FPA Pleasure was officially launched at the Wellcome Trust in central London with a party hosted by TV GP, Dr Dawn Harper.
Dr Dawn, who is best known for her work on Embarrassing Bodies and This Morning, explained how enjoying sex is key to a person’s overall health and wellbeing.
“Enjoying sex and sexual activity is an important aspect of human pleasure and can be key to a person’s overall wellbeing,” she said. “There’s no reason it should be a source of embarrassment or shame.”
“One of the great things about FPA Pleasure is its inclusiveness: as a society we don’t talk enough about enjoying sex when you’re older, going through menopause, just had a baby, if you have a disability, are recovering from a life-changing illness or have been raped or abused. No matter who you are or what your background is, it is important to have support for the choices you make, or want to make, about your sex life.”
“It is great that FPA is using its long tradition of providing trusted and evidence-based health information to help open up conversations around sex which are still considered taboo.”