Pleasure

It’s amazing how our bodies are able to feel pleasure – whether it’s the taste of ice cream, the feeling of petting a kitten, the sound of our favourite song, the smell of jasmine flowers, the sight of a beautiful sunset, or the emotions we experience when we spend time with a good friend.

Sex can also be pleasurable – whether we are masturbating by ourselves or having sex with someone else. But it can be harder to talk about sex than about ice cream or sunsets. So we might wonder: Should sex feel good for us? How do people make sex feel good / better? Is it ok for us to have sexual pleasure by ourselves (also known as masturbation)? What should we do if sex is pleasurable for our partner but not for us? How do we get comfortable with feeling this kind of pleasure if bad sexual stuff has happened to us? Who are the right people to ask about these things?

Let’s have a conversation!

Videos

Talkback Video – Sex Toys

In this video, Larissa gives us a suggestion on a topic we should cover in our videos: sex toys. Specifically, helping people feel comfortable buying and using sex toys in their own lives.

Resources

Sensual Solutions

Intimacy coaches who have experience providing services for people with disabilities.

The PleasureABLE Guide

A PDF guide of adapted sex toys and sexual positions for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities.

1-800-SEX-SENSE Line

A free, anonymous telephone and email info hotline where you can ask any question about sex.

Options For Sexual Health

British Columbia’s largest sexual health nonprofit, with lots of info and services on their website.

Scarleteen

A sexuality and relationships website for teens and emerging adults.

Amaze

A website with animated sex-ed videos on lots of crucial topics.

Womyn’s Ware

Vancouver store that sells many sexual pleasure products like sex toys, vibrators, massagers, and lubricant.

London Drugs

London Drugs stores throughout BC carry several personal massagers – also known as vibrators –  that are inexpensive.

Opt: Love, Sex, and Connection in the Time of Isolation

Tips on, dating, sexual pleasure, and safety during COVID.

News

Netflix’s ‘Special’ Proves the Power of Shows Leaving Their Hooks Behind: Variety

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As Ryan O’Connell often tells it, the first season of “Special” was a tough sell. Based on his own experiences as a gay man with cerebral palsy, “getting the show […]

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