Sex and Disability: the Big Taboo
I will discuss and reflect on my research on sexuality and disability in conjunction with my work with Toys in Babeland, a sex toy store in Los Angeles. I will explain what I researched and what I implemented to make Babeland more aware of the needs of people with disabilities. I researched several physical disability and learned biology how they function in the body. I then applied that knowledge to my work at Babeland. Through workshops and trainings, I was able to educate the staff and public on the sexual needs of people with disabilities. Finally, I will reflect on this experience from a larger context in terms of the social aspects that I found from the repression of people with disabilities' sexuality.
Sweeney, Eva, "Sex and Disability: the Big Taboo" (2007). URC Student Scholarship.
Support provided by:Ford Research Endowment