Positive & Edgy media portrayal of disabled peoples’ sexuality is needed

Two of the best examples of motion pictures that have attempted to enter the world of disability and sexuality have been released in the last few years.

In 2012, The Sessions hit theaters and portrayed a disabled man who seek’d the services of a sex surrogate to lose his virginity and explore physical intimacy. In 2016, Me Before You hit the cinemas and was met with a lot of criticism from some members of the disabled community.

While Me Before You didn’t hit on the sex lives (or lack thereof) of people with disabilities as much as The Sessions  did, both movies had a common underlying theme. Continue reading Positive & Edgy media portrayal of disabled peoples’ sexuality is needed

Sex & Disability – “I’ll Need To Ask My Carer First”

Privacy is a huge barrier that presents itself to people with disabilities who want to have a loving, physical, and intimate sex life.

People with high-end disabilities know it all too well, but for a new partner, the idea of someone else helping their boyfriend/girlfriend into bed to have sex is not only a foreign idea, but is also very awkward.

Let’s get some facts out of the way.

Sex isn’t something that you just get old enough to do and suddenly know everything about, it is a learning process, and you understand more about yourself as a sexual being the more times you engage in it. Continue reading Sex & Disability – “I’ll Need To Ask My Carer First”