The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (The CSPH) is a sexuality training and education organization that works to reduce sexual shame, challenge misinformation, & advance the field of sexuality. This is achieved by coordinating professional trainings for health care providers, educators, and counselors, holding educational initiatives and community events within the local communities, and offering a rigorous internship program for students and new professionals.
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. Based out of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, The CSPH’s library and training space resembles a mini sex-museum with a 1950’s home flair. Filled with educational materials, sex toys, books, and the largest handmade vulva doorframe in America, it’s a place where people can attend events, read books, receive personal consultations, or even just pop by to satisfy their curiosity. While there is nothing to purchase at The CSPH, there are many resources for people to learn more and enhance their sexual lives!
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Megan Andelloux, founder and executive director of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (CSPH), is a Clinical Sexologist, AASECT certified Sexuality Educator, and ISSWSH Fellow. Her innovative education programs, writing, social media presence, and ambitious speaking schedule have helped make her one of America’s most recognized and sought-after experts in the growing field of sexual pleasure, health, and politics. She is an in-demand lecturer at universities and sexuality institutions nationwide. She has delivered her dynamic programs at more than 175 institutions of higher education, including 7 of the 8 Ivy League universities. Ms. Andelloux is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Brown University Medical School. She is frequently called on by TV networks for her insights and commentary, including CNN, NPR, MSNBC, Fox, and ABC as well as radio and print media. She has been labeled by the press as “The Princess of Pleasure,” and “The Sex Ed Warrior Queen.” The industry also recognizes her leadership in the field of sexuality.
Ms. Andelloux was presented with the 2012 First Tracks Award for Innovation in Sexology by Honest Exchange. Author of Hot and Fast: Sexy, Spontaneous Quickies for Passionate Orgasms (Amorata Press, 2012), Ms. Andelloux has also written timely consumer feature stories, industry trend reports, and journal articles for the education and research communities. In 2011 she published Sexual Health Education and Policy in Medical Schools: The Importance of Incorporating Basic Human Rights into Medical Education and Training which lead to her involvement in the Medical School Sexual Health Initiative Summits in Minneapolis, MN. When she isn’t researching, educating or gallivanting with her sex nerd colleagues, she can be spotted snuggling with her kittens or rummaging around in curiosity shops.
Having acted as the Executive Director of the Center from its opening in 2010, in the summer of 2015, Megan passed the torch to Kira Manser, long-time colleague and friend, to focus on new life adventures.