Being disabled doesn't mean you can't have a rewarding and awesome sex life.
A clear-eyed, in-depth exploration of mainstream porn that can: amp up your sexual media literacy so you can better suss out what's really going on with and in porn, fill you in on how it may or may not -- and sometimes just plain shouldn't -- match your expectations or experiences of sexuality offscreen, and tell you more about its politics and behind-the-scenes realities.
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.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all process for tackling this issue, but here's a little help from one person with Autism to another, so you can figure out some concrete ways of scaling what can feel like an immense social mountain.
It took a long time for me to come to terms with my singledom, but now that I'm here, I couldn't be happier.
As we change the narrative on disability and sexuality, we need to acknowledge that disabled asexuals exist.
It's been a bit since my long-term boyfriend and I (girl) broke up, and I think I'm ready to start dating. The problem is that even though I love sex, I have trouble staying wet enough on my own that penetration doesn't feel uncomfortable. We sometimes used lube, but it was hardly a *sexy* aspect of the sex....
Here at Scarleteen, we love consent — but what about when your disability changes the way you interact with conversations about sex and autonomy?
Nondisabled people can be invasive, clueless, or rude at the best of times, but especially when it comes to sex. Fortunately, we have tips for dealing with them!