“To be human is to be sexual” Winder, 1983
There are currently 12.9 million disabled people in the UK. Disability affects people in many different ways and requires a variety of different services. Dealing with disability has increasingly become more of an open dialogue over time. However, one aspect of disability still remains a taboo. Sex and intimacy.
Sex and intimacy are some of the most basic human needs. Everyone has a right to it and shouldn’t be shut out from being able to freely participate in it. Because of this I wanted to a documentary about dealing with the taboo of sex and intimacy while disabled.
I want to know if there is a taboo & why, the stereotypes and stigma that exists, how we as a society can deal with it and what is already being done to deal with it.
I want this project at the very least to give awareness to an underrepresented group and get people talking about a stigmatised subject. The aim of this documentary isn’t to solve the problem overnight but to make people think about it and create a dialogue. People with disabilities make up the largest minority group in the world, it is time their voices and stories are heard.