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#PleasureOnPrEP: Loosing fears

Name of interviewee: David Age: 44 City of residence: Brooklyn, NY When did you start taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)? 2016. How have your sexual relationships and the way you experience sexual pleasure changed since you are on PrEP? I can’t say they have changed. I am a little bit more … Continue reading

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Fulfill Young People’s Sexual Rights!

At the World Congress for Sexual Health 2015 in Singapore, Eli Coleman (Past President of the World Association for Sexual Health-WAS) arranged a dinner with Doortje Braeken, at the time Senior Advisor on Youth, Gender and Rights at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Esther Corona (one of the leading … Continue reading

"On PrEP" by Daniel Arzola

#PleasureOnPrEP: Words & Intimacy

Name of interviewee: Alex City of residence: Queens, NY Age: 34 Profession: Comedian When did you start taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)?  3 years ago How do you think guys on PrEP experience sexual pleasure? PrEP is coming into at the same time of social media apps. Hookup culture is really … Continue reading

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A look on sexual pleasure from Beirut

Rola Yasmine, 29, is a young sexual and reproductive health and rights activist. She currently leads the organization Project A in Beirut. Without hesitations, Rola told me that she has no problem to talk openly about sexual pleasure with other young people in Beirut: “A lot of people may find … Continue reading

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Destigmatizing Trans Pleasure

Joe Wong, 31, is a transgender man originally from Singapore and now living in Bangkok, Thailand, while he works as the Program Manager of the Asia-Pacific Transgender Network (APTN). I recently talked with Joe about the difficulties that exist for transgender people to openly talk about sexual pleasure: “As a … Continue reading

Bowie Lam in Hong Kong. Courtesy of Bowie Lam.

Sex work and the pleasure taboo

Bowie Lam, 28, is a sexual and reproductive health and rights activist based in Hong Kong. She runs the organization “Teen’s Key”, which serves young female sex workers. Some of these women do not think of themselves as sex workers; they think that what they do is “compensated dating”, as … Continue reading

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Silence and pleasure in Japan

Masayoshi Yanagida is a Member of the Youth Initiative Committee at the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). He began his career as a sexual and reproductive health activist when he was 19 years old, and he is a former Secretary of the Youth Committee at the Japan Family Planning Association. … Continue reading

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Australian style harm reduction

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 16 million people who inject drugs; 3 million of them live with HIV. Given that drug use is mostly penalized, the great majority of these persons can not access quality health services.   In very few countries, there are sites … Continue reading

With Esther Corona Vargas.

Do you know what sexual health advocacy is?

The past Latin American Congress of Sexuality Education & Sexology developed in Medellín, Colombia, with the participation of more than 700 attendees. The Latin American Congress of Sexuality Education & Sexology is organized by the Latin American Federation of  Sex Education and Sexology Societies (FLASSES, because of its Spanish acronym), … Continue reading

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World Sexual Health Day 2012 is approaching!

Three years ago, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) undertook an ambitious but necessary proposal: the celebration of a World Sexual Health Day. Why? Because it is extremely important for the general population to understand that sexuality goes far beyond sexual relations, involving elements such as  emotional bonding, gender, … Continue reading

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