Let's Normalise Sex & Disability

#UndressingDisability

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Did you know – Disabled people have sex & they like it?

Yep. Shocking though it may seem, disabled people are just like, well, everyone, really. Sex is important. We all want to be loved, we all crave a bit of intimacy from time to time and like it or not, we are sexual beings. Take sex out of the equation and we will quickly start to feel insecure and unattractive. How we judge ourselves is inextricably linked to how we think others perceive us. This is a problem because (and this isn’t much of a secret) disability isn’t seen as sexy.

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NUTS & BOLTS

Disability can have a profound impact on your sex life, on the way you do it, and also the amount you have it. There are so many barriers facing disabled people who want to have an active sex life; Self confidence, Self esteem, Finding a partner and Overcoming physical and emotional barriers.

In fact, all those same barriers apply to anyone wanting an active sex life. The difference however for disabled people is that no one seems to want to talk about sex and disability. Targeted relationships and sex education for young disabled people is practically non existent. Support for couples coming to terms with disability and the impact it has on their relationship is thin on the ground. We talk to disabled people every day who are struggling to access basic sexual health services, such as STI screening.

THE PERFECT PARTNER

Open almost any magazine and you’ll find an article about what makes for an attractive partner. We all value different qualities – whether it’s intelligence, sense of humour, looks, or financial security. No one ever says disability. Who wants their disability to be a sexual commodity? The problem is, we never talk about disability and sexuality in the same sentence. And the result is that people often fear their disability is an active turn-off.

So what are we doing about it?

Ask us something!

The Love Lounge

We have created an area where you can ask us any questions you want regarding sex and disability including topics like, relationship advice, dating, meeting people, coming out as gay – whatever the question is, talk to our resident non expert sexperts Mik, and Emily.

Picture of Mik Scarlet and Emily Yates of The Love Lounge
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Liability Magazine

Liability is an online monthly magazine published by us. It’s written by a group of women who all have disabilities and are not afraid to talk about them. They have a lot to say each month and topics covered range from relationships and sex to current affairs, politics and fashion. There really is something for everyone!

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The Undressing Disability Book

Undressing Disability celebrates the desires, bodies and humanity of 19 disabled people, whilst proudly lifting the taboo on sex and disability. Support our cause and get your hard copy or Ebook today to read on your Kindle, Apple and Android devices.

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FREE RELATIONSHIPS & SEX RESOURCES!

We want better access and provision to sex education and sexual health services. So we have created a number of articles, PDF resources and Q&As along side our #UndressingDisability Campaign, to make sure that young disabled people have access to the same advice and support as their peers. You can also subscribe for regular (but not annoying) updates on all the new content we’re publishing.

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Learn About Our Campaign in BSL