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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 our  new view of harm reduction and the possibilities of good safe sex in porn and some of the wonderful people who do just that. We quote a few brilliant dirty writers who always do it safe to show how much the safer sex world has to learn about pleasure from the pleasure world.

The book is filled with pleasure propogandists talking good sense such as Jo Doezema who busts some myths about sex workers and pleasure, such as ….they never getting it at work or that sex work is  ‘easy money’. Jo talks aboutthe evidence that sex workers experiences of pleasure can be linked to their amount of control at work and how sex workers as ‘pleasure professionals’ have a huge amount of skills to teach non sex workers about pleasure, something we could not agree more with at Pleasure Towers as the best good safe sex skills can always be traced back to a sex worker. Alice Welbourne does her own myth busting about pleasure after an HIV diagnosis and Lorna Couldrick and Alex Cowan highlight the assumptions that people with disability are often seen an non sexual.

There are also a few fantastic chapters about sex education as it is and as it should be in Nigeria, Malawi , Uganda and Turkey. As Xiaopeu He wonderfully sims it up by ending  her chapter.

‘these exciting stories, erotic desires and colourful lives..and the boundary breaking good humour with which they are shared motivate……the collective struggle for rights to pleasure’

Hear Hear

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Thanks to all who came to Yodakin Bookstore last night and bravely wrote, read and shared their fantasies at our “Share Your Pleasure” event. We are now all the richer in our collective fantasy bank.

Let it long continue this participatory literotica festival  . . .

We had a wonderful array of fantasies –  both ones we had prepared earlier and others spontaneously added to our “fantasy box”.  Whilst people read we watched a backdrop of polymorphously perverse  images including some that attendees had sent to The Pleasure Project in advance – you naughty exhibitionists you.

The evening began with a beautiful feast with Rosalyn who whetted everyone’s appetite with her soaking, marinating chicken. Taking us deep in the art of lustful food.

 
Then with perfect timing Sumit arrived fresh from the exertions of his Haus Kaus run to glow and deliver his running fantasy. Oh the sexiness of the competition between male runners. He dis-robed and then re-robed as a laburnum tree in bloom. He admitted that he was a mixture of
” speeding machismo, and admiring legs”

 

I then came out to admit my fetish for sofas and clasped a shiny cushion and described my current  favourite one, it’s beautiful dark wood edges and it’s perfect height, just right to catch that space between thighs and hipbone. How I often

“let the soft skin of my forearm sneak a touch of it’s upper edge”.

We also heard a couple of anonymous readings from people who were in the bookstore – but did not want to read. We like shy people, sooooo cute.

So Oroon had the pleasure of reading them. We loved hearing about the threatening intimacy of two women shaving each other and then were immediately plunged headlong  into the cool relief of two wet women with

“Handfuls of wet stretchy fabric and then finally cool skin, firm waist, a shoulder blade, the beautiful smooth roundness of her ass, a billowing curtain brushes both bodies with rain smelling wind”.

Arushi then treated us to  her favourite fantasy of public sex and one man’s unusual take on unsafe sex – that its not to be encouraged because it makes you travel through wormholes in time and space. Not worth the risk of where you will end up, we reckon.

Which led us neatly to the sex toy demos; the wonderful remote controlled vibrating egg or  the beautifully snug lubed male sheath that can be carefully teased down a dick with your lips. Even be filled with a dab of lube to give a warm wonderfully squishy feeling all over the head of his erection – and last but not least the FC2 that gives you a special tickle and if you like it a rough bump and grind during sex. The ring pushed deep into your pussy gives a feeling like someone is lightly teasing the back of your eyeballs. . .

Phew. It was a steamy night. As I walked down the quiet lane of Haus Kaus village, dazed people spilling out into the dry hot night. One woman said to me

“I have never been to anything like this, to hear people’s fantasies and write my own, but now I can’t stop thinking about that one, that one where my best friend will watch me having sex and direct the action.”

So go forth and have fun, but please pleasure each other safely.

Next up – what did people write in that fantasy box ?

What sweet inspiration did occur to you all after hearing all these fantasies ?

For that you will need to wait a while . . .

 

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Book Cover of the new Joy of Sex

The first really raunchy sex manual, Joy of Sex, was published back in 1972. It’s now been revised, this time by a woman, so its down-to-earth sex advice – and its emphasis on pleasure – is fully up to date and written from a perspective that balances both male and female.

It has 43 new sections, many of the original sections have been rewritten, and the complete package not only contains full coverage of safe sex, but hundreds of suggestions for top-to-toe pleasure! The Joy of Sex, revised by Susan Quilliam, is published by Mitchell Beazley (ISBN: 9781845334291).

There are also two follow-up Joy of Sex books, with completely new material: The Romantic Lover is for partners who want to introduce (or reintroduce) a little romantic loving to the bedroom (ISBN: 9781845334727); The Adventurous Lover is for partners who want to push the boundaries and try new things. Both are by Susan Quilliam, published by Mitchell Beazley (ISBN: 9781845334734).

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