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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.

Sex and Disability
Sex and Disability

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
Melanie Reid is a writer and columnist at The Times. In 2010 she fell off her horse and broke her neck.

Melanie Reid
Melanie Reid

See more at disabilitytalk.co.uk/inspirational-role-models/#melanie

 

Martyn Sibley

Martyn Sibley
Martyn Sibley

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…

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