The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health is designed to provide adults with a safe, physical space to learn about sexual pleasure, health, and advocacy issues.
Some of the things The CSPH offers:We are housed in The Grant Building, located in historic downtown Pawtucket (home of the Industrial Revolution and Family Guy). The Grant Building is a historic landmark that has been renovated into a multi-use artist and professional work space. With warm yet quirkily decorated common areas, ease of access for physically limited individuals, indoor free parking, and an adopted kitty that greets you at the door, The Grant Building provides all the comfort and privacy a sexuality resource center needs.
- One-on-one sexuality consultation services (by appointment only) with Ms. Andelloux
- Drop-in hours
- Trainings and workshops for professionals
- One of the largest sexual resource and media libraries on the East Coast
- Access to the cutting edge sexual health journals
- Local zines
- Sexuality-related curricula and learning tools
- Genital teaching models
- Personalized sex toy and sexual aids guidance, so you can make the best selection for your satisfaction
Inside the CSPH you will find the warmth of a living room from the 1950′s, texts from today’s and yesteryear’s great sexual thinkers, sex toys, and the largest handmade vulva doorframe in America. While there is nothing to purchase at The CSPH, there is a lot of learning, open discussion, safe space, and resources for you to use to enhance your sexuality or someone else’s.
Have a cup of tea and spend the afternoon devouring a book you couldn’t find at your local shop. Read through the latest sexual studies from the Journal of Sexual Medicine and then pick up the current copy of Adult Video News. Watch a documentary on anatomy, gender expression, sexual challenges and treatments or reproductive rights. Ogle the antique vibrator display (with one dating back to 1897!) and then admire our shelves that showcase today’s sex toy design and craftsmanship. We can help you navigate your way through the big wide world of pleasure objects that are safe and body friendly and point you in the direction of socially-conscious companies you can feel good about supporting down the road.
Online, we choose to put forth current news articles, upcoming conferences, relevant sexual studies, and art to keep you educated, entertained, and aware. Sometimes we will just link to the original article, while other times we will offer an explanation or start a discussion.
We opened our doors in early February 2010 and already there is so much to offer, so stop in and see us!