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Title Insight: Sex and Disability
Published Australia : SBS, 2016
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Summary How do you negotiate sex with a serious disability? Imagine: you've been married to your partner for 25 years. You live with them, love them, are sexually attracted to them, but physical intimacy? Almost impossible.This is the reality for David and Jenni Heckendorf, who both have profound cerebral palsy that greatly limits their mobility. In order to have sex, they must use the services of a sex worker; a process of extreme trust, vulnerability and financial cost.They lobbied to use their NDIS funding to access their sex worker, but others are restricted by state laws and regulations around sex work.Rachel Wotton is one such sex worker, who works with clients with physical and intellectual disabilities. What if your child had an intellectual disability? How do you teach them about all the nuances of sex and sexuality: consent, attraction, pleasure, emotion, consequences?Mary McMahon has helped her gay son negotiate porn. Jarrod McGrath teaches sex-ed classes for children with intellectual disabilities.And what happens, if and when kids come along? What is the most ethical course of action?This week, Insight is looking at two issues that are definitely not mutually exclusive: sex and disability
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-04-12 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Husband and wife -- Psychology.
Man-woman relationships.
People with disabilities -- Sexual behavior.
Sex instruction for people with mental disabilities.
Form Streaming video
Author Brockie, Jenny, host
Akinin, Vaughn, contributor
Arrow, Kerry, contributor
Cambourn, Kay, contributor
Cambourn-Gregory, Myra, contributor
de Silva, Charitha, contributor
de Vletter-Sont, Shai, contributor
Dore, Liz, contributor
Heckendorf, David, contributor
Heckendorf, Jenni, contributor
Lyons, Moreen, contributor
McGrath, Dennis, contributor
McGrath, Jarrod, contributor
McGrath, Nathan, contributor
McMahon, Mary, contributor
Melita, Alicia, contributor
Shuttleworth, Russell, contributor
Stubbs, Kerry, contributor
Tadej-Akinin, Marina, contributor
Tobin, Janet, contributor
Vincent, Kelly, contributor
Walsh, A. (Anthony), contributor
Wotton, Rachel, contributor