Sex and Disability
It is estimated that over 10% of British men have paid for sex at least once. And that would mean over 200,000 disabled men have used the services of an escort.
But statistics can be deceptive… because disabled men are more unlikely to be able to visit a sex worker. Those that have movement problems, learning disorders or a lack of social skills may be unable to make the necessary arrangements.
And, a survey in 2007, found that 70% of people would not consider having a sexual relationship with someone who had a physical disability.
But their desires are the same as a normal adult… in fact, some may argue, because they are unlikely to form as easily a normal and intimate relationship, their needs are greater. Read more…
Inspirational Role Models
Melanie Reid is a writer and columnist at The Times. In 2010 she fell off her horse and broke her neck.
Martyn has shared a new article with us: Can we fight discrimination with data?
I’ve finally found an hour to write a blog post for you all. Apologies it’s been so long. I’m currently musing as Kasia watches a movie on her Amazon Fire, while we bob along in our Pont Aven cabin (with Brittany Ferries) from Plymouth to Santander. We’re heading to mainland Europe for some projects on accessibility. It appears I need to be in an ocean with no internet before having a few moments to myself – all in a good way of course. Read more here…