Sex is for every body — as long as the person you are being intimate with is a consenting adult. Representation is important because everyone is entitled to a healthy and fulfilling sex life. While some people with disabilities are asexual, the majority want and have sex. Just like most things in life, sex too can be modified. Whether you have a disability, your partner does or both of you do, there are plenty of ways to get creative in the bedroom.
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For the past five years, Alice has been making a living as a sex worker. She is also disabled; she has bipolar type II, which leads to hypomania, depression and a severe lack of physical energy. For Alice, these two sides of her life — disability and sex work — are inexorably linked. Alice not her real name started this line of work when she was at university — it was a way to make some extra cash to top up her student loan. She had always intended to quit sex work after graduating.
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Inclusive and accessible sex education is hard to find - but there are serious issues which need to be discussed. Emily Yates, 25, a travel writer, presenter and businesswoman, writes about what it's like to be young and disabled. The Paralympics went a long way in changing perceptions for the better in linking disability and sport. They use wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, are of shorter stature or have hearing and visual impairments — but the sport comes first. Disabled women are almost three times as likely to be sexually abused as their non-disabled peers and yet those of us with disabilities are still entering lessons and workshops that are not kitted out for our understanding.