Disabled people and sex (from touchyourself.org)

Author Peggy Munson states in an interview with Susie Bright:

Our culture believes that disabled members of society should accept subhuman conditions: poverty-level government disability benefits, horrible institutional conditions, etc.Some disabled folks need adaptive equipment to have sex, but can’t afford new shoes.

Some disabled folks need personal care attendants to help them have sex.

These are such taboo ideas: that a disabled person should not only be allowed to survive, but should be provided the means to pleasure.


I don’t really have anything of substance to add to that. Frankly, I’m blown away by the idea of a personal care attendant helping someone to have sex. I’m afraid of the issues it might bring up. At the same time, how dare I try to deny sex to someone just because their body doesn’t work like mine.

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