Sexual Healing: Pleasure, Health & Wellness

Sexploratorium is launching a new effort to highlight sexuality and sexual expression for humans with diverse health and wellness opportunities.This effort was inspired during last year’s Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit  where The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Rhode Island previewed its newly published Provider’s Guide to Sexual Enhancement Devices which recommended specific products that could potentially benefit persons with specific physical health challenges. We were so inspired by the research and development of such a guide that we immediately sought and received permission to display, republish and promote the resources recommended by the guide in our store and on our blog.

The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health researched the potential medical uses and benefits of sexual enhancement products during 2014-2015.  After months of incubation, logistics planning and research, we decided to build upon the research and the recommendations of CSPH to relaunch our own Sexual Healing column as a guide to health opportunities and potentially beneficial sex products.

Our newly-focused Sexual Healing column will publish on Sundays with a twofold purpose:

  1.  To provide basic overviews of  various types of health and wellness challenges that may affect the ability of affected persons to give or receive pleasure.
  2. To provide recommendations for types of products as well as specific products wth design features that may benefit persons who are living with, managing or recovering from  various health and wellness challenges.

We invite you to add your ideas, share your experiences and provide feedback for this project using the hashtag #SexploratoriumWellness. In order to encourage a conversation where all can participate and benefit from diverse perspectives, we are offering a chance to win free product each time you use this hashtag (read the note at the end of this blog post).

Each column will highlight products that can provide bodies of differing abilities with enhanced ability to experience pleasure and pain relief, regardless of whether their health opportunities are the result of medical condition, mental health concerns, or injury. As pointed out by CSPH, optimal health and ability is a temporary condition that most human beings will fall short of at multiple points in their lifetimes. For health and medical patients, healing practitioners or care providers, or people suffering from symptoms whose causes are unclear, all bodies can benefit from information about how to enhance pleasure in spite of limitations including mobility, pain or energy level.

Next week, we will publish an overview of challenges pertaining to Sex, Mobility and Accessibility and what types of pleasure-positive products can provide potential solutions to these challenges. In following weeks we will address specific products that fall into the categories introduced next week.

Attn: Educators and Care- providers: if you would like to present your research as part of this column (in a guest column or cross-post), as a guest presenter to other providers, or in a public workshop through our Passion 101 Classes, please email us.

#SexploratoriumWellness  Join the conversation ! What topics, products, problems or solutions would you like to see discussed in this column? What do you think of our mission and format? When you provide suggestions, ideas or feedback using the #SexploratoriumWellness  hashtag, you will be automatically entered into a raffle to win one of the products recommended in a specific series topic. Winners for a prior topic  will be announced as we introduce the next topic.




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