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Organisations who endorse the Pleasure Principles

Amplify Change

  • We will include pleasure-inclusive sexual health as a cross-cutting approach in funding round guidance to support applicants who wish to incorporate pleasure and sex-positive approaches within our five priority themes into their grant proposals
  • We will share resources, such as those created by The Pleasure Project, with grantees who wish to learn more about pleasure-inclusive sexual health and include it in their work.
  • We will provide training and resources to team members as needed so they can better support grantees seeking to integrate pleasure-inclusive approaches in their projects
  • We will amplify grantee stories of change that share experiences of using a pleasure-inclusive approach in their work.

AVAC

  • We will amplify the Pleasure Principles and the importance of pleasure-based sexual health at every opportunity – including our advocacy and policy work, our communications efforts, and our ongoing series of webinars and educational training
  • We will enthusiastically encourage our global partners and stakeholders to likewise endorse the Pleasure Principles..

Avert

  • We will ensure our communication materials, marketing strategies, and campaigns are inclusive, respectful, and rights-based;
  • We will ensure that our users are told about safer sex being pleasurable and relaxing sex;
  • We will carry out training of staff on pleasure-based sexual health.

Centre for Intimacy Justice

  • We will ensure that our campaigns and communication materials that fight censorship against sexual health and wellness companies include and highlight companies and organisations that champion pleasure.

DKT

  • We will sell and promote our sexual and reproductive health products to aid sex positivity and center sexual rights, safe sex, and overall good health and well-being;.
  • We will ensure our marketing strategies, educational materials, and mass media campaigns are gender inclusive, respectful, and rights-based;
  • We will commit that our end-users and viewers are informed about, and encouraged to advocate for, pleasure as a central part of safe sex.

Fundacion Chile Positivo

  • We will train staff, volunteers, and/or partners on pleasure-based sexual health;
  • We will include pleasure-based sexual health indicators in our work;.
  • We will ensure our communication materials, marketing strategies, and campaigns are inclusive, respectful, and rights-based;
  • We will develop an HIV prevention campaign with a pleasure-based approach which will launch on September 4th.

IPPF

  • At least two Member Associations commit to testing elements of the Pleasure Principles in their work;
  • We will incorporate training of staff across the Federation on Pleasure Based Sexual Health and the evidence that supports it;
  • We will look to expand the Pleasure Campaign by the Africa Regional Office to other regions and use the learnings to inform Pleasure based-content across all regions;
  • We will work with the Pleasure Project to better understand how to incorporate Pleasure into our programs with a focus on youth;
  • We will develop a specific module on advocacy for pleasure in the IPPF internal training modules;
  • We will commit to continuing sex-positive communications content on IPPF’s website in multiple languages and we will work with at least 3 sex positive, pleasure-based influencers on social media content;
  • We will continue to ensure Pleasure is a principal guiding the new IPPF Strategy 2023-2028.

Golden Centre for Women's Rights Uganda

  • We will create awareness, support, and understanding of pleasure among women, sex workers, and the wider community through education;
  • We will challenge and demystify myths and misconceptions around sex by developing, printing, and disseminating pleasure materials;
  • We will incorporate the Pleasure Principles in our SRHR Policies and Programs.

Kisumu World of Pleasure

  • We will include pleasure-based sexual health or pleasure inclusivity and sex-positivity in the organization’s mission statement;
  • We will train staff, volunteers, and/or partners on pleasure-based sexual health;
  • We will sell and promote our products as an aid to pleasurable sex but based on sexual rights, safe, sex, and good health;
  • We will ensure that our customers, viewers, members, and clients are told about safer sex being pleasurable and relaxing sex.

Love Matters India

  • We commit to strengthening our work toward the principle of "Talking Sexy". We would like to focus deeper on improving the social skill around having healthy and pleasurable conversations about sex;
  • We commit to focusing on the "Be Positive" principle with a particular focus on strengthening positivity in the conversations between health service providers and their clients.

My Sexual Health

  • We will teach the Pleasure Principles to all the Healthcare Providers in Sexology, Training Cub, and the MSH Team, using the training kit provided by the Pleasure Project;
  • We will train staff, MSH Team Members, and students on pleasure-based sexual health.

