Sexual Pleasure in the Pandemic

For this event we explore the often-missing conversation in comprehensive sexual health care: Pleasure. The WHO includes pleasure as a key component of overall sexual well-being. Yet health care professionals tend to overlook contemporary understandings of pleasure in their treatment plans as the focus tends to be on the treatment of dysfunction and disease. As such for this event we turn our attention to the missing piece – pleasure. Our approach is holistic, encompassing medical, psychological and social perspectives which ensures that our audience receives a meaningful understanding of this important part of the human sexual experience, within the context of COVID-19.


Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng is a globally recognized South African Medical Doctor and Sexual and Reproductive Health Advocate. She is known as Dr T and is passionate about making sexual health and well-being services available to all, regardless of their sexual and gender identities or their economic status. Dr T obtained her medical degree (MBChB) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban and now runs a women’s health clinic, DISA, in Johannesburg. She is a thought leader and contributor to 5FM and Metro FM’s Sexual Health radio features, the ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ columnist for the Sunday Times, and is internationally published in The Guardian, Teen Vogue and Project Syndicate. She is the author of the 2019 published book “Sexual Health and Pleasure”. They will be speaking about pleasure from a medical and public health perspective within the context of the pandemic. This will include focus on the effect of contraception on pleasure.

Tshegofatso Senne is an up and coming Writer, Digital Content Producer, and Speaker. They have appeared on and participated in various television shows and radio interviews such as Motwasko, the Big Debate, Daily Thetha, Power FM, Kaya FM and SA FM. They speak about and facilitate workshops on rape culture, feminism, mental health and sexual and reproductive health and pleasure, amongst a variety of other topics. Their TEDx talk ‘Reimagining BDSM’ is personal look into the care, tenderness and love that reveals itself in The Lifestyle often seen through an extreme lens. They will be speaking about BDSM as a misunderstood form of pleasure, with a special focus on fantasy and fetish in the context of the pandemic.

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Sep 16 2020


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



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