Resources

A drawing depicts a femme person on their knees. They are fair-skinned and are wearing thigh-high blue marbled socks, color blocked with pink around the toes. Their feet hold up their round butt wearing a light grey thong with a white banded elastic top. On their right thigh is an upper thigh tattoo of big purple flowers nestled in green leaves, little pink flowers with green petals and yellow centers, and blue swirls towards the top of their hip. A thin black swirl emerges from behind the purple flowers and slightly curls up the side of their butt and under the waistband of their thong. They are wearing a dark grey, almost black, slouchy short sleeve t-shirt with a black banded arm detail. They have long wavy hair that ombres and fades at the top of their head from brown, to light pink, to bright magenta mid back. On the back of their right arm, are small 5 triangle tattoos, that run down to their elbow. They are looking slightly to the right, just enough to see their profile. Bold eyebrows, with yellow lids, and red lips slightly opened peak behind their brown wavy tresses.
Sketch by Rachel Hoffman.

A drawing depicts a femme person on their knees. They are fair-skinned and are wearing thigh-high blue marbled socks, color blocked with pink around the toes. Their feet hold up their round butt wearing a light grey thong with a white banded elastic top. On their right thigh is an upper thigh tattoo of big purple flowers nestled in green leaves, little pink flowers with green petals and yellow centers, and blue swirls towards the top of their hip. A thin black swirl emerges from behind the purple flowers and slightly curls up the side of their butt and under the waistband of their thong. They are wearing a dark grey, almost black, slouchy short sleeve t-shirt with a black banded arm detail. They have long wavy hair that ombres and fades at the top of their head from brown, to light pink, to bright magenta mid back. On the back of their right arm, are small 5 triangle tattoos, that run down to their elbow. They are looking slightly to the right, just enough to see their profile. Bold eyebrows, with yellow lids, and red lips slightly opened peak behind their brown wavy tresses.

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



SCARLETEEN: DISABILITY

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.

a painted figured bare back, legs and buttocks is revealed to the left. the figures right leg has a spiraling snake traveling up their leg; their hair is long, black and wispy falling all the way to their knees with the air and atmosphere making it glow to the right. the figure stands amidst a starry like galaxy, to the right there is two orange curved brush strokes mixed with black and grays and reds. the curves resemble the curling of a plant unfurling. There are many small white painted dots resembling stars or another kind of light all amongst the image.
Painting by Genevieve Nutley

A painted figured bare back, legs and buttocks is revealed to the left. the figures right leg has a spiraling snake traveling up their leg; their hair is long, black and wispy falling all the way to their knees with the air and atmosphere making it glow to the right. the figure stands amidst a starry like galaxy, to the right there is two orange curved brush strokes mixed with black and grays and reds. the curves resemble the curling of a plant unfurling. There are many small white painted dots resembling stars or another kind of light all amongst the image.

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. 

Patronize them!


Line drawing by E.T. Russian

FURTHER READING

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

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.


LOREE ERICKSON
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.