PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island (October 27, 2015) – The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health is pleased to announce its “An Affair to Remember” fundraising event raised a grand total of $16,560. The event celebrated The CSPH’s fifth year as a sex-positive adult educational organization; funds raised by the event will help The CSPH support its mission towards providing comprehensive and pleasure-based sexual health and education services.
“’An Affair to Remember’ was a huge milestone for The CSPH,” says Program Manager Kira Manser. “It was an incredibly fun and powerful night, reflecting on everything we as an organization have accomplished. It showed both The CSPH’s fun and serious sides as well! We got silly, and posed with large stuffed reproductive organ plushies in our photobooth, and also talked about the ways our work impacts people’s lives, keeping them from feeling broken or ashamed of their desires. We appreciated everyone who came out and celebrated with us, and can’t wait to see where we’ll be in 5 more years!”
The fundraiser featured an art installation entitled “A Place at the Table.” Showcasing dinner plates crafted by local New England artists, each plate honored a significant moment in the history of the field of sexuality, and was auctioned off during the event. Of note during the evening was a wooden plate honoring CSPH Founder Megan Andelloux, designed by William Guise.
Additional silent auction items were also available, ranging from wellness packages to a weekend stay in the Berkshires. The night also included music and hors’ d’oeuvres, with a custom-crafted, signature CSPH cocktail and gift bag for each attendee. The evening was sponsored by Amazing Intimate Essentials, The Miriam Hospital, Blush Novelties, Giant Microbes, RIFuture.org, Partners in Sex Education, Lucky Bloke, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, Sybian, National Sex Ed Conference, and Good Vibrations.
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Founded in February 2010, The CSPH is an educational organization that works to reduce sexual shame, challenge misinformation and advance the field of sexuality. The CSPH provides sex-positive sexuality education and cultural dialogue through a wide variety of programming, including workshops, performances, and events for community members; practical skill-building events and classes for emerging and experienced professionals; and presentations for hospitals, medical organizations and at national conferences. The Center also maintains one of the largest sexual resource and media libraries in the northeast, available for public perusal.
Additionally, The CSPH offers wide-reaching web resources, such as a video series and weekly features such as a news digest and articles highlighting upcoming conferences and relevant sexual studies to keep visitors educated, entertained and aware.
“Since 2010, we have worked to educate people and spark dialogue, especially around topics that may be very difficult, in service of creating a more sexually literate society and promoting sexual health and wellness,” says Andelloux. “The CSPH is uniquely qualified to lead this conversation as an organization founded and governed by certified sexuality educators, licensed social workers, and practicing physicians.”
The CSPH’s mission is of reducing sexual shame, by thwarting efforts aimed at hindering the dissemination of information about sexuality to their communities. It achieves these goals by working collaboratively with medical and behavioral health professionals to promote medically accurate and affirming information. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The CSPH is tax-exempt; any donations made to The CSPH are tax-deductible. For more information about The CSPH, including supporting and donating to The Center, visit http://TheCSPH.org.
About The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health:
Founded in February 2010, The CSPH is an educational organization that works to reduce sexual shame, fight misinformation and advance the field of sexuality. From providing sex-positive sexuality education, research collaborations, and cultural dialogue to support for professional and non-professional audiences through classes, workshops, performances, and social gatherings, The CSPH is a groundbreaking institution. One of the few sexuality resource centers nationally, The CSPH remains the only such center on the east coast. Open to the public, The Center also maintains a research library, an extensive antique vibrator collection, and a wealth of resources both on and offline. The CSPH is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. For more information, visit http://TheCSPH.org or follow on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/TheCSPH.