At the beginning of the month I was lucky enough to attend the AGM and parliamentary reception at the House of Lords for Eroticon charity of the year, Brook and their joint campaign with the Family Planning Associsation (FPA): XES – We Cant Go Backwards.
It was an interesting and fun evening and I was able to catch up with some familiar faces and meet new ones, after all when isn’t it fun to be discussing anal porn in the House of Lords?
It was particularly interesting to hear speakers talking about their experience in campaigning for sexual health services. With funding cuts and policy change sexual health services and provision are being undermined, the campaign aims to both gather information about sexual health services around the country, raise awareness and to prevent further erosion of the services that are already available.
The We Can’t Go Backwards site has some great resources including a bill of rights describing what you should expect from your sexual health services and an interactive map for you to rate your experience of the services that you use – good and bad.
It seems particularly fitting that this year Brook is Eroticon’s charity of the year, with the campaign resting on story telling and sharing experiences. I am now looking for bloggers to share their stories on their blogs in support of the campaign. If you would like to be involved in the campaign please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
You can also support the campaign and add your story to the map at XES We Can’t Go Backwards