Disabled Sexuality


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People with disabilities are frequently erased from conversations about sexuality because of deeply ingrained stereotypes and marginalizing assumptions. Cristen and Caroline look at where these desexualizing tropes came from and their very real consequences.

Episode Sources:

"Sex, lives and disability" http://mosaicscience.com/story/sex-disability

"What are sexual surrogate partners?" http://kinseyconfidential.org/surrogate-partner-sex-therapist/

"Disability rights" http://www.aapd.com/what-powers-us/disability-rights/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

"Marriage rates among people with disabilities" https://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/marriage-rates-among-people-with-disabilities/

"Disabled spouses are increasingly forced to go it alone" http://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/31/us/disabled-spouses-are-increasingly-forced-to-go-it-alone.html?pagewanted=all

"An intimate look at the sex lives of people living with disabilities (NSFW)" http://www.refinery29.com/2015/09/93439/disability-sexuality-photography#slide

"Sex talk realness: How I have sex with a disability" http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a39179/sex-talk-realness-how-i-have-sex-with-a-disability/

"How people with disabilities have sex" https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/how-people-with-disabilities-have-sex

"Commentary on the commentary: Sex work and the disabled client" http://www.xojane.com/sex/disability-sex-work

"Sexuality and disability" http://www.sexualityanddisability.org/

Topics in this Podcast: sex, relationships, sexuality, stereotypes, sex work, disability