Sexuality and Disability

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From The News: Three CRPF men to face DNA test for rape

'Three CRPF constables will be facing DNA test in the rape case of a 12 year old deaf, speech imparied and mentally challenged girl. She was an inmate of Sai Vikas School for Mentally Retarded run by an NGO at Bheemaram. The incident came to light here on September 29. By then the girl was seven months pregnant. She was admitted to hospital on November 13.She gave birth to a girl child prematurely and the baby died within a few hours despite being kept in the neonatal intensive care unit. Hospital authorities, as a precautionary measure, collected the blood sample of the child. The school, near Hanamkonda, is running for many years. There is a CRPF camp next to it.

Learning About Napkins

'In standard four [in my school in Thailand] we were given special education, where they put girls and guys separately. They told us about menstrual cycles, sexual relations, intercourse, etc. They really taught us everything in detail. Perhaps because it was a blind school, they even taught us how to put a sanitary napkin and made sure that we could do it precisely. But some blind girls don't even know what a sanitary napkin is. Because they're visually impaired, no one must have shown it to them. Other kids watch it on TV or in ads, but that's not possible for us.

Questions

Question1 No one will see me as sexual because of my disability.
If you've grown up seeing yourself as a nonsexual person because of your disability, it can be hard to start thinking of yourself as sexual or sexy. Read more on No one will see me as sexual because of my disability.

Question2 Isn't good sex just supposed to 'happen'? I feel like talking about it may kill the mood.
Many of us have grown up believing that sex is something that is best not talked about. External Website that opens in new window This can make sharing intimate details about desires, sexual thoughts and feelings difficult. Read more on Isn't good sex just supposed to 'happen'?

Question3 Will my disability make me an easy victim of sexual assault?
Many women experience sexual assault and rape. They face these at the hands of partners, families, people they interact with, Read more on Will my disability make me an easy victim of sexual assault?