So…Why disability,sex and intimacy?

“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.

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