PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island—The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (The CSPH) has attained official status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As of December 16, 2013, The CSPH is now tax-exempt, eligible to apply for government and foundation grants. Additionally, any donations made to The CSPH are now tax-deductible. Furthermore, as a 501(c)(3) organization, the CSPH and its staff will be able to access more resources to strengthen their ability to educate and celebrate sexual pleasure and health.
Megan Andelloux, founder and director of The CSPH, board-certified sexologist, and AASECT-certified sexuality educator, said she is thrilled with the increased potential for The CSPH allowed by the new 501(c)(3) status: "I am excited about the potential new relationships that can evolve with this recent development. Our commitment to reducing sexual shame is becoming more and more recognized by the local community, medical organizations and specific adult companies."
Founded in February 2010, the Center is an educational organization that works to reduce sexual shame, fight misinformation and advance the field of sexuality by providing sex-positive sexuality education and cultural dialogue through a wide variety of programming, including workshops, performances and sex trivia nights for community members; practical skill-building events and classes for emerging and experienced professionals; and presentations for hospitals, medical organizations and at national conferences. The Center also maintains one of the largest sexual resource and media libraries in the northeast, available for public perusal.
Additionally, The CSPH offers wide-reaching web resources, such as a video series and weekly features such as a news digest and articles highlighting upcoming conferences and relevant sexual studies to keep visitors educated, entertained and aware.
“The future is bright with opportunities for collaborations with companies that wish to advance the sexual health and education communities,” added Andelloux.
To support and/or collaborate with The CSPH and its sex-positive, educational programming, contact [email protected].
To learn more about The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, visit TheCSPH.org.