Could watching porn increase our expectations of safe pleasure ?

The Pleasure Project is a little bit excited to announce that there is  a new pleasure publication out, and (ah hum) we have written a chapter in his exciting book that highlight the importance of pleasure’.  Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure’ published by Zed and edited by the formidable trio of Cornwall, Jolly and Hawkins…. . We give […]

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‘Let’s be more open about the Joy of Sex’ in The Guardian

Doortje Bracken, of IPPF, has written a brilliant article in The Guardian yesterday about the need to talk more about sexual pleasure in sex educations. She kicks off by repeating the astounding fact that is our motto ‘ Sex can be fun’ . Something that often gets lost in promoting safer sex and family planning.The […]

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Feminist Porn and cherry lube

The Pleasure Project spent another day at the Women of the World festival in London today. Today we hoped for some discussion of safe pleasure; but it never got there. We kicked off by talking to Emma George who is chasing the female orgasm around the world; making a film ‘Around the world in 80 […]

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Have some stamina to pleasure yourself this International Women’s Day

The Pleasure Project likes to think of International Women’s Day as a chance to celebrate, have fun..whilst of course keeping safe. Last year we got a little despondent as we struggled  to find any calls to women to enjoy themselves, have fun or (heaven forbid) fulfill their desires. We know there are many many depressing […]

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Measure what you treasure, even pleasure

Last week in Delhi there was an international conference that urged the world to measure progress not as a reduction in bad things (poverty, illness, death) but an increase in good things (happiness, satisfaction, well being). The rather unexciting conference title 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy had lots of more exciting […]

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AIDS 2012: all pleasured up ?

“Sex has been eradicated from the conference, it’s almost as if it’s an airborne disease” Okay so when we said that to WAMU radio we were feeling kinda blue and bio-medicalised out. They interviewed us after our satellite session to launch “Everything you ever wanted to know about pleasurable safer sex but were afraid to […]

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Spot the condoms at AIDS 2012

Ohh we are getting very excited about our session tomorrow morning at the AIDS conference here in Washington. Mainly because we are just a little frustrated that safer sex seems to have slipped off the agenda even more than usual. Although Hilary Clinton was still stating the path to an AIDS free generation is combination […]

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Everything you have ever wanted

to know about pleasurable safer sex but were afraid to ask.. Is the topic that The Pleasure Project is tackling at AIDS 2012 in Washington conference next week. We have trawled the literature (just for you) to answer 20 question about pleasure, sex and health and it’s here all here..  Everything you ever wanted to […]

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Is pornography is somebody else’s erotica that you don’t like ?

The Pleasure Project’s very own Anne Philpott will be part of a panel this week in Delhi.  Nandita Das, Onir, Mithu Sen, Poorna Jagannathan, Rosalyn D’ Mello will be having a conversation on the changing visual landscape of intimacies and desire in Indian Cinema, image & contemporary art. The Pleasure Project will be getting down […]

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We are all over the Indian Man’s World

We got some great coverage in Man’s World Magazine  in India. Read is here and see if you can spot a mention of your fantasy (or pick up a new one). The link to The Pleasure Project in a Mansworld And then read the unedited version here at Manavi’s blog where she talks about attending […]

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