The Pleasure Revolution

When it comes to consenting adults engaging in safe sex, pleasure is the name of the game.

The Pleasure Revolution

Everyone should enjoy a pleasure-filled and healthy sex life, free from violence, shame or criminalization. We are celebrating sex and sexuality by promoting well-being, safety, pleasure, desire and joy, all while helping people feel empowered to know what they want, and ask for it too.

Why Pleasure?

Let’s be honest … young people don’t just have sex for reproduction. They have sex because it feels good! New research shows that including sexual pleasure in sexual health education improves condom use and increases knowledge and positive attitudes about sex, ultimately leading to better, safer sex and saving lives in the process.

The Pleasure Principles

We’re tired of standard prevention framing in sex education that only focuses on avoiding pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. That’s why we’ve endorsed the Pleasure Project’s Pleasure Principles, which promote a sex-positive, pleasure-based approach to sex and sexual health.

When it comes to consenting adults engaging in safe sex, pleasure is the name of the game.

Pleasure Resources

How to masturbate if you have a penis

How to masturbate if you have a vagina

5 great reasons to use lube 

How well do you know the vulva and vagina?

A guide to safe and pleasurable oral sex

In 2022, IPPF Africa Region launched a digital campaign on safer sex and the importance of pleasure. Learn more about Treasure Your Pleasure below!

Featured Perspectives

Explore our selection of blogs from experts on all things sex and pleasure!

More Resources

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How do you navigate the pleasure experience?

We all have the capacity to feel pleasure if we want to. However, the experience often times depends on where we are, who we're with, and many other factors.

Training Tips & Tools

Putting the SEX back into comprehensive sex education!


Tips for delivering sex-positive workshops for young people


Making the case for a rights-based, sex positive approach


Exclaim! Young people's guide to sexual rights


Youth messaging guidelines checklist