We want intimacy in the same regard as anyone else. Why would being disabled nullify that aspect of our human existence? Sex is a right for those who desire it, not a luxury that is to be afforded to only non-disabled people.
Photo via Flickr. When people talk about sex work, the consensus from those who don't do it is often that sex workers must be desperate for money and that clients must be losers. Let me clear up both of those assumptions right now: One, I live on permanent disability benefits and never have to work again; and two, the clients I get are handsome business professionals who don't need help in the dating department.
At the time, the actor living with cerebral palsy struck up a conversation with Duffy about his dating struggles and the lack of information surrounding love and sexuality in the disability community and encouraged Duffy to take on the subject for his next film. When Duffy, having been introduced to the disability community through his documentary Tin Soldiersbounced the idea around with some friends, it quickly became evident that the topic was not only of great interest but in serious need of exploration and exposure. Just like that, the making of Take a look at this heart became his sole focus.
Who said being disabled disqualifies you from being beautiful? Whether a disability is visible or invisible, people with a disability can be fabulously attractive on so many levels. But I struggle with my hearing, not my comprehension.
Of the 16 men included in the study, seven said they had at some point purchased sex from a female sex worker. Most of the interviews took place in person or over Skype, but Liddiard spoke with some through email or instant messaging. She spoke with them about their motivations and experiences of procuring sex, and found that for many of the men, it was as much about demonstrating their independence as it was about the sex.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Is sexual attraction to curving spines, scarred stumps, leg braces and prostheses any different to finding certain types of breasts, waists, and legs appealing? Examples of this include abasiophilia — an attraction to disability aids such as leg braces, and acrotomophilia — an attraction to amputees.
In this post we preview a few popular dating websites for people with disabilities, and we chat with a dating and sex expert, Dr. Danielle Sheypuk, about dating, relationships and sexuality among disabled people. Otherwise, keep reading to learn a few basic dating tips and read summaries of four disability-friendly dating websites.
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Sexuality and disability is regarding the sexual behavior and practices of individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities have a range of sexual desires and differ in the ways they choose to express their sexuality. Commonly, people with disabilities lack comprehensive sex education that would assist in their sexual lives.