearly still asleep!), but it sounds like Sheila is doing a great job putting a pleasurable spin on […]

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Desire, Pleasure, and Wellbeing – Call for Articles

Sexuality in Africa magazine has recently posted a call for articles for their Volume 6, Issue 1, which will focus on “Desire, Pleasure, and Wellbeing”. They write: Contributors to this volume are invited to examine the intersection between desire, pleasure and sexual right on the one hand, and sexual health and socio-cultural wellbeing on the […]

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Clitoraid – Adopt a Clitoris

These people are dedicated to providing surgery to women who involuntarily underwent female genital cutting, to help restore their genital functioning and sense of pleasure. From Clitoraid.com: The goal of Clitoraid’s “Adopt a Clitoris” program is to create real, long lasting changes for women who have been forced to experience clitoral excision or genital mutilation […]

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Pleasure as a Sexual Right

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) – one of the leading global advocates for sexual and reproductive health – published its Declaration of Sexual Rights in October 2008. Among its principles is: Principle 4 Sexuality, and pleasure deriving from it, is a central aspect of being human, whether or not a person chooses to reproduce. […]

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Condom, It’s OK!

Check out this funny new condom promotion ad from India: Although I don’t speak Hindi, the message is still clear…

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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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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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