disability

Getting to Know Your “New Normal”: Tips for Sex When You Have Pelvic Pain

It can be incredibly frustrating when a part of the body we strongly associate with, and expect to give us, pleasure ends up causing us chronic pain. If you have chronic pelvic pain, what do you do if you want to get sexual with yourself or someone else? How can you be physically intimate if you’re in pain? How do you talk to your partners? If it starts hurting, should you stop? This guide from Nicole Guappone offers some great help with all this and more.

Autism, Romance And How We See Other People

As a person on the Autism spectrum, I know all too well that living with any sort of disability brings about a barrage of challenges. Your own difficult experiences living with those challenges are important and you have a right to feel all kinds of emotions about them, including frustration at the larger world. However, just as your own humanity and emotions should not be discounted, the same goes for other human beings.

What's Death Positivity and How Can It Help Us? A Conversation with Sarah Chavez

We are living in a time where death and loss are everywhere we look and is a part of so many of our lives, often before we think it will be. Here's some talk with The Order of The Good Death's Sarah Chavez about death positivity -- what it is, what that means, and who it can help -- and how young people can better understand death, can better talk to each other about it and support each another through it.

Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood

This organization is run by Deaf and disabled people and provides peer support and information for Deaf and disabled people who want to become, or are, parents. Topics include adaptive techniques and equipment for diaper-changing and other types of baby and childcare, advocacy for healthcare and other services, and guides for parents with different types of disability.

A Disabled Persons Guide to Talking with Your Partner(s) About Sex

Disabled people get a lot of practice telling people about our bodies: doctors, therapists, care workers, or people in our support networks like family and friends. It's so important to be able to tell our partners how to support and pleasure us in the ways that work for us, but even though we’ve got all that practice, this conversation can still be really hard to start. Here's some help.

Through the Looking Glass

This organization formed as part of the Independent Living movement, and offers information, support, and advocacy services to disabled parents and to families of children with disability and ongoing medical issues. Free online resources include material on the rights of disabled parents, assistive technologies for baby and child care, and education and advocacy for teachers and other professionals who have questions about disabled families.

Sexual Education Resources at Respectability

An incredibly diverse and rich list of sex education resources specifically for or about those with disabilities. In coordination with Couwenhoven, RespectAbility released this lengthy guide featuring resources for sexual education for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities, with a focus on those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Disability And Sexuality at AMAZE

A video for young people which holds and explains that all people are (potentially) sexual beings, no matter what their bodies can or cannot do physically or what type of support they may need from time to time or all of the time.