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Sexuality and Disability

I am a third year Illustration student who is currently working on a brief based around fighting for diverse representation and empowerment in sex for disabled people. The type of work I create is anonymous drawings which use text from interviews to illustrate a subject and investigate something, a bit like 'Humans of New York.' I want to create a body of work that challenges pre-conceptions around having sex with a disability and I'm really keen to get some answers to these questions to help me do so!
What is the biggest misconception you find with sexuality and disability? Do you feel you are generalised when it comes to sex and are you tired of it? What are your experiences around this? 
How do you tackle problems associated with sexuality and disability - there are so many different ways to have an orgasm, what helps you? (If you don't mind being that open and honest!) 
How do you think these pre conceptions can be solved in the future? 
These are just some pointers of questions but I'd love any general comments or opinions I can use in my work. Don't worry - you will be kept completely anonymous and simple quotes will be used in my work, the actual imagery will be anonymous figures and surroundings. 

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,997

    Scope community team

    Hi @emily97thomas and welcome to the community. These are some really interesting questions, but it might be worth putting this into survey format, to ensure better anonymity. You can then share the survey here on the community.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • emily97thomasemily97thomas Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Adrian! Thanks so much. I was wondering how I could put this into survey format, is there a form of post I can do on here that would work? 
  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 713 Pioneering
    There is an organisation devoted to that topic, but I cannot think of the name. Someone here will know. It should be your best source of info.

    Tuppy is an unusual name, and  that is what the founder was called,  so it should be traceable  on internet.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,997

    Scope community team

    Hi @emily97thomas. By survey format, I meant using an online survey such as SurveyMonkey. Respondents might be more comfortable replying to the survey than posting their answers here.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • BrightsidebecsBrightsidebecs Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 88 Pioneering
    edited February 2020
    Hi @emily97thomas. I am in a wheelchair and so is my boyfriend we have been together for nearly 16 years we met in high school, I’m happy to answer all your questions however i do not want to on a public forum like this. [Removed by Moderator}and I’m happy to answer all your questions and ill be as open an honest as you need. I think this is a very important topic so happy to help. 
    Rebecca 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,829

    Scope community team

    edited February 2020
    Hi @Brightsidebecs
    Thanks for the offer to help @emily97thomas
    It would be better to complete the anonymous survey once it is posted and not publish your email address :)


    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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