Sex

People with disabilities should be viewed as dateable

Monday, October 10, 2016Dr. Danielle Sheypuk is taking on the myth that people with disabilities are disconnected from sexuality. The first model who uses a wheelchair to be featured at New York Fashion Week, and Miss Wheelchair New York 2, Sheypuk believes that…

People with disabilities excluded from UK nightclubs

Tuesday, October 4, 2016We all have pastimes we like to do to have fun and relax with friends. Often, these pastimes include engagement with our town or city in a way that is enjoyable and often essential to feeling like we ‘belong’ in…

“Sex is a Funny Word” offers inclusive view of sexuality for children

Saturday, September 10, 2016The struggle to find the ‘right’ approach to talk to children about sex and bodies is nothing new, and neither are books that offer to guide those conversations. Despite this, Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings,…

(Video) Cara Reedy attributes her resilience to being a “female, black, little person” in an unaccommodating society

Monday, July 18, 2016Cara Reedy is an actor, writer, comedian, and blogger with achondroplastic dwarfism. She partnered with Digg to create the video below, called The Gift of Being Different, to discuss her experiences and share her insights. Reedy explains that as an…

Deaf women join Cosmo to speak openly about sex

Monday, July 11, 2016Recently, Cosmopolitan decided to address misunderstandings around deaf women and sex. Cosmo interviewed three deaf women about their experiences having sex in order to raise awareness of the fact that most people with disabilities enjoy, and are having, sex just…

(Video) New movie ‘Me Before You’ battered by disability rights advocates

Saturday, June 11, 2016Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for both the novel Me Before You, and the movie based on it. Members of the community of people with disabilities and disability rights advocates are arguing that recently released movie Me Before You

Abortion disability discrimination bill signed into law

Thursday, March 31, 2016Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed a comprehensive anti-abortion bill into law March 24, which, among other things, would prohibit disability discrimination in abortion decisions. “I believe that a society can be judged by how it deals with its most…

(Video) Singer challenges societal notions of disability

Friday, May 1, 2015You may have heard of Viktoria Modesta. Previously popular in London, Modesta shot to international fame after her performance in the 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony. Her recently released music video for her song, Prototype, is the latest in Modesta’s musical…

Informed consent, sex and dementia on trial in Iowa rape case

Thursday, April 30, 2015An Iowa jury ruled April 22 that a man is not guilty of raping his wife, who at the time of the alleged sexual act, was arguably unable to consent due to her Alzheimers. The case, believed to be the…