What would it take to put sexual satisfaction and pleasure on the women’s development agenda in India?

A colleague of mine, Chloe Safier, argues that 

A revised approach to sex within the international development community would make the link between sexual pleasure and power dynamics, choice, health, and rights. It would account for the realities of people’s holistic (and sometimes pleasurable) sexual lives, and further, move beyond the gender binary of women and men. We must acknowledge that our sexual selves, experiences and choices do not exist in a vacuum and are linked to issues of class, race, norms, caste, sexual and gender identity and expression, and other forms of privilege and exclusion.

Read her blog Let’s Talk About Sex: why sexual satisfaction & pleasure should be on the international development agenda

I find that the idea is powerful. My question is what needs to happen to make this an integral part of gender justice discourse in India – there is no doubt in my mind that gender justice discourse is critical in India.

What would it take to put sexual satisfaction and pleasure on the women's development agenda in India?

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