The Sexual Freedom Project: Sex for Disabled People

Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner is co-founder of VenusPlusX, and writes frequently on global sexual freedom, American fundamentalists exporting hate and homophobia, and grassroots activism.
Alison Gardner

We’re featuring this video today to remind people to consider the sexual freedom of handicapped people. It contains some graphic images that some may find disturbing so viewer discretion is advised.

It may be news to some but disabled people have the same need for sexual freedom as everyone else but often with more barriers, such as mobility or the fact that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, HIV+, or favor some form of kink. A disabled person may require special assistance or arrangements, as well as caregivers who approve of and are willing to facilitate any sexual encounters. Meeting the sexual needs of disabled people is improved with the rise of more sex workers devoted to special needs clientele.

What role does society have in ensuring that disabled people can express their sexual freedom? The Netherlands have special financial provisions, funding for paid sexual encounters up to 12 times a year. Should other countries do the same? What other unique or creative approaches could be taken to ensure that sexual freedom can be realized by everyone, despite disability?

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Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner is co-founder of VenusPlusX, and writes frequently on global sexual freedom, American fundamentalists exporting hate and homophobia, and grassroots activism.
Alison Gardner