Safe play-doh porn direct from Scotland

Arushi Singh, ace Pleasure Propagandist based in Delhi and Goa, spent June in the sunny climes of Glasgow learning all there could be about good safe sex. Here is her first report home. Ever heard of a soggy sao? This Pleasure Propagandist got to go to a sexology conference for the first time and boy […]

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Strange bedfellows: how to get academics to take pleasure seriously ?

The Pleasure Project has been featured in a special Supplement of Health Research Policy and Systems published yesterday. We are naturally quite pleased with ourselves. Our article “Strange bedfellows: bridging the worlds of academia, public health and the sex industry to improve sexual health outcomes” is part of a series that discuss how get sexual  […]

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Women have sex… because they like it

In the latest of the never-ending series of news articles about what women want, why they have sex, and what they want to get out of it, Newsweek brings us this jewel describing the findings of a new book Why Women Have Sex. Let’s just say that I hope the book is more insightful than […]

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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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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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Want more stimulation? Try a female condom!

Maybe you’ve heard about the legendary “C-V Distance”? No, this has nothing to do with your resume, your level of physical fitness, or probability and statistics. This time it’s the distance between a woman’s clitoris and her vagina. Back in February, Kim Wallen, a professor at Emory University, reanalyzed measurement data of women and discovered […]

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