3220.0 Promoting Pleasure: Incorporating Positive Approaches to Sexuality Into Sexual Health Research and Programming

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
This session will provide an overview of efforts by researchers to better assess the extent to which sexual pleasure has associations with sexual risk behaviors and will explore the extent to which HIV prevention programs have perhaps not been responsive to characteristics of the sexual experience that drive human sexual interactions.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Describe relations between pleasure seeking and sexual risk behaviors. 2. Describe methodological issues associated with the measurement of sexual pleasure in HIV related practice and research efforts. 3. Describe outcomes of recent behavioral research aimed to identify the relations between sexual pleasure and other HIV risk behaviors.
Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH

12:30 PM
‘Moonlight sex:' Female sex workers' narratives of intimacy and pleasure, with implications for harm reduction strategies
Sarah Beardsley Degnan Kambou, PhD, MPH, Deepmala Mahla, PhD and Srinivas Kandikonda
1:10 PM
Vibrators, Sexual Health and Well-Being, and Sexual Pleasure: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Adults
Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH, Michael Reece, PhD, MPH, Stephanie Sanders, PhD, J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS, Brian Dodge, PhD and Annahita Ghassemi, PhD

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus

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