Our site starts with the premise that people with disabilities are sexual beings – just like anyone else.
sexualityanddisability.org is constructed as a bunch of questions a woman with a disability might have – about her body, about the mechanics and dynamics of having sex, about the complexities of being in an intimate relationship or having children, about unvoiced fears or experiences of encountering abuse in some form.
Sexuality. Disability. Gender.
Our award-winning digital publication publishes fresh, urgent narratives
at the places where disability, sexuality and gender meet.
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Why do we think that someone who doesn’t have one hand doesn’t masturbate with the other? Or that someone who can’t see doesn’t paint her own mental images of a perfect lover?
The idea of people with disabilities as asexual beings who have no need for love, sex or romantic relationships is ridiculous. However, it is one that has a stronghold in most people’s minds.
It’s only when you see yourself as a sexual person that others can begin to see you in this way too.