Modern Dilemmas – Disability and Sex

From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National. The Modern Dilemmas panel tackle Down syndrome and disability. Well worth a listen. Listen to Broadcast     Presented by  Natasha Mitchell A Life Matters listener has emailed this dilemma: ‘My 24 year old son has Down syndrome and the issue is one I haven’t heard anyone talk about. It is regarding adults with moderate intellectual disabilities and sexuality. Most live without the pleasures of sex that the rest of us take for granted. It is not lack of desire, but an inability to adequately communicate their...

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The Too Hard Basket

From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National. 360Documentaries presents The Too Hard Basket. John Blades, featured in Scarlet Road, tackles the topic of sexuality and disability in this exceptional radio documentary. Again, worth a listen. Listen to Broadcast     Disabled people are rarely touched in a loving way or thought of as sexually desirable yet they have the same need for a sexual life as everyone else. In this confronting program John Blades, who has a major disability himself, talks to sex workers about why they work with disabled clients and the...

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In search of equal opportunities in sexual expression: Sex & Disability

EASE founder Dave Symington speaks with Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC Radio One’s The Current. Today we have a frank and enlightening discussion on the reality of being disabled and finding sexual intimacy and expression. From a project training sex trade workers to accept disabled clients .. to the debate on who should pay and the many misconceptions. Link to...

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