Title

Sex and Disability: the Big Taboo

Authors

Eva Sweeney

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

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.

Advisor

Susan Grayson

Department

critical_theory_social_justice

Support

Support provided by:Ford Research Endowment

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