PLEASURE hosts third annual education week

Peers Leading Education about Sexuality and Speaking up for Relationship Empowerment (PLEASURE@MIT) hosted its third annual Pleasure Week from Feb. 26 to Mar. 2.

PLEASURE runs modules throughout the year for its members and the broader MIT community, but PLEASURE week offers the opportunity for interactive workshops and discussions on more in-depth topics such as consensual relationships, abusive behavior, and erotica.

Trained PLEASURE student educators planned the event over the past two months. “There’s a lack of education. That’s why a lot of us are doing it — we want to fill that void,” Max Yu ’21, a PLEASURE educator, said in an interview with The Tech.

Yu expressed satisfaction with the continued dialogue on campus surrounding the topics of sexual assault. “It finally feels like we’re getting these conversations into the mainstream.”