Anne Philpott founded The Pleasure Project after attending one too many sexual health meetings where the words for our “downstairs bits” were rarely used – let alone pleasure ever being discussed. She has an innate gift for igniting imaginations and inspiring people in the health world, the sex world, and the world at large to see the potential of pleasure and harness it for the common good.
Annie has worked in international public health for 20 years and has thought about sexual pleasure for much longer, with experience that ranges from female condom promotion in Mongolia to school sex education in the UK. She has qualifications in Psychology and Health Policy. She currently lives in London but has just returned from many years in India, where she learnt about pleasure from the places where it is recognised as sacred – a big contrast to the European belief that the black death was divine retribution for fornication. Her current safer sex obsession is air sex (after attending an air sex competition in Berlin … don’t ask), which she thinks has rare potential for extremely safe sex education.
WHY SHE'S IN THE LIBERTINE 100For opening up the conversation around safe sex to include sexual desire - instead of ignoring it.