THE CENTER FOR SEXUAL PLEASURE AND HEALTH

Providing the sex education you deserve since 2010

aka The CSPH   |   Providence, RI   |  http://www.thecsph.org/

Mission

The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (The CSPH) is a 501c3 organization dedicated to providing culturally inclusive, medically accurate, and pleasure guided sex therapy, education, and professional training. We provide the sex education you deserve.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Alicia Gauvin

Main address

10 Davol Square, Suite 100 c/o SEG Hub

Providence, RI 02903 USA

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EIN

27-1706506

NTEE code info

Sexual Abuse, Prevention of (I73)

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We live in a sex-negative society. This instills fear and shame in many adults, making them uncomfortable with talking about their bodies, identities, and desires. This, in turn, causes negative health outcomes - such as engaging in risky behaviors, not seeking medical treatment when needed, low self-esteem, coercion, and more.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Study Sex College Tour

The Study Sex College Tour (SSCT) is an educational initiative that travels across the country to facilitate workshops and programming about sexuality, relationships, and consent, from a medically-accurate and sex-positive perspective, in order to support the sexual health and satisfaction of the college communities we partner with.

Population(s) Served

The CSPH's Internship Program is an educational experience designed for aspiring sexuality professionals who are interested in sexual health education, web management and design, social media & content development, event planning and marketing, public health, sexuality therapy & research, non-profit leadership, grant writing, and/or connecting with a supportive, talented, diverse community of sex-positive people from all walks of life. Our Internship Program accepts interns from across the country who can work on-site at our headquarters in Rhode Island or remotely.

The CSPH is a place where interns are encouraged to employ talents that they already have, while increasing their knowledge about the field of sexuality and developing the professional skills necessary to build their career.

Population(s) Served

The CSPH's Sex Therapy Program offers talk therapy with licensed professionals that is designed to help clients work through sexual issues, concerns, and/or difficulties they may be experiencing in a professional, safe, and private setting.

Population(s) Served

The CSPH offers a range of Relationship & Sexual Skill Building self-paced courses available online, on-demand directly from our website. These courses - ranging from Pleasure-Based Anatomy to Anal Sex 101 to Navigating Pelvic Pain - support adults in understanding sexual health and safety and building skills around relationship and sexual communication.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We have three strategic priorities: Reduce sexual shame, Elevate comprehensive sexuality education, and Support the growth of the sexuality field.

Priority A: Reduce Sexual Shame
1. Affirm both individual and community rights to pursue self-identified sexual wellness and satisfaction.
2. Provide mental health support and opportunities for people to heal from trauma and sexual shame.
3. Normalize the wide diversity of identities, relationships, experiences, and behaviors that exist.

Priority B: Elevate Comprehensive Sexuality Education
1. Provide welcoming and accessible spaces and opportunities for people to receive culturally inclusive, medically accurate, and pleasure guided sex education.
2. Educate adjacent fields and allied health professionals (e.g. social workers, medical providers, school based educators) on sexuality to improve their practices.
3. Promote comprehensive sexuality education through social media and other digital platforms.
4. Amplify the voices of historically underrepresented communities through The CSPH platform.

Priority C: Support the Growth of the Sexuality Field
1. Shift societal attitudes to recognize and financially support pleasure-inclusive sex education as a valuable and necessary service.
2. Develop and support new leaders in the sexuality field who share and advocate for The CSPH’s values.
3. Model best business practices, high ethical standards, and active allyship and accountability congruent with The CSPH values.
4. Increase representation of diverse communities in the sexuality field by promoting broader access and visibility for emerging sexuality professionals.

The CSPH has dedicated staff, board members, volunteers, donors, and community supporters that enable us to do this critical work. Our staff consists of trained sexuality educators and clinicians who have expertise in providing sexuality education at the intersections of disability, gender, trauma, and more.

Between January - June 2019:
- The CSPH Clinical Program provided over 550 individual or relationship therapy sessions to over 120 unique clients. Additionally, we provided two psychoeducational support groups to a total of 14 participants.
- The CSPH Professional Development Program provided 7 trainings to professionals in adjacent fields, with approximately 250 individuals in attendance.

Since opening our doors in 2010, we have visited over 75 college campuses across the United States, providing relevant, consent based, pleasure guided, and medically accurate sex education to an estimated 60,000 students.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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THE CENTER FOR SEXUAL PLEASURE AND HEALTH

Board of directors
as of 10/1/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Erica Busillo Adams

Providence Public Library

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Justyn Hintze

Justyn Hintze

Gwendolyn Rosen

Cecilia Villero

Ben Lasserre

Scotney Young

Michelle Mooney

Lesley Kinzel

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No