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.
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.
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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!
Explore our selection of blogs from experts on all things sex and pleasure!
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Training Tips & Tools
Putting the SEX back into comprehensive sex education!