Here you will find a non-exhaustive list of resources related to sexuality and disability. There is a form at the bottom of this page to share with us any resources you know about that we should consider adding here!
Sex Ed Resources
This is not the be-all-end-all guide to sex and disability because a) it’s not, and b) there just can’t ever be such a thing with any guide to sex. This series, much like your entire sexual life, is a work in progress and an endless, ongoing conversation. We hope this can be a good place for you to get started, and something that starts you on the path of good feelings about sex and your disability.
COME AS YOU ARE
This is a very general overview of adapting sex toys. There is so much to say about the topic and so many ideas, that we hope you’ll consider this page a place to get some basic ideas to work with. A lot of this information comes from our over ten years of working with folks living with disabilities who have been adapting sex toys. The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is published by Cleis Press (which is co-written by one of our founding worker-owners, Cory Silverberg) and has a much more detailed chapter on sex toys.
READY SEXY ABLE – SEX AND DISABILITY RESOURCES, INFORMATION, AND SUPPORT
Ready, Sexy, Able is an online resource library for sex, sexuality, disability and relationships information.
What we’re about:
We’re here to challenge widely-held beliefs about sex, sexuality, and disability. We’re here to represent the beautiful diversity of bodies, minds, and hearts of disabled and chronically ill people.
We’re here to support the idea that sexuality isn’t just about having sex.
We’re here to put forward the idea that you are enough, just the way you are.
We’re also here to support people learning about themselves and their sexualities.
You’ll find articles, reviews, resource lists and more, carefully pulled together from online and offline spaces.
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SEX & DISABILITY
New and out now! From Limerence Press, an imprint of Oni Press! A Quick & Easy Guide to Sex & Disability is just that: a quick, easy, and educational comic book guide that will help change the way we talk about sex and sexuality for all bodies!
THE LANGUAGE FOR SEX
Speech is intimate.
Communication & consent go hand-in-hand. SLPs, it’s time to talk.
Let’s talk about SEX.
We’re communication experts, and we know…
- Communication and consent go hand-in-hand.
- Communication is key to healthy sex.
- Sexual health is important for mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
- People with communication disorders deserve intimacy too.
DISABLED SEX EDUCATORS
CURRICULA BY BIANCA I LAUREANO
Bianca I Laureano is an award-wining educator, curriculum writer, facilitator, and sexologist. She is a Foundress of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN), The LatiNegrxs Project, ANTE UP! Virtual Freedom Professional Development School for Justice Workers, and hosts LatinoSexuality.com. She has written several curricula that focus on communities of color: What’s the REAL DEAL about Love and Solidarity? (2015) and Communication MixTape: Speak On It Vol 1. (2017) and wrote the sexual and reproductive justice discussion guide for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published in 2018.
CRIPPING UP SEX WITH EVA
Hey and welcome to Cripping Up Sex with Eva. I’m an author and sex educator focused on sex and disability. I have been in the sex ed field for over 15 years.
Support us on Patreon!
NEVE BE BAD
Neve Be Bad is an individual artist, accessibility consultant and event planner, dance educator, and political conceptualizer working to put liberation and joy for disabled people of all stripes on every menu. You can book them for a consult, workshop, performance, or something new you cook up. If there are sweet weirdos or animals present, they are guaranteed to be there, access willing.
DISABILITY AND SEXUALITY ACCESS NETWORK
IF YOU MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE WE WILL COME.
We’re disabled, we’re sexual (and asexual!), and we’re coming soon!
We are one of the few organizations advocating and educating about disability, sex, and sexuality, and we are committed to building a diverse community of people from different fields and mediums.
Spooniehacker is an online indie mag by and for sick, disabled and neurodiverse people. Too few 🥄🥄 for much social media, but we’re always taking pitches. Also always looking for people willing to help/collaborate and build UK spoonie solidarity!
WE CAN’T IGNORE DISABLED WOMEN WHEN TALKING ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Domestic Violence Awareness Month must acknowledge the unique impacts on disabled women
by Vilissa Thompson, October 27, 2020
Vilissa Thompson, LMSW, is a contributing writer covering gender justice at Prism. A macro social worker from South Carolina, Vilissa is an expert in discussing the issues that matter to her as a Black disabled woman, including intersectionality, racism, politics, and why she unapologetically makes good trouble.
ON QUEERCRIP PORN
While pop culture slowly learns from sex positive movements, people like Loree Erickson are working to chip away at exclusivity in those movements. As the postdoctoral fellow at Ryerson’s School of Disability Studies and the producer of Want, an award-winning queercrip porn film, her work in research and porn has her challenging cultures of undesirability.