“Sangya Project began as a space for people to have conversations around sex and sexuality, with a focus on the impacts of mental health and social statuses on interpersonal relationships and autonomy. This included not just educational conversations but also pleasure, both, self and with partners.
Once we realised how much people desired a space such as this, we decided to help them discover what pleasure means for them, and hence, began manufacturing pleasure products in India. Each of our products has been manufactured after research and feedback from our customers and trusted focus groups. These include strap-ons, harnesses, plugs and lubes. All of these are manufactured in India and designed not just by the founders of Sangya but have also evolved in design, pricing and aesthetics based on the continuous feedback of our customers and their unique needs.
We will be taking people through the layers of censorship in sex education, the absurdity of the obscenity laws, & the difficulty of manufacturing in India.”
Shweta is a litigating lawyer. Having graduated in 2010, she’s been practicing at the Bombay High court. While studying, she worked at an HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness organization for 2 years. After having worked for over 10 years, and realising how sexual awareness is still largely taboo in this country, she decided to go back to doing what she did in college i.e. to provide tools to people to understand sexual health better, if only a little.
A budding wildlife conservationist turned social impact researcher, Tanisha is all too familiar with the importance of language and academic research in shaping social mindsets and narratives. As a queer and nonbinary survivor of violence with training in Comprehensive Sex Education, their aim is to document people’s lived experiences regularly, so that pop culture, academia, and policy may finally be more reflective of real life expressions of sex and sexuality.