PSI

  • We will develop and incorporate pleasure-forward content into our programming in at least three countries, thereby integrating sexual pleasure into the narrative to catalyze comprehensive SRH impact;
  • We will grow the body of evidence to catalyze the conversation around the impact of pleasure-forward content and programming; do this by authoring at least two publications amplifying results and recommendations;
  • We will join the conversation about the measurement and integration of pleasure-forward metrics.

Rutgers

  • We will develop and incorporate pleasure-forward content into our programming in at least three countries, thereby integrating sexual pleasure into the narrative to catalyze comprehensive SRH impact;
  • We will grow the body of evidence to catalyze the conversation around the impact of pleasure-forward content and programming; do this by authoring at least two publications amplifying results and recommendations;
  • We will join the conversation about the measurement and integration of pleasure-forward metrics.

SAFF

  • We will release an episode of the SRHM Podcast on sexual pleasure;
  • We will publish a blog on the topic of sexual pleasure;
  • We will publish a commentary in the journal on the pleasure principles;
  • We will encourage potential authors to submit articles on pleasure;
  • We will discuss producing a special issue of the journal on sexual pleasure (funding dependent).

SRH matters

  • We will release an episode of the SRHM Podcast on sexual pleasure;
  • We will publish a blog on the topic of sexual pleasure;
  • We will publish a commentary in the journal on the pleasure principles;
  • We will encourage potential authors to submit articles on pleasure;
  • We will discuss producing a special issue of the journal on sexual pleasure (funding dependent).

Tabu Tabu

  • We commit to including pleasure-based, sex-positive language in our work in sexuality education and sexual health and rights promotion;
  • We commit to framing all conversations and learning materials around safer sex in a sex-positive way;
  • We commit to training staff, volunteers, and/or partners where relevant on pleasure based sexual health;

The Case for Her

  • We will continue to invest and fund in opportunities that support pleasure-based sexual health;
  • We will use our platform as needed to advocate for pleasure-based sexual health:
    • ensure that any communication material, marketing strategies, or campaigns produced are inclusive, respectful, and rights-based;
    • amplify evidence on PBSH in appropriate opportunities.
  • We will include endorsement of Pleasure Principles as recommended action for grantees and partners

WAS

  • We commit to making the official theme of World Sexual Health Day 2022 will be: “Let's Talk Pleasure”;
  • We commit to distributing The Pleasure Principles to all member organizations to host local World Sexual Health Day Events, under the theme: “Let's Talk Pleasure” by, amongst other activities, doing a training on the Pleasure Principles using the training kit provided by the Pleasure Project;
  • We commit to including pleasure-based sexual health or pleasure inclusivity and sex-positivity in the WAS Theory of Change Statement, leading to clear objectives and outcomes in the WAS 2022 to 2025 strategic document;
  • We commit to ensuring our communication materials, marketing strategies, and campaigns are inclusive, respectful, and rights-based.

The Sex School Hub

  • We will include pleasure-based sexual health or pleasure inclusivity and sex-positivity in the organization's mission statement;
  • We will train staff, volunteers, and/or partners on pleasure-based sexual health;
  • We will ensure that our customers, viewers, and clients are told about safer sex being pleasurable and relaxing sex;
  • We will include pleasure-based sexual health indicators in our work;
  • We will conduct research that leads to evidence around pleasure-based sexual health, and publish opinion pieces that will amplify the evidence on pleasure-based sexual health;
  • We will include the endorsement of the Pleasure Principles as a recommended action for grantees and partners;
  • We will encourage our network to showcase a The Pleasure Principles poster, to signal being aligned with pleasure-based sexual health and practicing good safe sex.

YUVA Nepal

  • We commit to training staff, volunteers, and/or partners on pleasure-based sexual health;
  • We commit to conducting sessions on pleasure positivity and sexual health and rights as a part of our in-house programs;
  • We commit to including pleasure-based sexual health indicators in our work with the support of the Pleasure Project;
  • We commit to conducting research, which leads to evidence around pleasure-based sexual health;
  • We commit to ensuring our communication materials, strategies, and campaigns are inclusive, respectful, and rights-based;
  • We commit to putting a poster up showing The Pleasure Principles in our office and website and explaining how we are a pleasure-based sexual health organization.