Putting The Sexy Into Safer Sex. Building Bridges Between The Sex World And Public Health
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This presentation was delivered by the Pleasure Project to a workshop at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on improving the use of research in policy and practice.

This presentation was delivered by the Pleasure Project to a workshop at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on improving the use of research in policy and practice.

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  • Our aims more than just one module discussion on pleasure within larger programmes that are mostly sex-negative objectives/outcomes must include understanding of the ‘how to’ of pleasurable safer sex
  • Our overall strategy and approach, and obstacles to this approach in the form of people’s preconceptions We bridge different worlds, walk a thin line between health and sex industry Others’ preconceptions of our work Charitable status rejected, emails spammed
  • Knew we wouldn’t be taken seriously by some … so Lancet We use WHO definition of sexual health Try to be practical = influence practitioners, but also assist them. Ways we communicate w/dift audiences, but also indication of the ways they support our work “ focus in particular on the nature of your research evidence and how this affects the level of success of their influencing efforts (issue, discipline, type of evidence, level of contestation/popularity/neglect).” Many practitioners we meet are already convinced of the need to integrate pleasure, but they don’t know how to do it. How we work to influence opinion makers in all these worlds.
  • Preparing for this conference has made us self-reflective and self-critical – did the survey Thinking about the results of each of our projects We’re in the process of formalising our org and struggling with it – guerrilla girls or and NGO or a big corporate entity.
  • 9 month period, though in operation since 2004 Since official launch of GM the number of times each page has been accessed. useful in determining the number of times pages are viewed by visitors and the general amount of traffic on the site. Page views represent each time a single page is accessed, whereas hits can represent multiple items (images, charts, plug-ins) accessed within a single page view. Hits=464,000
  • UK, Vietnam, USA, Madagascar, Malawi, Canada, Thailand and Mekong sub region, Turkey, DRC (humanitarian worker)
  • Self-policing
  • Really useful in helping us articulate the impact of what we’re doing
  • Difficult to measure impact, prove causality

Putting The Sexy Into Safer Sex. Building Bridges Between The Sex World And Public Health Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Building bridges between the sex world and public health putting the sexy into safer sex
  • 2. Sexing up safer sex Organisational goal & objectives
    • Ultimate goal: More people practice safer sex
    • Ultimate objectives:
    • Shift perception and practice of sexuality education and sexual health interventions:
      • from bio-medical focus (disease/risk) >>
      • to pleasure/health/empowerment
    • Pleasure/desire = quality markers for sex ed/sexual health interventions worldwide, tailored to context/culture
  • 3. We aim to please Our approach Building bridges, walking a thin line The Pleasure Project Sex and pleasure industry Public health practice Research & academia Public health/ development sector
  • 4. Strange bedfellows S takeholders & communication methods Academia & public health decision/ policy makers Mass media & general public Sex/pleasure world Public health practitioners
    • Work with porn film directors & actors
    • Articles in erotic magazines (e.g. Forum)
    • Sexual Freedom Coalition
    • Nomination for Erotic Oscar
    • Sexy tips online
    • Lancet
    • Reproductive Health Matters
    • Development
    • Royal Society of Medicine
    • Literature review
    • Workshops and trainings
    • AIDS conferences
    • Sexy condom demos
    • Website
    • Correspondence
    • Washington Post
    • Guardian
    • The Times
    • Sydney Morning Herald
    • Cosmo etc
    • Website
    • Correspondence
  • 5. The ins and outs Results chain analysis The Global Mapping of Pleasure Inputs unpaid time, money (£4,500), photo Research (£300), photo shoot (all volunteer), contacts/networking, publicity; conference abstracts Outputs publication; launch at AIDS conference -- speakers drawn from GM; postcards; banners; poster presentation Outcomes media coverage; blogs; more awareness of the work of practitioners profiled in the GM worldwide; 15,000+ downloads from web; email queries; enthusiastic feedback Impact plan to do impact assessment to determine impact on practitioners’ work and on support/funding/work of those profiled in the case studies
  • 6. Was it good for you? Examples of general indicators
      • Noticeable increase in attention to pleasure at AIDS conferences
        • See Pleasure assessment of Mexico IAC (IDS website)
      • Media attention ( Washington Post , DFID Insight Newsletter etc)
      • Since 2004:
        • More than 1,500 practitioners/decision makers exposed to pleasure training techniques and concepts
        • Many more at conferences and through media
      • Increasing requests for training, articles and workshops
      • Email queries: 3-4/month
  • 7. Was it good for you? Quantitative indicators: website
    • www.thepleasureprojectorg
    • usage statistics in 9 months
    • (Aug 2008 – Apr 2009)
    • 24,000+ unique visitors
    • half spent 1+ min on site
    • avg. 2,500 unique visitors/month
    • spikes after conference appearances
    • 89,000 page views
    • visitors from 25 countries
    • Most common file download: Global Mapping of Pleasure (15,000-18,000)
  • 8. Was it good for you? Qualitative indicators
    • General online survey + workshop evaluation (Share-Net)
    • Respondents said they were:
      • More comfortable talking about role of pleasure in sexual health/safe sex
      • More knowledgeable about pleasure and safer sex/sexual health
      • Better able to articulate issues related to pleasure and safer sex
  • 9.
    • From practitioners/educators/programmers
    • “ … it helps us understand and come up with pragmatic solutions for safer sex.”
    • “ I started to think more about how I can integrate fun and pleasure as a guiding principle when planning or discussing HIV education.”
    • “ I've had positive feedback from taking a more fun/pleasure-focussed approach -- people have commented that making things fun makes it easier to talk about.”
    Was it good for you? Qualitative indicators: feedback
  • 10.
    • Practitioner (SE Asia)
    • “ Saw Anne Philpott’s presentation at the 2004 HIV conference in Bangkok while I was giving HIV education and prevention instruction in an immigration detention centre (with detainees and immigration police officers). I was already trying out a variety of activities to break down negative associations with condoms … Her presentation … had a lasting effect and … helped me seriously address some of my own negative associations with condoms. I really needed to do this as a young gay western man working in and around Thailand.”
    • Researcher – microbicides trials (UK)
    • “ I think the value of the Pleasure Project for us rests … on how we write up and present this data. The visibility of the Pleasure Project at international conferences is particularly important in creating an environment where it is not only legitimate but actually “in vogue” to discuss disease prevention in terms of sexual pleasure.”
    Was it good for you? Qualitative indicators
  • 11.
    • Clear increase in awareness in public health/development sectors
    • More receptive environment to discuss sexual pleasure in context of prevention
    • Need for more research in wider cultures and contexts
    • TPP needs more consistent and systematic measurement of impact and outcomes of our work (more funding would facilitate this process)
      • Aim to distribute evaluations after every event/workshop/publication launch
    • Other aims:
      • Funding proposal for improved website functionality, including mail list sign up and other data capture
      • Funding proposal for admin/communications hub
    Climax Conclusions
  • 12. www.thepleasureproject.org